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Old 06-02-08, 02:39 PM
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commuter bike option

kinda of a "beginner" question here, and very general, but can anyone make any suggestions for a really good commuter bike for a 6'3'' 210 pound guy? i plan on commuting around 20 miles a day and would like my most comfortable and fastest option...and dont wanna spend more than $1200.

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Old 06-02-08, 02:53 PM
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I would recommend a cyclocross bike. They've got a good combination of rugged, fast and decently comfortable (in that order). Look at the Surly Cross Check or Kona Jake.
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Old 06-02-08, 04:58 PM
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If I had that much to spend I would buy a 7.7FX

When I reach 2k miles on my Raleigh C500 I will upgrade to the 7.7FX
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The Cannondale Touring 2 is in that price range. Tough as nails.
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You could get a Bianchi Volpe for a bit less than 1200, and have some to spare for clothing, tools, spare tubes, water bottles, lights, etc.
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