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weathergeek 02-11-11 12:54 PM

Hello everyone
I getting back into road cycling and hope I can find someone on this forum to help me compare two bicycles.

10 Wheels 02-11-11 12:55 PM

We can do that if you can tell us when it will be warm again.

10 Wheels 02-11-11 12:56 PM

What are the two bikes?

weathergeek 02-11-11 07:17 PM

It was 67 degrees today. Too bad I had to work. Would have been a nice day for a ride.

Thanks for your help. Here's the first bicycle.

2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 2.0 Road Bike
  • New Fuji Altair 2 custom butted aluminum frame features an integrated 1 " lower head tube, BB-30 bottom bracket shell, oversized seat tube, along with C-4 carbon seat stays, for a ride that's stiff and resilient but comfortable
  • New Fuji FC-770 bonded carbon fork gives lightweight comfort, smoothing out the road ahead
  • FSA Gossamer crankset provides a stiff pedaling platform that's light and narrow while further weight-savings, stiffness, and durability are achieved through BB30's oversized alloy spindles and ceramic bearings
  • Shimano 105 drivetrain puts precision shifting at your fingertips with crisp shifts that are smooth and quiet
  • Shimano 105 brakes provide ample braking power for racing performance
  • Shimano R-500 wheelset gives high-quality performance that's resilient and durable
  • Fuji handlebar, stem, and seatpost match core-level strength with aesthetic appeal
  • Continental Ultra Sport tires provide excellent grip rain or shine
BOTTOM BRACKET: FSA BB-30 Bearing System
BRAKES: Shimano 105 dual pivot w/cartridge pads
CASSETTE: Shimano 105, 11-25T 10-speed
CHAIN: KMC DX10 , 10-speed
CRANKSET: FSA Gossamer Compact BB-30 w/ Integrated spindle, 34/50T 7075 AL rings
FORK: NEW FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Integrated w/ 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer
FRAME: Fuji Altair 2 custom butted aluminum, Integrated 1 1/4" lower head tube, BB-30 bb shell, Oversize seat tube, Double water bottle mounts, Fuji C-4 carbon seat stays
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105, F-Type
GRIPS/TAPE: Fuji custom cork wrap
HANDLEBAR: Fuji CGC Double Butted 6061, 31.8mm w/Anatomical drops
HEADSET: Tange 1 1/8"U-1 1/4"L Integrated Road, with convex hollow top cap
LEVERS: Shimano 105 STI
SADDLE: Fuji PGC UltraLite Racing
SEATPOST: Fuji CGC Butted Oversize Alloy, 250mm, Fuji Superlite Alloy clamp, 34.9mm Laser Etched
SHIFTERS: Shimano 105 shifter/brake, 20-Speed Flight Deck compatible
STEM: Fuji CGC Alloy 3D forged, +/-7 degree
TIRES: Continental UltraSport, 700 x 23c, CST presta tubes
WHEELSET: Shimano R-500, 700c clincher
Rating: 4.5

This bicycle is supposed to retail for around $1,669 but I can get it on sale for $999 but will have to pay 8.75% tax.

Here's the other bicycle.

2010 Motobecane Immortal Pro

Full Carbon Frame, FSA Carbon Cranks
Shimano Wheels
Ritchey Bar, Stem, FSA Carbon Post

2.7 Pound Monocoque High Modulus Carbon Fiber with replaceable derailleur hanger, 2x H2O bosses
AeroCarbon SL High Modulus Monocoque Carbon Fiber with Carbon Crown+Aluminum Steerer 1.125 inch
Cane Creek IS2 Sealed Bearing Threadless 1.125 inch
Derailleurs RR/FR
Shimano Ultegra 6600 rear / Shimano 5600 105 10 Speed (20 Spd total) front
Shimano 5600 105 10 Speed STI (20 Speed total)
Cane Creek SCR3 aluminum calipers
Shimano Sealed Bearing Black Anodized
Shimano WH-R500, CNC sides, Aero or Round Spokes (no choice) 20/24
FSA CarbonPro Carbon Fiber (carbon wrap) or FSA Energy Aluminum Compact 50/34T (no choice)
(50-53cm=170mm, 56cm=172.5mm, 59- 62cm=175mm)
integrated with MEGAEXO External Bearing Bottom Bracket (Compact Cranks have 95% of a 30spd triple gear range without the extra weight and tuning hassles)
Shimano 105 10 Speed 11-25T, Shimano CN5600 105 10spd Chain
Road Racing (Turbo style)
FSA Carbon Fiber FR270, 27.2mm (carbon wrap)
Ritchey Comp Aluminum 1.125 inch steerer, 31.8mm clamp
(50-53cm=90mm, 56cm=100mm, 59-62cm=110mm)
Ritchey Comp SingleButted 6061 Aluminum Ergo Bar, OS 31.8mm
(50-53cm=40, 56cm=42, 59-62cm=44)

+FREE Superlight Clipless Pedals with Cleats included
TiresVittoria Rubino PRO or Kenda Kaliente IronCloak Kevlar 700x23c (NoChoice), Presta valve tubesColorBlackCarbon or Gloss Yellow Sizes50, 53, 56, 59 and 62cm
(Center of BB to Top of SEAT TUBE / Seatpost Clamp/collar - just like Trek and Fuji)

This bicycle has a retail price of $2,595 but is on sale for $999 with NO tax and free shipping.

I checked out the Fuji at my local Performance bike store and a 56cm fit well. The Fuji that I priced above was from a store that is about 45 away and they will adjust it and fit me to it. The Motobecane I'm on my own but I have reasonable mechanical skills to put it together and adjust it.

Thanks for your help.

10 Wheels 02-11-11 07:26 PM

Best...2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 2.0 Road Bike
You can test ride it and it has a warranty from a Bike Shop and manufacture.

RonH 02-11-11 08:47 PM

The Moto has a few nicer components but as 10 Wheels said, warranty on the Fuji will be from a bike shop. And they'll be happy to do repairs and tune-ups. BikeDirect can't offer those services. And you'll get "the look" when you take the Moto to any bike shop for service.

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