Recently I felt it was time to get a new bike after riding my 24" Triax PK7 for a couple of years now. I have read at least 10 boards asking about x-mart bikes so I know %110 about how I should look for used bikes, save a little more for a LBS bike, or check CL.
I will continue to look for used bikes at the shops around me, but I'd like to hear more from x-mart bike owners,particularly owners of Pacific Cycle's Schwinn line.
First of all, I learned the two bikes I metioned have the same frame but painted different colors for each retailer. The Sidewinder is $150 and the Mirida is $50 more. What components does the Mirida have that the Sidewinder doesn't? Are there any owners of these bikes that would like to share any info or opinions about either bike?
Oh, and I'll be using the bike to occasionally bike to the grocery store or to someone's house, and fornice long rides around the neighborhood. I figure any bike I get will feel a lot better than the bike I've been riding. What do you think of these bikes?
Thanks for the help.