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    Fuji Newest 3.0 or Scattante R340

    I am looking for a very affordable first road bike. I have found 2 pretty good deals on bikes that are a year old. I am looking at a Fuji Newest 3.0 and a Scattante R340 that are 2012 models. Both are under $600. The Scattante is $500 and the Fuji is $550 and the components seem pretty good for the price but are not big name brands. I found the Fuji to be more comfortable and a smoother ride. The Scattante has dual brakes so the regular road brakes and brakes on the flats as well. I think that could be helpful coming from a mountain bike in the beginning but possibly an annoyance once I get comfortable on a road bike.

    Is there going to be much of a difference between the two? I am looking for something entry level. I just want to get out and ride on the road and paved trails and lose some weight, no racing or anything. I think I should be fine with either one but was curious of opinions of others for someone just getting started who doesn't want to spend a ton.

    Here are the details on both:

    Fuji Newest 3.0:

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction
    Frame Tubing Material A1-SL alloy
    Fork Brand & Model FC-770 carbon
    Fork Material
    Rear Shock UNSPECIFIED rear shock

    Components
    Component Group
    Brakeset Fuji dual pivot
    Shift Levers Shimano 2303 8spd
    Front Derailleur Shimano 2303
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
    Crankset Fuji forged 30/39/50t
    Pedals UNSPECIFIED pedals
    Bottom Bracket sealed cartridge
    BB Shell Width
    Rear Cogs
    Chain KMC Z72
    Seatpost Fuji CGC Alloy
    Saddle Fuji Road Sport
    Handlebar Fuji CGC alloy
    Handlebar Extensions
    Handlebar Stem Fuji CGC alloy
    Headset 1 1/8" threadless

    Wheels
    Hubs UNSPECIFIED front hub UNSPECIFIED rear hub
    Rims Fuji Alloy
    Tires Kenda K-152 700 X 25c


    Scattantte R340:

    BOTTOM BRACKET: Cartridge Sealed
    BRAKES: Dual-pivot
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG50, 12-25T
    CHAIN: KMC
    CRANKSET: Lasco triple 8-speed, 52/42/30T
    FORK: 1 1/8" chromoly steerer, carbon legs
    FRAME: Double-butted aluminum with double water bottle mounts, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora for triple
    GRIPS/TAPE: Velo gel tape
    HANDLEBAR: Alloy, 31.8mm Center, Width: 400mm (48cm), 420mm (51/54cm), 440mm (57/60cm)
    HEADSET: VP 1 1/8" integrated
    LEVERS: Shimano 2300
    PEDALS: Plastic body with steel cage
    RACK MOUNTS:
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora 8-speed
    SADDLE: Velo, with gel pad and chromoly rails
    SEATPOST: Alloy, 27.2 X 300mm
    SHIFTERS: Shimano 2300
    STEM: AL6061 T6 3D-forged, 10-degree rise, ID: 28.6mm, Bar bore: 31.8mm, Length: 100mm (48cm)/(51cm), 120mm(54cm)/(57/60cm)
    TIRES: Kenda, 700x23c
    WHEELSET: Rims: Alloy 32-hole; Hubs: Formula, double-sealed
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    Check if Performance will honour their lifetime maintenance on the Scattante (I presume it was originally bought from there) for not-the-original-owner. That might swing it.

    Do you have the opportunity to ride both, or is this on eBay? A lot can happen to each of them in a year.

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. Both are brand new just last year's model so they will honor the Lifetime Guarantee on both.

    Yes, I rode both and liked the feel of the Fuji better. Both were slow to shift on the front derailleur but worked. Didn't know if that was a concern or expected based on the level of the bike. Rear derailleur shifted quickly and smoothly on both. The saddle would probably need to be replaced on the Scattante very soon. It was pretty thin.

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    There doesn't seem to be a huge difference between the two bikes. Get the one which feels the best; The Fuji.

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    If the bikes felt the same, and you're still undecided, buy the Fuji. If you decide to upgrade later and sell this bike, the Fuji is easier to sell. Scattante makes a perfectly good bike, but it is a house brand. Fuji is sold by Performance and by other LBS and is a top line brand. On that alone, I'd opt for the Fuji. BTW, one of the guys I ride with has a late model Fuji Newest 3.0 and is very happy with it.
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    Thank you both. I appreciate the help. I'm hoping the Fuji is still available at the end of the week. If so, it's going home with me and I'll be out riding it hopefully Saturday morning.

    And I realized after reading a bit there was not an issue with the front derailleur it was me not shifting properly.

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