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Burley Adirondak & Rans F5 Enduro

Old 04-29-06, 08:18 PM
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Burley Adirondak & Rans F5 Enduro

I've settled on buying one of these bikes. I like both for different reasons. Anybody want to sing the praises or rip these bikes to help me decide?
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Old 04-29-06, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sironmanxx
I've settled on buying one of these bikes. I like both for different reasons. Anybody want to sing the praises or rip these bikes to help me decide?
what bikes?
-btw, welcome!
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Old 04-30-06, 08:11 AM
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Old 04-30-06, 06:50 PM
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Burley or Rans

Very different bikes. I went with a Volae Expedition (pre-Rans Enduro) and what I've seen of the Force5 sounds like a terrific and versatile bike. Disc brakes rule and the highracer arrangement is very efficient. I haven't heard from anyone who has done serious touring on a highracer, though.
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Old 05-01-06, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by tomg
what bikes?
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Read the title of the freakin thread.
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Old 05-02-06, 04:41 PM
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I test rode a Force5 XP and did not like it. no rip on the bike, it just wasn't right for me.

(Love my Rocket, though!)

Test ride says it all, if you can test both, do it.
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Burley Andirondac

Check out Bentrider.com, there is a Burley Jett Creek with the Andirondac upgrades for sale at $1100.

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I test rode a Force5 XP and did not like it.
What was your issue with it?

I ask because I am not close to a dealer with one in stock and just wanted to know.
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The pedals were too high to get into. I had to stretch "up" to start pedalling.
While pedaling, I felt like I was rolling about a foot higher than I should have been.
Starting and stopping was a major event.

The Force5 is not for mere mortals, but a hard core hammerhead would appreciate the aerodynamic benefits.

I have not ridden a Burley, but I have a Rans Wave with similar low pedals that is really easy to ride.
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