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Urban-xpress or Tiburon?

Old 01-21-07, 10:06 AM
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Urban-xpress or Tiburon?

Hi, I'm a new member and looking for advice on buying a Garry Fisher Tiburon or a KHS Urban-xpress. Almost all biking would be done on roads and very rarely on gravel roads. Also once in a great while would like to bike with groups that travel between 25-100 mile trips but 95% of my rides would be on roads with a distance of 5-15 miles. Also any General comments on KHS and Garry Fisher bikes? Thanks in advance.


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Take them out for a test ride if you can. The Tiburon has front shocks while the KHS doesn't. I've never ridden the Urban-xpress but it looks like it's designed for a more aggressive riding position than the Tiburon. The Tiburon is set up as a pretty relaxed ride. Also depends on what you want to hook up on the bike, rack, fenders, nothing...
I've got a Tiburon set up as my commuter.
I think it boils down to whichever bike you like better. Personally I'd lean toward the Urban-xpress style rather than the Tiburon w/the front shocks and more upright position. Then again, my commuter is a more upright ride w/front shocks, and I just know that I prefer a more aggressive riding position & regular fork...
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I'll offer the flipside of Sukram's review, since I ride an UrbanXpress. I bought it for utility riding in the city, mainly for trips under 20 miles, and mounted front and rear racks and baskets. The 35mm tires help on rough surfaces. I specifically chose it for its steel frame. I've ridden it comfortably for 50 miles. If you like an upright position (which I prefer in city traffic) I think you could stretch your distance for a few of the longer rides you mention. For the price I think you get a solid bike that will serve a purpose for you even if you end up getting another bike later for those longer rides.
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