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  1. #1
    Senior Member
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    Jun 2005
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    Raleigh NC
    My Bikes
    Takara 10 spd, Felt F90, Felt Q720
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    4 bikes, 2 shops, buying soon

    Shop #1,Diamondback Comp, $600.00 bike felt good, didn't care for SRAM shifters
    FELT Q720, $700.00 out the door, list is $829.00, I like this bike but not sure if it fits, it is
    18", shimano XT I am 6' with 32' inseam. Owners are almost like family, bought my FELT
    road bike and my Diamondback here.
    Shop #2 Cannondale F6,$499.00 sweet bike, fit was good, no real complaints except maybe Alevio?
    TREK 4500, $530.00 haven't rode this bike yet, dealer is bringing in a 19.5" for me to ride this
    weekend, the TREK has DEORE .I bought my wifes Townie from this dealer.

    I have been a roadie and I love my FELT F90, I am moving up from a Diamondback Wildwood, not sure where to go from here, I am going to give the FELT one more ride, I really liked the Cannondale and am looking forward to riding the TREK.
    Any help or advice, I will decide and buy something this weekend.
    2005 Diamondback Wildwood
    1976 Takara 10 spd
    2005 Electra Townie 7 (wifes)
    2006 FELT F90
    2007 FELT Q720 Hard Tail

  2. #2
    Sneaky Fast....
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    Sep 2006
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    Swartz Creek, Mi
    My Bikes
    2007 Specialized Epic Expert, 2005 Giant TCR C3, 1996 Specialized Stumpjumper M2Comp, 1986 Raleigh Capri 10spd, 1982 KHS Turbo 12spd, Wife's: 2010 Specialized Safire Comp Komen, 2007 Specialized Dolce Elite, 2005 Giant OCR3, 2000 Trek 6000 WSD
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    If the ONLY thing you are unsure about the Felt is the Sram shifters, maybe ask IF they can swap out to Shimano for a cheap price. Are they the gripshift? I know my first mtb had them, but I quickly found I loved the Shimano rapidfire on my then new bike.

    Chris

  3. #3
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    My Bikes
    Masi Speciale Fixed, Surly 1x1, 2 70's Bianchi folders, Swingbike, Columbia Cruiser 3 spd, Specialized Big Hit and P.2, Cove G-Spot, Xtracycled Bianchi San Jose.
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    I would go with the Cannondale or the Felt. Personally I believe in all the dollar vote jazz, so if the shop owners are like family at the first shop I would try to support them.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairmont WV
    My Bikes
    GT Ricochet, Mongoose Villain
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    I ride an 18" GT and I am 5'10" so that does sound small to me but the price sounds good and if it feels right you should be good to go. I rode a 16" last weekend @ Wisp and after getting used to the bike it felt fine

  5. #5
    Senior Member
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    Jun 2005
    Location
    Raleigh NC
    My Bikes
    Takara 10 spd, Felt F90, Felt Q720
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    I Bought The Felt!!!!!!!
    I Went Back To The Shop Where I Have Been Going Since 1969 And Got Fitted To The Felt, I Put $500.00 Down And Am Working On Selling The Diamondback, A Friend Borrowed It This Weekend To Test Ride.
    I Feel Good About The Purchase, The Bike And Who I Bought It From, I'll Post More As Soon As I Bring It Home.
    2005 Diamondback Wildwood
    1976 Takara 10 spd
    2005 Electra Townie 7 (wifes)
    2006 FELT F90
    2007 FELT Q720 Hard Tail

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