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    Help to buy a bike - long tour


    I suppose thread like this appear all the time, but I believe that each person has different needs and therefore all have to be treated separetely.

    My parents are going to the US next month and I'd like them to buy me a bike.

    I am going to use it in the city and to travel. I am planning a 4-5 months trip, so it should be very comfortable and resistant.

    I am in a short-budget (let's say 500-700 USD), so I'd like advices on what to buy. Is it better to buy the separate parts or to just buy a "complete bike"?

    I found Scott Sub 30 ( and Scott Sportster P6 ( and P5 ( What do you think about those?

    Another good option I found is Novara Safari (
    Frame			6061 aluminum
    Fork			Chromoly
    Crankset		Truvativ Fire X 3.1, 48/36/26
    Bottom bracket		Truvativ Giga X Pipe
    Shifters		SRAM Attack
    Front derailleur	Shimano Deore
    Rear derailleur		Shimano SLX Shadow
    Rear cogs		SRAM PG-950 11-34, 9-speed
    Brakes			Shimano M416 mechanical disc
    Brake levers		Shimano Deore
    Rims			Alex DP-17
    Front hub		Shimano M475 disc
    Rear hub		Shimano M475 disc
    Tires			Vittoria Randonneur, 700x48 / 26x1.75
    Handlebar		Safari
    Stem			ATS adjustable
    Seat post		Kalloy microadjustable
    Saddle			Fizik Nisene
    Pedals			Platform with toe clip
    Headset			Semi cartridge
    Chain			Shimano HG53
    Advices would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by sombrancelha; 06-22-09 at 04:53 PM. Reason: added Safari

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