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Old 02-17-11, 08:16 PM   #1
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Did I get a good deal and good bike?

I got a Ridley X bow with tiagra for 1160 out the door. I get lifetime tune ups and a professional fitting included. It weighs 21.6 pounds. lighter than I expected. Tiagra is pretty reliable from what Ive seen and heard and by experience. Not the lightest though. The wheels are... meh... But Im stoked about it! I kinda bought off impulse and didnt search to see if it was a good deal. Im on the team so I got a bit of a discount. Did I get a good deal?
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Ridley Crosswind + Rival for $1200
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...bike-8038.html
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Old 02-18-11, 10:24 AM   #3
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I think it'll be a great bike for you. "Meh" wheels are OK because you probably want a second set anyway.

I raced three seasons on a Kona Jake and was never unhappy with it. I upgraded the components as I had funds but to this day I love that bike. The X-Bow that you got may be Ridley's least great CX frame, but of their CX frames that one is probably the best as an all-around bike. Plus it's a Ridley, and just as my bottom-of-the-line Kona was still pretty good CX bike, I expect you'll discover that about your Ridley and then some.
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Old 02-18-11, 06:00 PM   #4
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But I supported local buisness, built a better relationship with the owner of the shop, get LIFETIME tune ups and a pro fitting. I knew I wasnt getting the best deal possible but its still good from a LBS
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Ridleys are great bikes. Be happy.
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But I supported local buisness, built a better relationship with the owner of the shop, get LIFETIME tune ups and a pro fitting. I knew I wasnt getting the best deal possible but its still good from a LBS
I'm all for buying from a local shop, but that wasn't what you asked.

If you want to build a better relationship with the owner of your local shop, stop beating around the bush and ask him out for dinner and a movie.
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I'm all for buying from a local shop, but that wasn't what you asked.

If you want to build a better relationship with the owner of your local shop, stop beating around the bush and ask him out for dinner and a movie.
Pretty sure I asked if I got a good deal. Sure there are better deals out there and I know it but I didnt want to be hosed. The tuneups add a considerable amount of value. Around $100 a year. I have no clue how much a pro fitting is because not many shops around me offer it but the fit is the most important thing about the bike. I also asked if I got a good bike. I know there are better bikes out there. But I've always used shimano with great luck and dont intend to stop anytime soon.
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Some people just need to be a wet blanket.
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It's not horrible. Just because there are better deals doesn't mean you got a bad deal. You did not get hosed. Not by a long shot.
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Some people just need to be a wet blanket.
9 times out of 10 when someone (neurotically, irrationally) posts a "Hey I just bought this, did I get a good deal?!?!?!?" thread, I just chuckle and shake my head. Since I had recently looked into the Ridley deal at Competitive, though, I thought I'd help out this time.
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Next time someone ties the knot they should post: did I get a good deal.
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