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Old 09-08-04, 08:07 AM
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Lemond vs Trek

I know their both built by Trek, but I've run into pretty good deals on a Trek 1200 and a Lemond Tourmalet. Anyone have any experience with these bikes. I would be new to road biking, so basically I want a decent bike that will hold up and allow fairly long distance rides (at least when I work up to it). Any other bikes I should consider as a good entry point?
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Both good bikes. If you have a long torsoe (shorter legs) then the LeMond will probably fit you better.

Other bikes to look at in these price points, are Felt and K2. Fuji has really stepped up their quality of bikes, so give them a looksey!

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Both would be good as a first road bike. The Lemond has better components, but the major factor is fit. The Trek and the Lemond have somewhat different geometries and one will probably feel better than the other.
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
Both would be good as a first road bike. The Lemond has better components, but the major factor is fit. The Trek and the Lemond have somewhat different geometries and one will probably feel better than the other.
indeed, i got back into road riding this past spring on an '04 tourmalet. the lemond fit me much better than the trek did.

ride both and get the one that fits best, both are nice bikes ....
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Can't go wrong with either unless they don't fit.

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My local LBS owner complains that the Treks have been pounding on the the Lemonds overnight while the shop is closed.

He thinks the Treks are quite a bit tougher than the Lemonds.
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