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    Wabi Classic vs Cooper Monza vs ?

    Hi,

    I'm new here and don't know much about bikes.
    I'm looking at getting a good one speed for the first time (which will be my only bike). I've ride mountain bikes pretty much my whole life (not even a single road bike) so it's a big change for me. But I'm tired to ride tanks and want to go light.

    I've been looking at many different brands, bikes, parts, etc and my choice stopped at these two : wabi classic, Cooper Monza, and if you have any other suggestion they are welcome.

    I'll use it everyday to commute and ride in the week-ends, i don't want to worry to much about it (ready to ride kinda thing). Around 20lb or lighter as I'll have to carry it in the stairs (woman/5'5"/105lb I let you imagine with a 25lb on my back), was looking for a steal frame maybe with carbon or aluminium parts, straight handlebar, really comfortable to ride, good vibration absorption, as I'm use to more thicker tires, I don't want something too shaky (even though I know I'll have to adapt). I can go around 900$ if I know I'm investing in a quality bike that I won't have to change 2 years later or replace all the parts after few month because they were low quality.

    I read reviews about the Kilo TT here and everybody seam to agreed on the fact that is the best one you can get for your money, but Wabi had better reviews here too (except from one website "BikeRadar" -for what its worth, don't know anything about them- who rated 3 stars only on the wabi special). The Cooper, doesn't have much reviews, except from the same website which gave it a 5/5. The look was originally one of my concerns as I wanted a full black matte bike but at this point I just want something good that I'll enjoy riding for a good while.

    Btw I'm located in Montréal Canada if that somewhat makes a difference.

    Thanks a lot !

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    Wabi Classic, hands down. It's available in a small size with 650c wheels that is very lightweight. Also, you can get it customized for fit, gearing, saddle and handlebars. And, of course, Wabi ships to Canada.
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    TT nailed it. Wabi Classic.

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    First time post and comparing a previously unheard of brand to a well-known and liked brand. This smells a bit like a shill to me. Not conclusive but just a whiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    First time post and comparing a previously unheard of brand to a well-known and liked brand. This smells a bit like a shill to me. Not conclusive but just a whiff.
    Nah. I don't get that vibe at all. Way too much specific personal info and no linky to that other brand. Regardless, the Wabi is a much better choice.
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