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A stock bike that comes with IGH, disc brakes, chainguard & fenders?

Old 05-28-08, 08:42 PM
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A stock bike that comes with IGH, disc brakes, chainguard & fenders?

I'm looking for a mass produced bike, preferably low priced. I know I can do my own upgrades, but I'd prefer not to. I think I've seen bikes with 3 out of these 4 elements, but not all 4. Thanks.
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http://www.swobo.com/catalog/product...?cPath=201_204

SWOBO

throw your own fenders on and away you go...

Thats just my opinion anyway. Its on my short list...
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Novara Fusion from REI. By far the best deal you can get, $550 after 20% off.
Brodie Ocho, although I don't really recommend it, their eccentric bb style suck.

Swobo just doesn't do it for me, for some reason, I just don't like their bikes.

This would be awesome, but I have no use for such bike yet.
http://gb.cannondale.com/bikes/08/ce/model-8VS8.html
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Have a look at Breezer bikes, the Finesse model. Plus it comes stock with dynamo and lighting. Much better!

If you want to stay with a low budget you will have to let go the disc brakes. Linear pull brakes (V's) are still pretty good.

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Thanks, guys.

That swobo looks good, but I'd have to install fenders and chainguard. I've had a good experience with one bike that came preinstalled fenders. Much cleaner look and no need for bending of the wires to go around stuff if I would install them.

Any idea how much that cannondale would go for?

The fusion looks like the best for the price (and availability). I could install those floating chainguards from hebie. That'll run me about $50-75.

Breezer finesse has no chainguard and runs about $1900. Ouch!

http://commutebybike.com/2007/09/26/...commuter-bike/

I've fallen in love with this hybrid I'm riding with discs. No squealing of brakes and stops in all weather. Don't know if I could go back to rim brakes for a commuting ride.

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Specialized Globe City is another good choice, no disc brakes, tho.

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Originally Posted by ShinyBiker View Post
Any idea how much that cannondale would go for?
£1250, or nearly $2500 at current exchange rates. Alas, it's not available in the US.

Other options might be the Civia Hyland (no idea on price) and the Giant Tran Send EX ($750 or so).
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Also check out the Spot Brand - Highline. There's no chainguard, but there's no chain either. They use a belt drive system, so no grease! They're going to be hard to get this year, I've had one on order since March. I'm hoping to get it by mid-June. I believe they are selling for $800 in the US.
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Rocky Mountain Metropolis comes close:
http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...e=Metropolis#2
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the Jamis Commuter 3.0 is another 3 out of 4

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...commuter3.html
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Originally Posted by aley View Post
£1250, or nearly $2500 at current exchange rates. Alas, it's not available in the US.

Other options might be the Civia Hyland (no idea on price) and the Giant Tran Send EX ($750 or so).
Looks like the Tran Send EX has 4 out of 4! The first I've ever seen. Now, to find a dealer...
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Another suggestion for the Swobo Dixon. Although it doesn't include a chainguard or fenders, it comes with the excellent Sram I-Motion 9 speed hub, which is more efficient than the 8 speed hubs from Shimano and has a wider range.

If you do want to go the Shimano route, another good choice is the Trek Soho 4.0 It does include a chainguard, but you'll still have to install your own fenders.
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I dug around a few months ago, and though I did not need another bike, I found that I liked the Civia listed here, with MSRPs (also mentioned above by alev). I saw a LBS using the Civia Alfine build model as rentals, and when I asked them why, they simply said 'less maintenance'.

Koga Miyata makes a nice handmade bikes like you are looking for, but their models I am thinking of mostly come with Magura hydraulic rim brakes or roller brakes instead of discs -- see here and here -- and Kogas are available in the USA at Commuter Bicycles in Santa Barbara, CA, but the weak dollar is making it tough for importers to compete (but they do).

Good luck.
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Well, if budget is no limit, by all means consider the Civia. Equipped with a Rohloff, Schmidt generator hub, and disc brakes, it is tough to build a better commuter.
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Originally Posted by K6-III View Post
Another suggestion for the Swobo Dixon. Although it doesn't include a chainguard or fenders, it comes with the excellent Sram I-Motion 9 speed hub, which is more efficient than the 8 speed hubs from Shimano and has a wider range.
Fenders and rack are available as options. I like the i-Motion much better than the Nexus. 1 extra gear,and much easier to remove/install the shifter cable.
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