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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_man_14 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flargle View Post
    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.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    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.
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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