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Anyone have a LeMond Etape?

Old 07-06-05, 09:10 PM
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Anyone have a LeMond Etape?

Bike shop says there are no more Trek 1000s they can order until the 2006 models come out (in my size anyway 58cm). Anyone have an Etape? How do you like it? The Trek frame looks a little more aggressive.
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I seem to remember reading a thread in the last couple of days in which guys in shops were complaining that they couldn't get rid of their 1000's. I talked to a guy I know this past weekend that just put money down on an Etape as his first road bike. He couldn't remember the name of the bike.. only the price and color. I offered to show him some good shops in my area, but he just went with the closest one. Too bad, really. They carry some decent bikes, but the sales staff tend to be totally fos.
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I don't have the Etape.. I have a Tourmalet. I was looking very seriously at the Etape...I never seriously considered the Trek 1000, I just liked the fit and feel of the LeMond, as well as the ride once I test rode it. The Tourmalet is better spec'd but the geometry is the same. If I hadn't gotten such a good deal on a 2004 Tourmalet I would be an Etape rider today.

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I am a Trek rider from way back. Just bought a 1200 and love it. Rode the Etape and the Specialized Allez and decided on the Trek. Did not like the compact geometry of Specialized or the semi compact geometry of LeMond. Both bikes left me feeling like I was sitting too upright, and the LeMond had really wide bars, 44cm, versus the 42cm on my 1200 and 38cm on my 1000 (1989 model). You might want to give the 1200 a look if they have any. You get Tiagra/105 mix on the 1200 vs Sora on the 1000. If you like the Etape ride, find a Specialized dealer and try the Allez also. Good Luck.
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I have the 2004 Nevada City which basically, is the Etape this year. I guess Lemond wanted to dump any non-european sounding names for 2005 lineup. Anyway, it's a great entry-level road bike. Lemond geometry is advertised with a focus on power, comfort, and stability. This is done with the rider being a little more stretched out so you do have to make sure you get the correct size. If you're a size 58 on a Trek, you'll probably want a 57 or 55 Lemond. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by mrog71
Bike shop says there are no more Trek 1000s they can order until the 2006 models come out (in my size anyway 58cm). Anyone have an Etape? How do you like it? The Trek frame looks a little more aggressive.
thanks!
I was told the same thing at my LBS, same size too. Of course they also said they couldn't get a Etape but I found one at another shop that I am going to check out. They did say it is a lot easier to put someone into a aggressive position on the Etape as opposed to a comfort position on the Trek, even though they are trying to sell me the 1200 instead. I think it should be very comparable.
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I now have one held for me, picking it up Monday! The LBS even agreed that if I didn't want to spend the extra $250 for the 1200 the Etape was a excellent choice. More to come...
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