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Old 11-24-11, 09:05 PM   #1
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big shot bikes, yes or no?

been seeing that big shot bikes have gotten sort of a reputation from people here on the forum, but they've now upgraded their frames to chromoly frames; full specs here: http://www.bigshotbikes.com/track-bikes.html -- recommendations/reviews/comments on these bikes?
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I still say no, but its your money.
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reason?
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kilo TT.
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Considering their new bikes are $500+ and only available at the handful of shops selling them, the better deals/bikes out there are plentiful.
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Old 11-24-11, 09:14 PM   #6
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Why do you want to go through Big Shot? If its mainly because of the color choices, then go for it. If you care about quality and value, shop around a little longer. There are plenty of nice bikes to be had for cheaper.
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Old 11-24-11, 09:16 PM   #7
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was just browsing and just caught my eye. live in toronto, need it to be shipped actually, so i'm leaning towards the 'no' side. any other suggestions on bikes i can actually buy here? nothing like the ones on big shot bikes here in toronto for <$600.
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You may have missed this part:

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We are now introducing a line of special ediiton bikes that will only be available through your local bike shop
They have no dealers in Canada.
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yep definitely missed that part. but hypothetically speaking i guess then, it would still be a bad decision even if they did have shipping to canada. any alternative you guys can suggest?
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btw the special edition ones only apply to the ACTUAL SPECIAL EDITIONS, the ones that are 500+. i'm just looking at the normal ones @ $429. i posted the link for the 'new' specs at the bottom, please review?
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I feel like their bikes would be a lot more attractive if they set them up with more than a fistful of seatpost and a decent saddle angle. But that's just me.
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btw the special edition ones only apply to the ACTUAL SPECIAL EDITIONS, the ones that are 500+. i'm just looking at the normal ones @ $429. i posted the link for the 'new' specs at the bottom, please review?
Aren't the 'Special Edition' bikes the only ones made of cro-mo? For $429 + $125 shipping, you're better off just going to a shop and buying a bike.
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$125 for shipping is fail.
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For a small company shipping a complete bike to Canada, it's not 100% unreasonable - but still...
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fixie trixie bike?
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Oh god no! What's the Budget? If it's tight, get a Kilo, something else from Bikesdirect, or even eightinch or Pake'...or really most things over bigshot, I hear nothing but bad things about them, really, especially for the price.
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http://www.sweetpetes.com/product-li...er-bikes-pg56/
http://www.urbanecyclist.ca/products/bikes/single-fixed
http://bikedepot.com/product-list/bi...ne-speed-1018/
http://cyclepathtoronto.com/product-...ne-speed-1018/

These are all bike shops in Toronto.

Buy local and forget about shipping. You'll also more than likely get a proper fitting and adjustment by the employees. Happy holiday shopping.
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local, please.
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