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Which bike to pick?!

Old 02-05-11, 04:09 PM
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Which bike to pick?!

Ok i have narrowed my bikes down to these two!

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt1000.htm

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt_dlx.htm

Now my one request is that you don't tell me to look for something better... right now my main issue is money and i cant go any high and i'm content with one of these two. and i would like to know which one you guys believe are the better of the two. and with all due respect please don't tell me to buy something else, but i would love to get info about these two bikes! Thanks a lot!
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Old 02-05-11, 04:12 PM
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The one you can try out in person to make sure it fits properly.

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Pretty much the same. Red on black is always faster than blue.

EDIT* The second one is probably slightly better.

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yeah i kinda figured they are the same but the blue one has a carbon fiber fork (not sure if that makes a big differnce or not) and it also has micro shift shifters and im not very familiar with those. i know the red one as shimano, low end but i still know a little about them. they cant be that far apart considering they are only 10$ apart but like i said there are a few differences and i don't know which to choose.
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Honest answer i'd give is.... I'd take that $400 and spend it on a used locally sold bike. But that's just me. As for those two... flip a coin.
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Originally Posted by kayakdiver View Post
Honest answer i'd give is.... I'd take that $400 and spend it on a used locally sold bike. But that's just me. As for those two... flip a coin.
He asked twice for you not to do that. Maybe you have reading reading comprehension problems. That will smooth out when you enter middle school.
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Please read more carefully the OP's request. Doesn't follow directions, must have been checked on each of your 1st grade report cards last year. Work on that.
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At this price point the one that fits you the best. No other possible answer.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
At this price point the one that fits you the best. No other possible answer.
Wait, didn't I say that in post #2??
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Wait, didn't I say that in post #2??
Yes. You are offically awarded credit...
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Definitely the Lightning 1000.

Sure, the Lightning DLX has shifters where you don't need to switch hand positions to shift up or down, but I don't know of that brand, and replacing those (if they broke) with even low-end/Sora would be a huge pain and cost. I'd go with the one that has Shimano integrated lever shifters.

On top of that, the chromoly fork will likely be more durable than the carbon fork that comes on a $400 bike.

If you're set on one of those two, I recommend the Lightning1000, but just an fyi on a similar priced bike:

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...imano-sti.html
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
At this price point the one that fits you the best. No other possible answer.
the fit is identical.
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Get the DLX in black. If this is the most you're willing to spend, check out the Fuji Newest. Get fitted for it and pick it up locally. Unless you know how to piece your BD bike together, you might end up spending more.
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https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...imano-sti.html[/QUOTE]
hey this bike looks interesting! again i dont know much about it! i know these shifters are spose to be pretty good! you know anything else about it?
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Well now i found these two! (Thanks to radial 1999)

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/catalo...compare/index/

they seem to have better components for cheaper but does that mean the frame and the rest are going to be crap?
and on the Gavin, is the "sora" really gunna be worth the extra 70$? that does put the price a lil over my range though.
but it did get great reviews but everyone (from that site). help?
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EDIT: https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...-sora-sti.html

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...imano-sti.html
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They are really very similar. One has the steel fork the other has carbon but the steel fork bike has a better wheelset IMO. I'd go black but either one will give you trouble free miles. Keep the tires pumped and the chain lubed and you'll be fine.
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is steel better then carbon? and there both kinda black haha! they seem like the best bikes ive found for the price
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And what's behind door #3?
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Is there a bicycle store near you? You could go there and tell them what your budget is and what kind of riding you want to do. They might be able to help you.

This is what I did last spring, when my wife wanted a new bike. She got a bike she likes and we came in under budget.
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Originally Posted by Hereth3 View Post
Ok i have narrowed my bikes down to these two!

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt1000.htm

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/lt_dlx.htm

Now my one request is that you don't tell me to look for something better... right now my main issue is money and i cant go any high and i'm content with one of these two. and i would like to know which one you guys believe are the better of the two. and with all due respect please don't tell me to buy something else, but i would love to get info about these two bikes! Thanks a lot!
Well, I am going to tell you to look for something better...for the same or less money though!

Check these out...($359. and the other one is just $30. more!)

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...imano-sti.html

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...-sora-sti.html





Get this one!

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Originally Posted by radial1999 View Post
Definitely the Lightning 1000.

Sure, the Lightning DLX has shifters where you don't need to switch hand positions to shift up or down, but I don't know of that brand, and replacing those (if they broke) with even low-end/Sora would be a huge pain and cost. I'd go with the one that has Shimano integrated lever shifters.

On top of that, the chromoly fork will likely be more durable than the carbon fork that comes on a $400 bike.

If you're set on one of those two, I recommend the Lightning1000, but just an fyi on a similar priced bike:

https://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/road-b...imano-sti.html
Yep.

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