Buying Off Of Ebay or Used Vs New
I was in the same situation you were several months ago and wondered into REI
and spent a considerable amount of time asking questions and saying stuff like,
They measured me for a bike and they showed me several bikes but I chose to test
the Navara Safari Touring Bike. After going online and checking it out on Google there
was nothing but praise for the bike.
I love it the moment I tested it. The moustache handle bars are great for positioning
your body around on long rides plus you can get low in the wind or going downhill.
The bike is extreamly sturdy and I'd suggest you take a serious look at it. Seems like
it was around $800.00 but I got it on sale at a 20% reduction. As an REI member they
have sales like that from time to time.
This way you get to test the bike instead of shooting in the dark and hoping you guess
Hope this helps...John:)
I bought and REI Novara Safari & Was Not Made Aware Until Check Out Time That...
...that there was only room for one water bottle and that almost killed the deal for me but since I liked the bike so much and read so many positive reviews, I decided to go with it because at the time REI had mailed me a 20$ off coupon which saved me a couple of hundred dollars.
Originally Posted by jcwitte
So, I've decided to to buy a BOB trailer and figured I can put 2-3 water bottles on it and make due. I did buy a big 40oz Camelback water bottle and love it because I don't need to tip my head back and drink out of it like conventional bottles. It has a built in straw so to speak so I can keep my eyes on the road...minor but nice. I'm going to have some of my videos on www.followmybike.com in about a week...the site isn't up yet but I'm working on it. All bike enthusiast are encourage to put up videos and pics of their trips.