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Target has a road bike.

Old 03-04-07, 05:47 PM
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Target has a road bike.

Not to be outdone by Walmart, now Target is carrying the Denali or whatever it is called.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000G221WW
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Must be a retail market bike made for retail stores.
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Target's actually got another one that they don't have on their sites - I saw it back in December while Christmas shopping. I wish I could remember the name, but I can't; didn't have a camera handy, either. It was dirt cheap (I believe around $100-$150), stem shifting, aluminum frame, kickstand, etc.

Made the Denali look like a race machine.

I'll try and take pics next time.
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i saw some guy test riding some schwinn road bike in a target store last month.
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Originally Posted by entukay
i saw some guy test riding some schwinn road bike in a target store last month.
I love Target's test riding tracks.. they're nice and slick - low-friction, but you just have to avoid the shoppers and their carts. Watch out for the 90 degrees blind turns at the end of each section, too.
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Originally Posted by smittyben
why do they put car names on bikes, bikes deserve better.





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Never heard of a car called the Vento, but I have heard of the Zonda..



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Originally Posted by the beef
Target's actually got another one that they don't have on their sites - I saw it back in December while Christmas shopping. I wish I could remember the name, but I can't; didn't have a camera handy, either. It was dirt cheap (I believe around $100-$150), stem shifting, aluminum frame, kickstand, etc.

Made the Denali look like a race machine.

I'll try and take pics next time.
Yeah. That's the one i saw in the paper today. To lazy to go find it, but I did see that.
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The only thing that bike has in common with a road bike is the shape.
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I take my hat off to any store - Target, Costco or Walmart who can offer a complete bicycle, to a person with less means, for < $200.
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Walmart has the schwinn varisty cf. Aluminum wrapped carbon bike with sora 7 speed heh. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5585799
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Carbon fiber wrapped frame? What would that do?
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Not sure, my guess is that they can use thinner aluminum and have the carbon stiffen in allowing for a lighter bike. Anyone else know much about this?
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Originally Posted by Chris9
Walmart has the schwinn varisty cf. Aluminum wrapped carbon bike with sora 7 speed heh. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5585799
Whoa, cool. Never saw that one before.
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ive seen that denali is coming out in carbon soon for about $650.00
sora 8spd drivetrain...greeeeeeeeeat.
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Originally Posted by Chris9
Walmart has the schwinn varisty cf. Aluminum wrapped carbon bike with sora 7 speed heh. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5585799
30 pounds
cosmetic carbon... to add bling and weight to a regular Al frame
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Originally Posted by rufvelo
I take my hat off to any store - Target, Costco or Walmart who can offer a complete bicycle, to a person with less means, for < $200.
I completely disagree with that. Walmart, Target, whatever bikes may look good to somebody with less means for obvious reasons. The problem lies in the fact that they most likely have little real knowlege of things like proper fit and maintenance. The bike they buy will probably be set up by some kid who also has no idea in these things and sold by a similar person. The bike isn't going to be set up properly for them and it will cost far more than it is worth in repair costs due to the quality of its components. My point is that while the bike may look appealing to somebody with less means than the rest of us here, they are not getting the kind of attention they need in order to have a successful experience with a road bike, they are going to be driven away from cycling instead of drawn to it.

One guy on my tri club bought one of the denali's and 5 minutes into his first ride, he was saying how much he regretted not just buying a real bike. He rode occasionally for a while but it just got to be so bad for him that now I never see him riding anymore and he is out $200 that could have been spent on a real bike.

These poor excuses for bikes are not good for introducing the masses to cycling cheaply, instead they are good for driving legitimately interested people away from cycling.[/rant]
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remora: the difference is the majority of people who ride bikes just want to tool around, meander, etc. - as opposed to the 'enthusiasts' that people like us represent. It's actually quite interesting - I read a whole article about it in Hemisphere magazine (the one you get on the plane) where they talked to Shimano about their newest 'Coasting' project due to be released this year. Most people these days are actually quite intimidated by the roadie subculture. A ride for people, more often than not, doesn't mean thirty miles down and back with intervals thrown in- it's more like a leisurely jaunt through the park with their kids in tow.

For that reason, a proper setup isn't necessary. True, those bikes are scorned by people like us, but the average 'cyclist', frankly speaking, is just fine with it. They'll never push their bike hard, and they don't need their cable tension perfect or brake clearance adjusted correctly. These are people who will ride their bikes for years even if they can't shift into half of the gears. So for that, offering a road bike at a low price point is arguably commendable. They don't drive people away at all. Instead, they take people in.
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Originally Posted by smittyben
why do they put car names on bikes, bikes deserve better.
Actually, Denali is a mountaineering name (it's the native name for Mt. McKinley, the highest point in North America). You'll see a lot of stuff named Denali next time you look at gear at places like REI or A-16.
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Originally Posted by the beef
I love Target's test riding tracks.. they're nice and slick - low-friction, but you just have to avoid the shoppers and their carts. Watch out for the 90 degrees blind turns at the end of each section, too.
Back when I was pre-college, a couple teammates and I worked at The Gap at Cherry Creek in Denver. After we shut the store down (re-folded everything -- 10:30pm), we had a little criterium in the mall. Smoothest surface ever -- little dicey in the turns -- fast as hell though. We ended up getting a nice chase from security and had to blaze out of the parking lot with the mobile unit chasing us. We all commuted from downtown, so this was the way home anyway. Somehow the rent-a-cops never made the connection to The Gap.

BRILLIANT!
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Originally Posted by G60





Show some love for the Bora's!
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Originally Posted by baxtefer
30 pounds
cosmetic carbon... to add bling and weight to a regular Al frame
The 30 pounds is shipping weight.... The Yukon bike is listed as weight 26 lbs, with a 36 lb shipping weight.
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Originally Posted by remorashadow
One guy on my tri club bought one of the denali's and 5 minutes into his first ride, he was saying how much he regretted not just buying a real bike. He rode occasionally for a while but it just got to be so bad for him that now I never see him riding anymore and he is out $200 that could have been spent on a real bike.
i'm sorry, but someone in a tri club should know better than to spend $200 on a new bike, period. i understand that some people may not be able to afford a more expensive bike, and that's fine, but there are a fair amount of people that keep up in tri's on mountian bikes and hybrids. it's not your bike, it's your desire...

ok, maybe the bike helps out...
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Originally Posted by the beef
Never heard of a car called the Vento, but I have heard of the Zonda..
Vento is the outside-North America name for 1993-1998 (or '99) VW jetta.

VW Bora, Maserati Bora
VW Vento
VW Scirocco
Pagani Zonda
Maserati Ghibli

all of them are names of tradewinds. (Ghibli is the libyan word for Scirocco, guess campy ran out of ideas )
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Originally Posted by G60
Vento is the outside-North America name for 1993-1998 (or '99) VW jetta.

VW Bora, Maserati Bora
VW Vento
VW Scirocco
Pagani Zonda
Maserati Ghibli

all of them are names of tradewinds. (Ghibli is the libyan word for Scirocco, guess campy ran out of ideas )
Ooooh. Cool!
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