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OPINIONS - Fisher Cronus road bike

Old 09-07-10, 08:08 PM
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OPINIONS - Fisher Cronus road bike

I am a looking to buy a new all carbon bike. I am a long time rider who is about to try my first non-steel bike (dont like alum). I am a semi-serious rider who rides all winter and (when not laid up for 5 months after being hit by a car as I have been until now) puts in 50 miles a week min. I have not been doing any racing, may try a few things next year but only to hang with my buds and have some fast fun.

My goal has been to spend 2K max. I want to get as good a frame as possible, decent components and figure I can swap out wheels later. I saw this Fisher Cronus. MSR is 2.6K but it is avaialble at 1.9K

Anyone with direct experience? I know a little about the Fisher-Trek deal (not an expert) and assume that this is a solid bike but curious what you guys and gals with more carbon experience think. Any insights either way, or suggestions about any other bike that might fit my spec would be appreciated.
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Old 09-07-10, 08:47 PM
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$1900 on that bike is a deal. If it's your size, jump on it.

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A guy I ride with has one of those, though I think a higher model. He likes it a lot. Sorry I don't have any further info.
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I'm not sure your size, but my Trek store in Jacksonville had a pricey, pricey Fisher bike marked way way down. You may want to call and see what it is. (904) 246-4433
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The entire Longhorn cycling team rides it, as well as a team Hotel San Jose. Those who don't ride it won't shut up about how amazing they hear it is. Get it.

As for direct experience, I rode it and it was... tight. Literally. It's more of a crit bike of course, and a little rough on the road... similar to aluminum but not as rough.
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One of the few CF bikes with mounts for fenders (they're hidden, hard to see in photos). Trek says it will take fenders + 25c tires. I have run into a few folks riding them in the rain in Seattle; they have all been happy w/the bikes.
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Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
I'm not sure your size, but my Trek store in Jacksonville had a pricey, pricey Fisher bike marked way way down. You may want to call and see what it is. (904) 246-4433
Thanks! and sorry for being so slow to get back - I have been slammed at work lately. I will give them a call.
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I didn't end up buying it because I went the CL route for my first bike, but I was in love with the fisher arc pro, it's was fantastic.
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