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Old 03-04-06, 12:34 PM
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I don't disagree that they are better, but for the cost differential I don't find them to be that much more of a deal. I too only buy the name brands because mine have to last through 3 - 4 kids. But I am still not impressed with the component quality for the price differential. The cost savings to me is that they will last for the 4-6 years of riding each bike will experience whereas I could make the discount bike go that distance, I would be cursing them the whole way. I only half curse the name brand bikes. Again, for the money they do not offer what I think they should be offering in terms of component quality. Then again, for some of the components, I think they are the best that is currently manufactured even if they are lacking.
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