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Old 05-17-15, 09:10 PM
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Red face Can i get a better hybrid than this for 250?

A newbie here..

So after my first Craigslist bought bike was stolen and i got over my grief - i wanted to get back and make up for lost time.
Now due to time constraints i just cannot scout CG again even though i am in DFW. So the 25% off Dicks Sporting goods going on right now puts the Nishiki Manitoba Nishiki Adult Manitoba Hybrid Bike | DICK'S Sporting Goods at around 245 + taxes. I like its looks and hope that the looks will motivate me to ride more.

I am 5 10 and 214 lb, will be riding it on roads with less traffic + a huge empty warehouse parking lot (cement i guess) - so the front suspension does not matter much. I have a small sedan so taking it to trails depends on workload and willpowahhhh!! . The bike is aluminium and lightweight which is a plus. I dont have much experience putting a bike together - so not going for something online.

The advice i want:
1. Nishiki is Raleigh and sold via DSG - how is it quality wise?
2. Do you think my weight will be a problem - i am hoping not.
3. I expect this bike to last two summers of medium riding - lets say 1200 miles max
4. And ofcourse is there an assembled hybrid out there that can match this price +50 ; $ 300 is my max. budjet.

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Old 05-18-15, 04:27 PM
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I would normally be hesitant about buying a bike from Dick's (I question how well they put them together sometimes too), and would usually recommend an actual bike shop. I'm also not very familiar with Nishiki either.
That being said, I was curious and there's a Dick's really close by, so I checked it out. With your budget, unless you find a really good clearance deal or go used, you're probably not going to get any better than that. It seems like a decent bike, isn't bad looking, and has some good components for the price (Shimano Acera derailleurs). I'd say ride it and see how it fits. Your weight definitely shouldn't be a problem,and it should definitely last you more than a couple years.

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Old 05-18-15, 06:45 PM
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Nishiki is not the same Nishiki from years ago. DSG bought the rights to the name. However, some of them are so close to the Diamondbacks. DSG is pretty decent (at least they are locally). With a new bike - you get a warranty and you know where its been. Otherwise keep an eye out on C-list.
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Old 05-19-15, 08:57 AM
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Thank you all Point noted.
The $250 deal was in my dreams or expired 2 weeks ago.

Decided on entry level Trek Hybrid from LBS. Seems lightweight and i will test it out coming tuesday.
At 350 + taxes - with lifetime adjustments included - i am cool with it. I believe its FX 7.0 - though not as good looking as Nishiki - quality wise it will be better..

Now hunting ebay for stands / mirrors etc... do you guys suggest any other website.
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There are a number of sites depending on what you're looking for. I often check ebay and have ordered a number of bike things there. There are also sites like Nashbar.com, pricepoint.com, jensonusa.com, and many more. Be sure to check for sales and coupons. Also REI is having a sale on almost everything right now too. I just bought some grips there.
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Accessories bought at point of sale in the shop Here are discounted and installed ..
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My LBS has few choices and seems they are more geared towards service and bike sales. They do install things for free but i don't mind doing that myself.
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