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Okay, I think I've narrowed my choices

Old 07-05-07, 04:19 PM
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Okay, I think I've narrowed my choices

Giant OCR2, Jamis Satellite, Specialized Sequia, or Bianchi Brava or LeMond Reno.

Anyone have any opinions about these bikes and what might be the best choice?
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Just looking at the specs (which is all we've got), I'd discount the Bianchi (much that I love them), and focus on the other three. Beyond that, the LeMond strikes me the best. The sage advice is always to go with the one that fits. The Jamis offers a little something for the steel crowd, though.
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i wouldn't buy a lemond just because they are made by Greg Lemond.
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i wouldn't buy a lemond just because they are made by Greg Lemond.
I would. It would be a one-of-a-kind model. Now a Lemond branded bike by Trek is another story.
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Well, I did buy a LeMond - a Reno, in fact.
I find it to be quick, responsive, and very well made.
The aluminum frame does make for a slightly harsh ride... you do feel the road on this bike. That doesn't bother me much but YMMV. The carbon seat post is supposed to help mitigate that.
It makes me push a little -sometimes a lot- beyond myself.
I'm very, very happy with it and really look forward to riding it. Every time.
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Each of those bikes is a good quality choice. Each is different in small ways, that you can really only appreciate by riding them a long distance. The Jamis and Bianchi are going to ride a little better on chip seal roads. The Reno is going to be better if you have a long torso. The Sequia and OCR2 have a little more upright position, so they might be better for very long rides. Pick the one you like best. However, keep in mind that nobody buys Giants anymore because everyone buys them. Everyone buys Jamis bikes because nobody buys them.
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What happened with the Roubaix?
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Unfortunately it was too small (52 cm), I need 54 cm.
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Skip the OCR2. Get an OCR1.
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