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Old 02-23-06, 08:47 PM   #1
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Bianchi Kingbee / IronHorse Warrior Race

I saw Bianchi Kingbee '05 at LBS and liked it. It is $1100 (should get 10%+ discount). But there is an online store with temporary priced IronHorse Warrior Race '05 for $600. The components are probably nominally better on IronHorse. This has got me confused. Any thoughts to choose among the two. In fact this would be my first bike. I might as well go for lower priced bikes too (like specialized hardrock).
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Old 02-23-06, 08:55 PM   #2
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bianchi framesets are expensive.
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Old 02-23-06, 09:14 PM   #3
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Here is the online IronHorse deal:

http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/sc.7/cat...t.A/id.6763/.f

Thanks for your reply mcoine. It is still $300 price difference though.
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Old 02-24-06, 06:10 PM   #4
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Considering its almost half the price, id go IH if it were me.

But you're not me, so good luck with whatever you choose
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Old 02-24-06, 09:32 PM   #5
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I got the 05 Ironhorse race from Randal Scott a few weeks ago and It's a great bike, The componentry alone is worth the price they are asking, I paid extra and got the Pro=Build.
Hell of a deal Hard to pass up because the bike last year was around $1100.00 and the 2006 model is about the same.
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Old 02-24-06, 09:41 PM   #6
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Thanks people. Iron Horse should be a good choice. The color is a little crazy.
If I buy from Randall Scott, should I use their assembly? They assemble it then dissasemble it just enough for shipping. It is extra $60. Personally, my friend has a bike book, and I would love to assemble it myself.
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Old 02-24-06, 09:45 PM   #7
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Sorry Blitz, I missed your Pro=Build advice. I will be happy to learn to assemble it too. Or should I avoid assembling it myself?
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well, I think you could be able to assemble it yourself ,the bike comes from the factory about 80% assembled,but I chose the pro-build because I wanted it ready to ride. Even with the pro-build you'll spend about 1/2 and hour putting it together. But it's really easy and it has instructions if you need them ,but I didn't need them. the only tool you may need to have is a t-25 Torx bit to put the front brake rotor on with. The rest is all your standard metric allen wrench nuts and bolts. They include a allen wrench with the bike.
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Old 02-24-06, 10:06 PM   #9
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Oh, yeah , The book " zinn and the art of mountain bike maintenance" is a good book to have if you plan on wrenching on your own bike...
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Thanks Blitz. Great of you to include that photo of the bike too.
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