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    cannon dale bad boy 4 or 6, orbea carpe H20 or trek fx 7.5

    Hello,

    my name is Theo, i am 28 years old and i live in a small city of Cyprus. I am currently a road biker and i would like to purchase a commuter.

    I am interested in these three:

    cannon dale bad boy 4 or 6...
    orbea carpe H20
    trek fx 7.5 with disc brakes

    I am in a huge dilemma and i would really need a few pointers.

    Since Cyprus is a small island, the selection is quite limited but i do consider that these are top brands.

    Thank you!

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    Aren't you lucky to have all those choices?

    Only the Trek is sold where I live of all those on the short list.

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    So what is the huge dilemma? Test ride and choose one.
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    So what is the huge dilemma? Test ride and choose one.
    Unfortunately this is the problem. Thy do not have these bikes available for a test ride. These are only available on special order. In the shops here you can only find the lower end spec bikes for a test ride. This has to do with low demand.

    Thank you

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    bad boy 2
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    Personally, I like the Badboy 9. There's also the the Badboy Commuter bike. The Orbea is nice too

    Performance hybrids are generally built for both speed and comfort.
    Last edited by WestPablo; 09-29-13 at 10:54 PM.

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    Thank you very much all for
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    oh my.

    as someone who rides a road bike you should definitely steer away from the slow and bouncy bad boy. the orbea is visually interesting but has a mtb drive train that is more suited to hilly off road/gravel cycling than pavement, i would go with the trek 7.5. it has a carbon fork, a compact road drive train, and is far lighter and more nimble than the c-dale or the orbea. it also has an r440 9 speed road shifter that facilitates upgrades to better components.
    Last edited by spare_wheel; 09-29-13 at 09:01 PM.
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    spare_wheel, where are you coming up with "slow and bouncy bad boy" and "go with the trek 7.5... is far lighter and more nimble..." The specs don't indicate that. Myself, I would go with the Bad Boy, if for no other reason than to get away from the "everybody owns one" FX series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    as someone who rides a road bike
    This thread isn't about road bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    the slow and bouncy bad boy.
    If you find BBU's to be slow and bouncy,you need a road bike. No,they're not as fast as my SuperSix,but they're also alot better suited to riding downtown.

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    The OP said they were a road biker so I was extrapolating. The bad boy 2 has a suspension fork thingy but I stand corrected. As for my description of the bad boy as slow, it has a triple mtb drive train which definitely puts a limit on speed and efficiency.

    The 7.5FX has a 9-speed road-only shifter, sora fd, fsa vero double compact crank, a more aggressive alu frame, and a carbon fiber fork. (I'd swap the rd out for a sora 3500 or tiagra 4500 because deore rds perform terribly when paired with road dts.)


    If you find BBU's to be slow and bouncy,you need a road bike. No,they're not as fast as my SuperSix,but they're also alot better suited to riding downtown.
    My commuters and drop road bar bike have ultegra compact dts and carbon frames/forks.
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