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Gary Fisher road bikes are sick!

Old 07-25-09, 06:53 PM
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Gary Fisher road bikes are sick!

Just purchased a GF arc pro. Love it because it just has a little bit of swagger to it you cant find anywhere else. Definetly would recommend it to anyone getting into cycling.
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Old 07-25-09, 07:07 PM
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I think they look great but I look at it like buying a car that's in it's first year of production. I'd rather wait for them to work all the kinks out and buy it the next year.
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Originally Posted by Falcon757 View Post
I think they look great but I look at it like buying a car that's in it's first year of production. I'd rather wait for them to work all the kinks out and buy it the next year.
Gary Fisher road bikes have been produced for years...

they just used to say Lemond on the side. Same company (Trek), new stickers.
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Originally Posted by Falcon757 View Post
I think they look great but I look at it like buying a car that's in it's first year of production. I'd rather wait for them to work all the kinks out and buy it the next year.
The 2009 Fishers are basically rebadged Lemonds, so what you're worried about shouldn't be an issue. However, GF will have some new designs in 2010.....don't know if they'll still be using Lemond frames or not.
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Originally Posted by Falcon757 View Post
I think they look great but I look at it like buying a car that's in it's first year of production. I'd rather wait for them to work all the kinks out and buy it the next year.
I'm pretty sure the 2009's are just the Lemond frames and the 2010 bikes will be all new. I bought a 2009 AR Super for my first road bike and thought the value was better than other bikes at the same price point.
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Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
Gary Fisher road bikes have been produced for years...

they just used to say Lemond on the side. Same company (Trek), new stickers.
I realize that. And I know that they are a great deal for the price, especially compared to some of their Trek counterparts. Let's see some pics!
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They look cool, but seeing a Gary Fisher road bike is like seeing a Jeep sports car.
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I get a kick out of the smart ass comments from people who bash a new brand stepping into road cycling. I suppose if you don't ride Specialized, Cannondale, or dare I say Trek, you're a fred or are not cool enough. I'm a Clyde on a Gary Fisher cyclocross bike, so I really must blow you away on the loser-meter huh?

Anyways (now that my rant is out of my system), I was told by a LBS that the 2010 will indeed be all Gary Fisher designs/models, and not Lemond. My Presidio is just a rebadged Lemond, but I did buy it for the value. Yeah it's a steel frame, but it rides great and it came with Rival. I was not impressed with the Specialized Tricross or Trek XO. Right now I using my Presidio as double duty road/offroad, but come next spring I will be buying a true road bike, and you can bet your ass it will be a Gary Fisher. Nobody likes change or new kids on the block (yes the boyband too ) but lets leave the wussy analogies out of it.

Sorry if I am ranting too much but it's a touchy subject with me as of late. I shouldn't care what people think because I DO love MY bike and that's all that matters. Right? LOL
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Whoa. Dude, take your medicine or something. Not a single post in here bashed GF.

But if you're that insecure about your bike choice, feel free to rant at the voices in your head.
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If by swagger you mean a horrible graphics package, then yes--it has swagger.

Folks are correct when they say the 09 Gary Fisher roadbikes are nothing more than rebadged Lemonds. However, Lemond bikes had a beautifully simplistic graphics panel on it with a usually beautiful basecoat of paint. The GF's are just downright ugly and hard to look at.

And yes, a company known for off-road bikes seems rather odd to make road bikes. I wish Trek had just of brought the Klein name back to north america to fill the niche.
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Originally Posted by zerocool33 View Post
I get a kick out of the smart ass comments from people who bash a new brand stepping into road cycling. I suppose if you don't ride Specialized, Cannondale, or dare I say Trek, you're a fred or are not cool enough. I'm a Clyde on a Gary Fisher cyclocross bike, so I really must blow you away on the loser-meter huh?

Anyways (now that my rant is out of my system), I was told by a LBS that the 2010 will indeed be all Gary Fisher designs/models, and not Lemond. My Presidio is just a rebadged Lemond, but I did buy it for the value. Yeah it's a steel frame, but it rides great and it came with Rival. I was not impressed with the Specialized Tricross or Trek XO. Right now I using my Presidio as double duty road/offroad, but come next spring I will be buying a true road bike, and you can bet your ass it will be a Gary Fisher. Nobody likes change or new kids on the block (yes the boyband too ) but lets leave the wussy analogies out of it.

Sorry if I am ranting too much but it's a touchy subject with me as of late. I shouldn't care what people think because I DO love MY bike and that's all that matters. Right? LOL
You do realize GF is a Trek brand, right?
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BTW - this thread is useless without pics
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Originally Posted by GFman View Post
Just purchased a GF arc pro. Love it because it just has a little bit of swagger to it you cant find anywhere else. .
Could you explain what you mean by swagger and how it relates to a road bike? Thanks
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Originally Posted by angrybecausehedoesn'thaveanicebike
I suppose if you don't ride Specialized, Cannondale, or dare I say Trek, you're a fred or are not cool enough. I'm a Clyde on a Gary Fisher cyclocross bike, so I really must blow you away on the loser-meter huh?
Correct. The loser-meter is registering a 9.5 right now. If you're not concerned about being the coolest rider by riding the most coveted bike in the best gear don't bother getting involved with this sport; get yourself some unworthy hunk of metal, go huff and puff up some hills, then make your way to the Commuters forum.


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I will be buying a true road bike, and you can bet your ass it will be a Gary Fisher
Sorry to hear that.

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I shouldn't care what people think because I DO love MY bike and that's all that matters.
It's all about caring what others think, who cares what YOU think.











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Could you explain what you mean by swagger and how it relates to a road bike? Thanks
The wheels aren't true.
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Growing up with a cyclist (my father) I hated everything about it. Now I am a well rounded athlete looking for diverse training options. Cycling is one of my favorite things to do, and love the challenges of the different trips I take. Started commuting to work only on Saturdays when the traffic isnt bad. 14 miles to work can get there in 45min. Call me what you want keep up with me, and then you can talk.
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Swagger is something everyone should have with them everyday.
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Seriously, wtf is going on in this thread?

Am I only seeing half the posts? Where are these people getting offended, I'm not seeing it.
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Growing up with a cyclist (my father) I hated everything about it. Now I am a well rounded athlete looking for diverse training options. Cycling is one of my favorite things to do, and love the challenges of the different trips I take. Started commuting to work only on Saturdays when the traffic isnt bad. 14 miles to work can get there in 45min. Call me what you want keep up with me, and then you can talk.
Somehow, I don't think I would have a problem.

But keep being a badass.
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Seriously, wtf is going on in this thread?

Am I only seeing half the posts? Where are these people getting offended, I'm not seeing it.
^^^ lol
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That is a really beautiful bike.
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Pics or it never happened.
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I repeat: Pics it helps calm down us BF folks.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
That is a really beautiful bike.
Were you looking at this picture here?



































or this one?

















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