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Old 06-09-07, 10:01 PM
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Raleigh and Fuji Road Bikes

What do you guys and gals think of Raleigh and Fuji road bikes. I'm new to cycling and I'm looking to buy a beginner bike. I was looking at the Raleigh Grand Sport. I also saw a few cheap Fuji bikes. My third option is a Trek 1000 road bike. I don't know which would be best for the price. Can you guys please give me advice/pointers?

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Old 06-10-07, 12:47 AM
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This question gets asked often, and the top answer seems to be which ever fits you best. If more than one fits, go for the one that feels better to ride. If those are equal, get the better component group. Beyond that, choose your favorite color.

All three of those brands are reputable brands, btw.
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Old 06-10-07, 01:11 AM
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Thanks a lot. I think your reply helped me a great deal.
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Old 06-10-07, 01:30 AM
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Fuji. Because my shop sells Fuji... in Berkeley, so a good chance you're feeding me
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Old 06-10-07, 02:22 AM
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What shop would that be? What are your price ranges for Fuji road bikes?
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Raleighs are great bikes, especially now considering that Raleigh has come out with a better line of bikes than ever before. They are the best bang for your buck, and they are fairly priced.

www.Raleighusa.com
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+1

Raleigh is "stealth" builder right now. Super bikes without a super reputation, keeping the prices reasonable, especially for last year's models. They seem to have a good dealer network, too.

I've been favorably impressed with the Fuji's I've seen, though I haven't ridden one much. Performance carries Fuji, so the dealer network is thin. (To me, Performance doesn't really count as a dealer; they're more like a big box store.)
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Old 06-10-07, 06:39 PM
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I'd go with raleigh, if it was me. I have a 2006 Raleigh and am very happy with it.

Also, You might want to look into Diamondback's line of Bicycles. They are similar to the Raleighs but have a bit different component layout. Diamondback is a sub brand of Raleigh, and with either you should be well taken care of; Raleigh is a great company to deal with.
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I have all three. A Raleigh Techmium olympian, a Fuji Newest, and a Trek 1000. All are from different eras however, the Fuji being the newest (ha!) All are great bikes. I would recommend them all. Raleigh is sleeper right now, Fuji is best bang for you buck, Trek is a quality and big name, but you will pay for it.
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I have a soft spot for Fuji bikes (My first road bike was an '84 League Fuji that had been my father's - I rode it until the frame broke, then cashed in on the lifetime frame warranty ).

That said, go to a shop and test-ride some bikes, and buy what feels right. Those are all decent brands.
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