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thoughts on Eurobike XC7000?

Old 07-22-21, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
There is a market for these bikes.
There is also a market for synthetic weed, does not mean it is a good, it just means people will buy anything especially if marketed to them. You can buy just about anything these days.
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Old 07-22-21, 10:36 AM
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Deep carbon wheels on a $500 bike! Smart shopper.
If I recall correctly, those wheels are not carbon.
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Old 07-22-21, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
...27.8 lbs,...aluminum race bike...
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Old 07-22-21, 12:57 PM
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A picture of all three bikes together would be something to see.
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Old 07-22-21, 01:03 PM
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Just imagine if it was a CF, he could lose 10 lbs. But then CF might kill him or something.
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Old 07-22-21, 01:19 PM
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You can still buy a 30 pound road bike.

People are doing that.

And then spending more than the bike cost on minor upgrades.

What a world.
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Old 07-22-21, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
... I got a great looking aluminum race bike....got 3 of them in fact...that me and my family can use to go on occasional rides and enjoy the scenery. no one's training for Tour De France over here, we plan to ride for leisure and some exercise. this thing looks great, rides smooth, and will serve its purposes nicely I hope for years to come.
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What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is a casual road bike styled to look like a "race bike". For what you are doing that is probably what you want.
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Old 07-22-21, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR View Post
What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is a casual road bike styled to look like a "race bike". For what you are doing that is probably what you want.
Be wary of shirtless guys on hybrids. They will think you want to race because of how your bike looks.
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Old 07-22-21, 06:14 PM
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Also be careful where you leave it. There's enough aluminum in those wheels to tempt even a casual can collector/recycler.
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Old 07-22-21, 10:26 PM
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this comment is not geared toward every member on here. There are many who read the threads I started and choose not to comment, because they either understand where I'm coming from or because they don't feel the need to troll. There are others who provide useful advice or some seem to understand my position, like DangerousDAn, looking at his last comment above. I completely agree with you, I misspoke. I did not buy a race bike. This thing wouldn't come close to even the last guy in an amateur race...neither would I at 220lb bodyweight even on a $10,000 Specialized CF bike. Yes, my goal was to bike a very good looking bike, at less the weight of my current 38lb hybrid, with an aggressive riding position, sturdy, given my bodyweight, so the aluminum construction suits me, and the race looks were important to me. I'm so busy with other stuff that I don't know if I'll ride it more than 30 miles per year.

Anyway, what I learned about the bicycle community is that many are a bunch of snobs. I traveled thousands of miles on my motorcycle in 2 countries and met many bikers and car / RV travelers and everyone was cool, down to earth, even the guys on Harleys, who sometimes snob the Japanese motorcycles, were cool with me, waived on the road, were glad to chat in parking lots, gas stations. In the real world, most people are very polite with me and refrain from being snobbish. Users like Eric F are the epitome of the bicycle snob. I don't take comments like his seriously. I roll with the fighting crowd, with guys whose cauliflower-shaped ears and the stare do the talking for them. Most of them don't ride bicycles, they have no energy left to do so. If you'll see a guy like that on a Eurobike (another one at my gym just got one), I guarantee you ain't gonna talk smack to him about his bicycle, or you'll be embedded into yours like a pretzel. I could care less if some tooth-pick shaped snobby bicyclist talks to me from his high horse, because I know that at the end of the day, if I met him in the street on my XC7000 and asked him in person, eye to eye, what he thinks about my cheap Chinese race-bike knockoff, he'll provide a completely different response than on here, because his health and safety are his concern I guess that's the beauty of the Internet, free speech, anyone can say anything and everything to each other....that's the way it should be, probably. but that also means that a person is two-faced. you'll be all brave and giggly behind a keyboard, but you'll keep your mouth shut in a dark alley

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Old 07-22-21, 11:42 PM
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awhile back for a moment, I thought there was something wrong with me that was causing "good common folks" to act snobbish toward me. I've never encountered this kind of attitude, maybe a little in middle school and high school, about my no-brand clothes and not being part of the popular in-crowd. after a quick Google search on "snobbish bicyclists" turns out I ended up in the center of the snob-pit. The road bike and now the mountain bike communities are known for the snobbish elitist behavior, obsessing with their equipment, their spandex tights, their water bottle, goggles. spending their lives trying to build the perfect bicycle and finding the perfect position of every component on the bike...hence the plethora of youtube videos... a few mm's off in the seat or handlebar position, and you're running to the doctor for peroneal tendonitis. Other communities I can think of that are similar are golf players, Anglo-Saxon cigar and bourbon clubs, tennis players, paint artists, some musicians, high-end car owners, ivy league students and graduates, the British, the Russians, and upper-level American jewish and anglo-saxon kids.

what matters is not who rides what bike, but that I know I can make 99.9% of you unconscious in under 10 seconds, but before that, I can make you beg for mercy after I dislocate joint after joint in your body with bare hands. i have no plans to do that of course and that would never come into play, because if I met any average road bicyclist (I see many in my area daily), he would keep his mouth shut because he likes his pretty white teeth and his posh bicycle in one piece.

what also matters is that I know I can buy the most expensive road bike out there that there is, I can buy a pro-level bike and not go broke...I can buy a brand new Ferrari tomorrow if I want (if one's available)...but I'm smart with my money.

Deleting my account now. **** you
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Old 07-23-21, 05:32 AM
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Well if that bike lives up to your own expectations and makes you happy then itís all good.

But are you not even a tiny little bit curious about how a decent road bike would ride in comparison to this? Iím not talking about a $10k S-Works here. Something around the $2-3k level with 105 or mechanical Ultegra would provide a good benchmark for performance. Then you can decide if $500 for your bike really is a good deal or not.
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Old 07-23-21, 06:08 AM
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Well if that bike lives up to your own expectations and makes you happy then itís all good.

But are you not even a tiny little bit curious about how a decent road bike would ride in comparison to this? Iím not talking about a $10k S-Works here. Something around the $2-3k level with 105 or mechanical Ultegra would provide a good benchmark for performance. Then you can decide if $500 for your bike really is a good deal or not.
It's not worth it. He had his mind set on this particular bike, and absolutely nothing was going to change it. I suggested he look into used bikes as they are better value for money for his budget, but he just rebutted the suggestion. He will soon find he wasted $1500 on 3 of these is my guess.
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Old 07-23-21, 06:38 AM
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It's not worth it. He had his mind set on this particular bike, and absolutely nothing was going to change it. I suggested he look into used bikes as they are better value for money for his budget, but he just rebutted the suggestion. He will soon find he wasted $1500 on 3 of these is my guess.
I agree. Although if he only rides them a couple of times before getting bored (which is often what happens with these purchases) then he might never be any the wiser. This thread is really more useful for other novice riders to take note of, rather than the OP, who clearly doesn't do listening to good advice.
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Old 07-23-21, 06:42 AM
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Look out guys! There's a new sheriff in town and he'll bring the fisticuffs if you say anything unbecoming about him or his bike! Best not to be riding down any dark alleys.
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