Northern California Northern California

need advice on new bike

Reply

Old 10-26-07, 08:46 AM
  #1  
1coolex60530
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
need advice on new bike

Hello all,

I'm thinking of getting a new faster/fitness bike and I've narrowed it down to two brands but four models in total. '08 Trek 7.5 - 7.6 FX and '08 Cannondale RW 2.0 and 3.0. I am currently riding a '04 Marin Larkspur (small frame 15.5) and I'm thinking of getting 17.5, I'm 5'8" btw. I have tried the Jamis Coda Elite but it does not feel right for me and it does not shift or go through the gears smoothly, but it is a fast bike don't get me wrong. It's a very nice bike! I'll try the FX tomorrow and the Cannondale on Sunday depends on my work load though. But need your expert advice. TIA
1coolex60530 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-07, 09:44 AM
  #2  
minivandriveby
Senior Member
 
minivandriveby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Helvetia, CA
Posts: 173

Bikes: 2000 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC (100%stock)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Out of those four choices my pick would be the 7.6 hands down.
That bike is HOT! Best components of the bunch too.
Curious how much they're going for at your LBS..?
minivandriveby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-07, 12:01 PM
  #3  
johnny99
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,816
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
You're not going to see much performance or value difference between similarly priced name-brand bikes. Buy the one that fits the best from the shop that give you the best fitting service.
johnny99 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service