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Gary Fisher road bikes

Old 08-31-08, 05:08 PM
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Gary Fisher road bikes

I know this isn't really a clyde post but this is my home. Looks like Trek moved there Lemond line over to Gary Fisher. There is even a steel road bike in there.

http://www.fisherbikes.com/bike/category/road

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I was interested since I thought that in '09, I'd finally be able to get the hard to obtain Lemond Sarthe in a 58 cm frame size. That was until the ongoing, childish feud between Lance and Greg made Trek decide to discontinue the Lemond lineup after '08. However, I noticed that the steel frame model is a cyclocross bike and SRAM seems to be the highend grouppo of choice instead of the usual Ultegra or Dura Ace. I'll be looking elsewhere.

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Old 08-31-08, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by terbennett View Post
I was interested since I thought that in '09, I'd finally be able to get the hard to obtain Lemond Sarthe in a 58 cm frame size. That was until the ongoing, childish feud between Lance and Greg made Trek decide to discontinue the Lemond lineup after '08. However, I noticed that the steel frame model is a cyclocross bike and SRAM seems to be the highend grouppo of choice instead of the usual Ultegra or Dura Ace. I'll be looking elsewhere.
I did a quick comparison and the Presidio is just a renamed Lemond Poprad. Same exact geometry.
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Don't know what is is you're really looking for but don't NOT buy just because a bike has SRAM components on it. I've yet to see an issue with them in the shop.
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SRAM is really a solid product. My LBS is ordering a group of CAAD9 frames in LBS colors and is going to put SRAM gruppo's on them.
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I wish the Lemond bikes weren't disappearing. Their classic paint designs, especially on the Poprad, are some of the best looking in the industry.

THe Gary Fisher versions are no where near as classy looking - and any shot of me buying it just went out the window.
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I always wanted a brand new Lemond but I guess that is gone now.
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Uggh... I don't like 'em. I totally dig that they are going the SRAM route, visions of a SRAM equipped Surly Pacer have bounced in my head a time or two, but I can't get over the looks. And the abhor-ration that is Gary Fisher's name on a road bike.. I mean seriously.. that's like putting Lance's name on a dual-suspension mountain bike. Just doesn't fit.
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Interestingly enough, Lance has been competing in mountain biking lately...
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Originally Posted by rickyaustin View Post
I wish the Lemond bikes weren't disappearing. Their classic paint designs, especially on the Poprad, are some of the best looking in the industry.

THe Gary Fisher versions are no where near as classy looking - and any shot of me buying it just went out the window.
I totally agree. I bought a NOS (new old stock) '06 LeMond Buenos Aires this past April. I bought it primarily because it fit me better than the Trek bikes in the store in the same price class. As a secondary bonus I do have to say that I realy like the classic design. To me the bike does look nice and classy and not garish. I definitely am not impressed with what I saw on the web site. I have never much cared what people thought of what I ride or drive, but it certainly does not hurt when you get frequent complements when I've been out riding. The biggest laugh I got when someone teased me because my bike was so clean. The irony is that I am NOT all that anal about cleaning, and I ride my bikes year round in Buffalo NY (through the road bike stays inside if the weather clearly looks bad).

When I looked at the specs on the bikes, they are clearly a step below where the LeMonds used to be. The highest grade bike only has carbon in the seat amd chain stays, and most are aluminum. This would put these bike nicely below the higher end Trek bikes. I guess there is not need to try to compete directly within orginization for the exact same market.

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