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mmmfreegoo 04-19-14 04:13 AM

Can't decide between 3 bikes... in Korea - help please!
 
Hi everyone, first time poster and relative noob.

My situation is a bit different in that I live in a remote location in Korea. There aren't many bike shops near my town, so my only option is internet shopping - I'm having to go by specs and my own measurements.

I want a hybrid bike, with tyres erring on the thicker (700 x 37-40) size.

I'm 5' 10" with a 31.5" inseam.

The three models I'm looking at (click on the links to see specifics):

2013 Giant Roam 3 - All sizes are available.

2013 Fuji Traverse 1.5 - Only S/M 17" size frame is available - would this be too small for me? It's the cheapest, but my worry about the size is stopping me from pulling the trigger.

2013 Samchuly / Appalanchia 700 HB300D - Yes... you won't have heard of this one. Its a Korean brand and it seems as though it's a copy of the above bikes, except that it has mechanical disc brakes because... well... Korea ;) Obviously, the question of quality is the thing stopping me from going for this, also I'm not sure what the sizing is, but I think it's a 19".

Thoughts please... :)

Wanderer 04-19-14 07:51 AM

The Korean bike looks well done! MHO. How is price? Do they have any other options/models available? An English website?

mmmfreegoo 04-19-14 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wanderer (Post 16684670)
The Korean bike looks well done! MHO. How is price? Do they have any other options/models available? An English website?

Samchuly are the biggest manufacturers of bikes in Korea, but, their bikes are not available outside Korea (it seems).

I'm not sure about other models, but the price of that bike is around US$450


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