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Trouble Deciding on Bike

Old 06-19-09, 02:49 PM
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Trouble Deciding on Bike

I'm having a hard time deciding on what bike to get and I was wondering what people's thoughts were. Right now it is between a new 2009 Specialized TriCross Sports ($1300), a new 2009 Jamis Aurora Elite ($1300), or a used 2006 Specialized TriCross Comp ($900) in good condition. Which would you buy, in what order, and why?

I have ridden them all and they are all a great fit as far as I can tell during a test ride. I plan on doing approximately a 14 mile round trip commute on it during the summer, some occasional riding on gravel, and the Chicago Triathlon. It will be my first real bike, so I want something solid that will last me a long time. Depending on what I enjoy the most, I will probably get another nicer bike specifically for triathlons or road racing in the future.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 06-21-09, 06:09 AM
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If they all feel equally good, go for the one with the better components. If that is the same, go with the better pro shop. If they are all at the same shop, pick your favorite color.
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