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Old 04-02-09, 04:39 PM
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Full Carbon shipped for $1045?

Hi everyone, new to the forum. I've been out of road cycling for about 4 years and have gained approximately 40 lbs since I quit riding. I am looking to buy a bike for around $1000. I found this 2009 Gavin Linea Full Carbon (12k) shipped for around $1045. Has anyone bought, rode or know anything about this bike? Seems like a good deal. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 04-02-09, 05:08 PM
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https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-bikes.html
They look very good for the price.
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Old 04-02-09, 05:12 PM
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So, uh, are you a shill?
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No I'm not a shill. (I actually had to google that to find out what it meant. lol!!) I am an honest guy looking for a good deal on a bike, and no association whatsover with anyone that has ties with that company. I just heard about the Gavin name today and sent them an email. They claim to have a lifetime warranty on their frames, and I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this company. I sold a perfectly good '99 Trek 2000 two months ago, and I was looking for a full carbon bike to purchase over another aluminum framed bike. Just want to try something new.
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Why buy a carbon bike with Tiagra stuff? if you are looking for comfort, look to the geometry and the tire width is what I say
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Well, it's Tiagra with a 105 RD, but you might not notice any deficiency with those. Do they list the weight anywhere?
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Old 04-02-09, 05:52 PM
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If you gained 40lbs chances are you don't want some cheapo carbon frame that you're likely to break in half.
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Originally Posted by roadhogg View Post
No I'm not a shill. (I actually had to google that to find out what it meant. lol!!) I am an honest guy looking for a good deal on a bike, and no association whatsover with anyone that has ties with that company. I just heard about the Gavin name today and sent them an email. They claim to have a lifetime warranty on their frames, and I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this company. I sold a perfectly good '99 Trek 2000 two months ago, and I was looking for a full carbon bike to purchase over another aluminum framed bike. Just want to try something new.
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Looks like a BD wannabe....
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I'm suspicious of the reviews on the website.
Most sound remarkably like they came from the same person.
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Well I'm open to any bike. Does anyone have any suggestions on a full carbon, entry level bike? Like I said, I would like to stay as close to $1000 as I can.
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Well, it's Tiagra with a 105 RD, but you might not notice any deficiency with those. Do they list the weight anywhere?
I didn't see a weight for any of their bikes listed on their websight.
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Just because someone comes on here looking for advice on an unknown brand of bike doesn't automatically make them a shill. Not everyone getting into the sport is willing to blow $4k on their first bike. Most people, especially if they're internet savvy at all, will research and try to find the best bang for their buck. And what better way to get input on a potential purchase than to come here to ask the "experts" hoping to get reasonable responses and helpful advice. Instead, 9 times out of 10, the elitist and accusatory attitude that's pervasive around here just scares newbies away. It's really infuriating at times.
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I'm totally fed up with all the "shill" callouts. It seems that the moment myself, or anyone else even mentions any specific product, it'll take <5 posts before somebody posts "shill."

For all you shill-callout folks, show us some real links to prior shill posts. People keep screaming that they're everywhere, and I don't buy it. Not one bit.

Sorry for the off-topic.
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Old 04-02-09, 08:34 PM
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I'm totally fed up with all the "shill" callouts. It seems that the moment myself, or anyone else even mentions any specific product, it'll take <5 posts before somebody posts "shill."

For all you shill-callout folks, show us some real links to prior shill posts. People keep screaming that they're everywhere, and I don't buy it. Not one bit.

Sorry for the off-topic.
I boycott the shills also.
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Looks like Bikes Direct has a Direct competitor. To the OP, Bikes Direct has some low cost full carbon bikes for around the same price. Its the same deal, you buy the bike on line and hope it fits when you get it. Also, you need to be able to assemble the bike yourself or some of your savings goes to the LBS you didn't buy a bike from when they assemble it for $$. And you still have to hope it fits or start buying parts to make it fit.
I keep hearing that Raleigh and/or Fuji are coming out with a full carbon, Tiagra equipped bike for $1000 sold by an LBS. But I haven't seen one yet. If it is true, you would be better off buying one of those better known names, being fitted at a bike shop and buying a fully assembled bike.
Your third alternative is buying used. For $1000, you can buy a pretty nice used bike, but you won't have a guarentee on the frame because that's only for the original owner.
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I don't think I trust a site that calls a 50x34 a "triple".
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Full carbon for 1K? Wow, sounds like a good deal to me. Thanks bikesdirect.com! Lol, j/k. Seriously, sounds to me like the OP just wants the best bike he can get for 1k. I wouldn't mind buying one of those bikes just to learn how to put a bike together from scratch. I probably wouldn't buy all carbon though if I was on that kind of a budget.
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This thread is proof that the end of metal bikes is nigh.
Coming soon: GMC Denali Full Carbon!
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I purchased one of the Gavin Linea a couple of months ago I have not experienced any problem with the bike it came preassembled with no flaws with the frame. I did some minor assembling and took it to my LBS for a tune-up and fitting.
My LBS were impressed with the overall bike and the Shimano 105 drive train for the price that was cheaper the some brand bikes with lower end Shimano drive train at double the price.
Not everyone can afford to drop 2K or more for a bike or wants to own someone else’s 5-10 year old used bike. It's a good bike for the price.
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I purchased one of the Gavin Linea a couple of months ago
Pictures in front of a white garage door or it didn't happen.
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Pictures in front of a white garage door or it didn't happen.
+1 maybe with a current newspaper in front of it with date showing.... I smell a ...............
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They are using stock graphics from istockphoto.com, and I can't find a street address or non-toll free phone number anywhere on the site. Those things alone make my spidey sense tingle.

The toll free number is the same one for -

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For straight wow! factor and a serious ride at just over $1000, this may be your best bet. I don’t see how to order, just email them.

Shimano 105 & Dura-Ace bits

https://www.bikesale.com/2009-giant-trinity-2.aspx
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There are carbon frames and then there are carbon frames. DB had a cf bike out when the craze started that easily weighed 22 pounds!
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