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Old 06-12-05, 07:51 PM
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Lemond Zurich

Hey I've been thinking about getting a Lemond Zurich. Does anyone know much about them or own one? Let me know thanks!
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Old 06-12-05, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by eblaska
Hey I've been thinking about getting a Lemond Zurich. Does anyone know much about them or own one? Let me know thanks!
I had one five years ago. They have a very appreciative following. I sold it to someone who was looking for the exact bike and year of build that I was selling and knew as much about it as I knew before I bought it. Meanwhile, I'd already gotten another bike that fit me better but I still loved the classic look of the Zurich and was happy to see that it was going to a good home. I liked the slack seat tube angle but the top tube was rather longish. If you've got long arms and/or upper body . . . great. When I got it, it's geometry probably fit about 70% of riders compared to the Trek geometry, for example, that probably fits more like about 90%.
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Old 06-12-05, 08:20 PM
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I own an 04 and I LOVE it! It is buttery smooth and very comfortable. I was looking for the "steel feel" because I came off a Columbus tubed Bianchi and found it with a steel/carbon Zurich. I almost bought an 02 frameset and built it up but decided to go for the bling factor of the 04. Couldn't be happier.

Take one for a ride and see if it feels right to you.

There are lots of people on this board that ride the Zurich.

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Old 06-12-05, 08:24 PM
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The older steel Zurich's rock, and can be had with all Ultegra for $800 or less.
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Luv mine..... The comments about it being a long top tube bike for rides with long arms is true. The bike really streaches you out.

I like the smooth ride and am very very comfortable with it.

Take one for a test ride.
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Old 06-12-05, 09:17 PM
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I bought a 05 Zurich two weeks ago and I love it. For the last eight years I've been riding a Trek 2120 which has a carbon fiber frame but an aluminum fork. I loved the Trek and put thousands of miles on it, but the Zurich is a big improvement.
If you can find an 04 that fits you could probably get a good deal on the price, my LBS had a couple of 04's in my size, but not with the triple which I really wanted so I got the 05.
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Old 06-13-05, 12:01 AM
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I love mine too!! 1999 model that I've put over 22,000 miles on and still going strong. My wife has the 2002 model and she loves hers also. Very solid, reliable, comfortable bike. I'm fine with the top tube length, never knew it was longer than most. The bike handles great at high downhill speeds (I've gone 58mph on it). I think the newer models are even better.
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Old 06-13-05, 02:31 AM
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Wow... that's a dead sexy bike. The only thing that'd make it sexier would be Campy components I'd probably go with the Buenos Aires instead
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Old 06-13-05, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
Wow... that's a dead sexy bike. The only thing that'd make it sexier would be Campy components I'd probably go with the Buenos Aires instead
I test rode a Zurich and I loved the feel. The only thing that stopped me from buying it was that I wanted Campy. Now that I have experience with campy, I would agree and say that the Buenos Aires and the Sarth are better values, but a Shimano fan would disagree and say the Zurich is the deal.

They are all great bikes and you can't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 06-13-05, 06:56 AM
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Awesome bike. I had the all steel one till I cracked it. Currently riding the Maillot Jaune which is basically the same bike. Steel/carbon and love the ride.
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