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Masi Giramondo 700c

Old 06-15-17, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sullalto
If only it had thru-axles, I'd be all over this bike.

Well, the 650b version.

After my bike got stolen, a cheap-ish bike that fits 650b 2.1" tires, thru-axles and a relaxed geometry is my unicorn.
To the average rider thru-axles are worthless. You really have to beat the piss out of a bike to tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by cs1
To the average rider thru-axles are worthless. You really have to beat the piss out of a bike to tell the difference.
It's not about toughness or stiffness or steering response or whatever marketing nonsense. It's about disc alignment for me. I'm often taking the wheels off twice a week. So it's about the discs always fitting into exactly the right spot for the calipers for me. It's just easier.

Or else I wouldn't care about thru axles, because you're right, I don't ride aggressively enough for it to make a difference in my riding.
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Old 06-16-17, 08:32 PM
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I haven't experienced any significant disc alignment issues. Most weeks so far the bike gets around 100 miles of mixed terrain including asphalt, cobblestone, gravel, and dirt. I've patched the front tube a couple times and had no problems quickly re-setting the wheel.
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Looks like these guys have a screaming deal on one right now... tempting... someone buy it before I do! LOL

https://aroundthecycle.com/products/...8c1b42c9&_ss=r
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Originally Posted by Caliwild
Looks like these guys have a screaming deal on one right now... tempting... someone buy it before I do! LOL

https://aroundthecycle.com/products/...8c1b42c9&_ss=r
Its $300 off retail for a used bike that then costs $110 to ship. So effectively $190 off retail for a used bike.
That's cool if you live close and don't mind not having warranty or whatever basic adjustment service usually comes with a retail bike, but $190 off retail for a used bike doesnt seem to be a screaming deal.
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Originally Posted by Caliwild
Looks like these guys have a screaming deal on one right now... tempting... someone buy it before I do! LOL

https://aroundthecycle.com/products/...8c1b42c9&_ss=r
That is most certainly not a deal.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Its $300 off retail for a used bike that then costs $110 to ship. So effectively $190 off retail for a used bike.
That's cool if you live close and don't mind not having warranty or whatever basic adjustment service usually comes with a retail bike, but $190 off retail for a used bike doesnt seem to be a screaming deal.
Luckily, I live close!
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