I need to buy a new bike. I am mostly interested in getting a decent bike for some MTB riding on the North shore (North Van) but also need it for road cycling.
I have been test riding tons of bikes and have narrowed it down to the Devinci Cameleon and the Brodie Fury or Bruzza bikes.
Are any of these bikes any good ?
Out of all the ones I tried, these three seemed to fit me the best, were light and good to ride on the road and were within my price range.
I am leaning towards the Devinci but am not sure about the disk brakes that it comes with(Shimano M475) vs the Hayes disk brakes that are on the Brodie Bruzza. Also, the disk brakes on the Devinci are only 6" while the Bruzza's are 8". Does this make a big difference?
I am also not sure if the size that they have is right for me. I am 5'6" and the LBS is suggesting a 17" frame.
Anyway, this is the first time that I have had enough money to buy a halfway decent bike.
I have $1200.00 Cdn to spend.
Sorry for all the questions. I am hoping some of the more experienced people here could answer these questions. Any suggestions or whatever would be very much appreciated.