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    Need advice on Hybrid Devinci or Giant FCR1

    Hello, Kind Hybrid Enthusiasts...i Need A Little Advice. I want something Easy To Ride, that I is mostly for the city riding - sometimes will ride with other road-bike riders (but rarely)...

    Here are the two bikes I've narrowed it down to...there is $200 price difference between the two bikes...are the parts about equal quality on both bikes? Thanks

    Devinci Amsterdam around $900
    FRAME Hybrid SL
    FORK Devinci Carbon As with disc brake hanger
    REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano LX M581
    FRONT DERAILLEUR -Shimano R443
    CRANKSET - Truvativ Touro 3.0 Power Spline 52/42/30T
    SHIFTERS - Shimano R440
    WHEELS - Formula DC20-DC22 disc / Maddux DM21 / Stainless
    TIRES - Kenda Kwest puncture resistant 700x32C
    BRAKES - Promax TX-122
    STEM - FSA OS-190LX 31.8mm
    HANDLEBAR - V2 Gyro raiserbar 31.8mm
    SADDLE - Selle Italia XO trans am
    SEATPOST - FSA SL-280 27.2mm

    Giant FCR1 - around $1,100
    frame ALUXX Compact Road Design
    fork fomulaOne Full Composite, w/ alloy steerer
    handlebar Easton EA50 XC Flat bar
    stem Easton EA50 6 Degree
    seatpost formulaOne Composite
    saddle WTB Lazer V Race
    pedals Shimano clipless M505
    derailleur Shimano 443 front, 105 rear
    brakes Alloy Direct Pull
    brake levers Alloy Direct Pull
    shifters Shimano R660 RapidFire Plus
    cassette SRAM PG950 12-26 9-speed
    chain Shimano HG-73
    cranks Shimano R4550-S compact 34 / 50
    bb Shimano external
    rims Xero XSR-3
    hubs Xero XSR-3
    spokes Xero XSR-3
    tires Kenda Kontender, 700x26

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    Both look pretty good to me. The biggest difference is the Amsterdam has a triple crankset while the FCR1 has a compact crank. The Amsterdam's cassette is an 11-32 while the FCR1 has a 12-26. This means the Amsterdam has considerably lower gearing and higher gearing. I doubt you'll ever need the higher gears but depending upon the hills/mountains in your area, you may appreciate the lower gears. The downside is you may need to do more shifting around with the triple but it depends upon your riding habits and your terrain. I'd discuss this with your riding buddy or the bike shops.

    Have you test ridden these bikes? I would definitely do so before purchasing one. Make sure the bike shop has the bike set up to fit your properly. Getting a proper fitting will determine what size bike you need as well the stem length/angle, seat position, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle
    Both look pretty good to me. The biggest difference is the Amsterdam has a triple crankset while the FCR1 has a compact crank. The Amsterdam's cassette is an 11-32 while the FCR1 has a 12-26. This means the Amsterdam has considerably lower gearing and higher gearing. I doubt you'll ever need the higher gears but depending upon the hills/mountains in your area, you may appreciate the lower gears. The downside is you may need to do more shifting around with the triple but it depends upon your riding habits and your terrain. I'd discuss this with your riding buddy or the bike shops.

    Have you test ridden these bikes? I would definitely do so before purchasing one. Make sure the bike shop has the bike set up to fit your properly. Getting a proper fitting will determine what size bike you need as well the stem length/angle, seat position, etc.
    Thanks - will try the bikes out again tonight. Do you have any thoughts on the wheels? Are they comparable?

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    I don't know anything about these wheels. Nothing from the Search function. Both brands are common at this price point so probably very similar. These aren't racing wheels; they are built for durability.

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