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Old 12-04-11, 09:36 PM   #1
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Is this a decent bike for the price?

I'm looking for a new bike that's around $300. I know it's tough to get a decent one at that price, but I want one that will last a while.

Is this a good choice?

I was also thinking about this one because of the 30+ awesome reviews, but the colours aren't that pleasant.

Any opinions?
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Old 12-04-11, 09:40 PM   #2
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they're ok. There are a million threads here regarding Bikes Direct track bikes, lots of research to be done
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Thank you, guys
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I was also thinking about this one because of the 30+ awesome reviews, but the colours aren't that pleasant.

Any opinions?
I had a Walmart single speed bike called the Genesis which was made by Kent (same company that makes the Takara you linked. It seems that this is their new "track" model.

I got that bike on sale for $110 shipped and that's the only reason I bought it. It was my first single speed and I thought this would be a cheap way to try riding one.

It was heavy Hi-Ten steel and I ended up changing most of the parts on the bike (crank, brakes, handlebars). I probably could have bought myself a Kilo with all the money I spent, but I did have fun with that bike all summer before someone stole it.

I wouldn't buy that bike again, especially for $200, or if you plan on upgrading parts.
I now have a Kilo and am happy with it. The difference is noticeable.
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That sloping top tube looks pretty awful. Go for a Kilo TT, the most supreme bicycle in the worlt. Don't forget to throw a 650cc rim on the front for proper credit score
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