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    COSTCO's comfort bike

    There's a coupon out which lets you buy their comfort bike for $140. I saw it in the warehouse, looks ok to me, for what it's meant to do... casual slow riding. Seems like a good value. COSTCO is very good about taking something back if it isn't to your liking.

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    I agree that's a lot of bike for the price.
    I want to hear real opinion from people actually ride it regularly.

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    You'd have to treat it with caution. For one -- it appears to be a noname bike. Secondly -- what materials was it made of? Thirdly -- who in Costco will assemble and adjust the bike, and how will it be maintained by them on an ongoing basis?

    When you take a $140 Costco bike, and add about $40 for a proper LBS tuneup, you are in the $200 range. This is within shouting distance of the entry level LBS bikes... you may even score a good second-hand bike for around that.

    I know whereof I speak, owning both a Walmart Roadmaster Mt Fury and a better LBS bike. I still hang on to the Roadmaster because I can afford to take risks with it that I wouldn't with my real bike -- such as throwing it on a boat, using it in bad weather, etc.

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    "What you see is what you get." Or equally appropriate, "You get what your pay for." I saw that $140 bike on sale at Costco last week. It's not bad. Something to ride around the neighborhood or to the beach. I don't think you will see Lance on this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR
    "What you see is what you get." Or equally appropriate, "You get what your pay for." I saw that $140 bike on sale at Costco last week. It's not bad. Something to ride around the neighborhood or to the beach. I don't think you will see Lance on this bike.
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    You're buying a bike assembled by someone who was just putting large jars of olives on the shelf.

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    I thought I saw a tag on that bike that said,"Assembly not required, batteries not included."
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    "Can I get the Polish sausage and small soft drink with that bike?" (seriously; for $1.50 there is no better deal in town!)

    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    You're buying a bike assembled by someone who was just putting large jars of olives on the shelf.

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    Is it the Motive comfort bike? If so, I had one. It was ok for riding around the neighborhood but, it weighed a ton and the shifters were pretty rough. It seemed more like the quality of a kid's bike. I think you'd be better off buying a low end name brand bike from the LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf5nd


    "Can I get the Polish sausage and small soft drink with that bike?" (seriously; for $1.50 there is no better deal in town!)
    hehe, totally agree man. I love Costco, I buy most of my household stuff there, but I wouldn't buy a bike. I've seen them trying to put them together. Just cuz you can run a forklift, doesn't mean you know bikes.

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    Love those sausages and pizza too. Would pass on the bike though....

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