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    IRO vs NYCbike

    Doing a little research. I noticed that NYC bikes has a Bicycling Magazine Special listed since they had an article in the last issue.

    What's your take/preference on either of these 2 bikes.

    I'm specifically looking at the IRO Mark V. with an added brake for $609 (I would also probably get the upgraded wheelset for $100 too)

    Or the NYC special for $729. Here is the build list for that:
    Cityfixed Bicycling Magazine Special Edition. CityFixed Alloy Frame, Profile Design BSC Fork, Cane Creek Sealed Cartridge Bearing Headset, RPM Alloy Track Crank, FSA Platinum Pro ISIS Splined BB, NYCBikes High Flanged Flip Flo Hubs, Sun Assault SL1 Rims, 48/18 gear ratio, Profile Design AirWing Bar, Tekto Bulge Lever and Tektro Dual Pull Front Caliper. A sweet deal as a thanks for the feature in Bicycling Magazine, one of our standard 2006 builds at a great price. Choose your color and size, no substitutions on the parts list please. Web orders only.
    '05 Motobecane Le Champion SL (Carbon Seat Post, Carbon Cages, Mike Garcia DT Swiss Customs 1436gram wheels, FSA Compact Crank 36/50, 12/27 Ultegra Cassette, Ultegra 6600 SPD-SL Pedals,)
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    '01 Trek 2200. (Sold with about 3300 miles on it.)
    On or off road I'm ready!

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    buy the NYCbikes pile and enter a world of pain!

    buy the IRO.
    that's it.
    do a search for NYCbikes and IRO here and you'll find your answer.

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    Well, look at it this way :

    Tony Arms of IRO is the equivalent of delicious ice cream.

    NYCBikes is the equivalent of being stung by bees.

    Which would you prefer?

    Note : Please bear in mind that the bees might be five dollars cheaper. Does this affect your answer?

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    Hey that's what I thought, But I suck on searching so why not just add more threads.
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    just curious.. why do you list a bike you sold?

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    did any body see the set up on that NYC bike?? Most of the components were nicer than what came with my $900 Lemond fillmore...nsparks, unless that NYC frame is some paper mache nonsense, -the peanut gallery is completly out of their minds on this one.. <<-(I love that guy.. )
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    No one on here was telling anyone to buy a Lemond Fillmore either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppy robot
    just curious.. why do you list a bike you sold?
    So you don't think I"m a Noob, rider. It's that a good answer?
    '05 Motobecane Le Champion SL (Carbon Seat Post, Carbon Cages, Mike Garcia DT Swiss Customs 1436gram wheels, FSA Compact Crank 36/50, 12/27 Ultegra Cassette, Ultegra 6600 SPD-SL Pedals,)
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    Quote Originally Posted by red house
    did any body see the set up on that NYC bike?? Most of the components were nicer than want came with my $900 Lemond fillmore...nsparks, unless that NYC frame is some paper mache nonsense, -the peanut gallery is completly out of their minds on this one.. <<-(I love that guy.. )
    You know that's what I was also thinking. It seems like it has pretty decent components.
    '05 Motobecane Le Champion SL (Carbon Seat Post, Carbon Cages, Mike Garcia DT Swiss Customs 1436gram wheels, FSA Compact Crank 36/50, 12/27 Ultegra Cassette, Ultegra 6600 SPD-SL Pedals,)
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    '01 Trek 2200. (Sold with about 3300 miles on it.)
    On or off road I'm ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by msparks
    So you don't think I"m a Noob, rider. It's that a good answer?
    Freaking n00b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red house
    unless that NYC frame is some paper mache nonsense
    Well I (and about 1000 of my closest friends) did see a guy break one of their forks during a Gold Sprint...

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    nyc bikes just has notoriously piss poor customer service, as opposed to iro which is the polar opposite. and the mark v is a sweet bike for the price, perfectly functional, and you get to support a reputable business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red house
    did any body see the set up on that NYC bike?? Most of the components were nicer than want came with my $900 Lemond fillmore...nsparks, unless that NYC frame is some paper mache nonsense, -the peanut gallery is completly out of their minds on this one.. <<-(I love that guy.. )
    there's nothing really outstanding about the NYCBikes components.

    add to that their shiatty customer service and IRO is ahead by a landslide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylago
    nyc bikes just has notoriously piss poor customer service, as opposed to iro which is the polar opposite. and the mark v is a sweet bike for the price, perfectly functional, and you get to support a reputable business.
    Okay, -I'm sold...do you know the difference between a Mark V and the Mark V Pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red house
    Okay, -I'm sold...do you know the difference between a Mark V and the Mark V Pro?
    Pro vs. non-pro

    tubing: heat treated vs. non
    brake holes and cable routing: no vs. yes
    discontinued: yes vs. no

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    Do a search if you haven't already on IRO and NYCBikes.

    I think it will be pretty much one sided.

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    [QUOTE=baxtefer]Pro vs. non-pro

    tubing: heat treated vs. non
    brake holes and cable routing: no vs. yes
    discontinued: yes vs. no[/QUOTE] ???




    -Those m-o-t-h-e-r f- - -k-e-r-s!!...

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    don't forget to breathe... we will get through this. if you're leaning more towards the pro, i suspect the new angus will be more up your alley anyway. i suspect. good times

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    Quote Originally Posted by msparks
    So you don't think I"m a Noob, rider. It's that a good answer?
    that is actually.. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red house


    -Those m-o-t-h-e-r f- - -k-e-r-s!!...
    it's being replaced with the Angus.
    Reynolds 631. no brakes/braze-ons.
    rumor has it that it's more track-y geometry.

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    damned be the rumors. let's see it already
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    Man just want to be sure. Hard to believe someone with bad customer service would be a feature in a Mag. Wonder what that cost him. LOL.

    I'm more for the IRO anyhow. Just wanted to be 100% positive.
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    100% true dude. i promise

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    If what you said was correct, it was 'featured' in BICYCLING MAGAZINE. Hardly the most reliable and reputable or independent cycling mag out there. Go with the IRO, you won't be sorry.
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    Well i been up in the air on what to get myself. Being i responded to a few co. about my problem. Im a big dude. Tony at IRO was the only one who responded and steered me into the right direction as well. I wanted a mark v myself, but now im saving my pennies for a rob roy. IRO for me.
    Thanks again for the response Tony.

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