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    What Bike Do You See the Most on the road?

    I'm just wasting time here (only because I can't get on the road yet ...). It has occurred to me, that depending on what part of the country you are in, you will most likely see a different distribution of bikes on the road.

    For example, I live in northern california, but do visit family in southern california quite often. I have noticed that in northern california, I see plenty of Calfees, and in southern california, I see plenty of Giant OCR's and a good number of Serottas.

    It would be interesting to see what the distribution is of various bikes, based on geography. But then again, part of it may depend on racing team loyalties, and whether or not your ride for recreation, or for racing!!!

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    When I go to a planned ride event I see mostly Treks. Out on the road though, I see alot of Specialized. Not sure if they just catch my eye or if they have a good base here in Indiana.

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    All kinds, but a lot of Specialized, Trek and Litespeed
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    You see mostly what the local shop sells. I see a lot of Blue, Trek, and Orbea around here cause that's what the local shop sells.

    At organized events, I'd say I mostly see the big boys, Trek and Giant
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    Trek hybrids
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    trek and specialized
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    I see mine out there a lot...

    (Sorry, I'm a goof.)

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    I see Ritchey Road Logic more than anything else. That's what's between my knees when I look down.

    Around here, for the bikes that I notice, I see a lot of Treks and Cervelos, but I don't really pay much attention. I'm impressed by riders, not bikes.

    I did recently spend some quality time wheelsucking a local elite team that's on Orcas... that was hard to miss...

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    Mine ... because I'm often the only one out there!

    (Occasionally I see a Canadian Tire or Walmart mtn bike if I happen to spot someone commuting to work.)


    However, as it happens, mine is a very popular Canadian bicycle anyway so when I have cycled in groups, this brand is probably the most common: Marinoni

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    Ok, it looks like Trek dominates out there ... I guess that's obvious. Lot of Madones out there. Was hoping there would be more of the little guys, like Orbea, Serotta, Litespeed, etc ...

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    It seems to be Cannondale country here in the northeast.

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    The big player around here seems to be Trek. Of course, the biggest LBS around is a Trek pusher.

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    i can't say i see one brand dominating the scene. there are quite a few specialized road bikes, though.

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    Treks, Treks and more f'ing Treks in Terre Haute.

    Believe it or not, lots of Colnagos in Peoria.

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    Cannondales and Specialized

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer
    Ok, it looks like Trek dominates out there ... I guess that's obvious. Lot of Madones out there. Was hoping there would be more of the little guys, like Orbea, Serotta, Litespeed, etc ...


    Orbea and Litespeed are little? I wonder how the independent builders think about that statement?

    Trek dominates our area as well. The Lance factor will be around long past his retirement.

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    i'd say 70% of the bikes i've seen around northern mississippi are specialized/trek

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    The only LBS on this side of island is a Specialized dealer so I see alot of them when I'm out riding locally...go Leeward and it's Trek and Giant.

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    Probably Trek............
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA
    Orbea and Litespeed are little?
    ... well, compared to Trek, yes. I was wondering how many would get my joke!

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    #1 - Trek
    #2 - Giant
    #3 - Cannondale

    My LBS sells them in that order as well...

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    Huffy, Roadmaster, or whatever name Pacific puts on their bikes are far and away the most common brand I see on the road.

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    I saw a ton of litespeeds at the solvang ride in november, before that I hadn't seen any.

    In my area there is a great mix of machines. Kinda cool if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclesematic
    Treks, Treks and more f'ing Treks in Terre Haute.
    +1 here in norcal, too.
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    Is this a trick question?

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