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Question About:::Dawes Lightning 1500 Shimano 24 Speed Triathlon

Old 07-04-11, 09:00 PM
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Question About:::Dawes Lightning 1500 Shimano 24 Speed Triathlon

hey i am just wondering if anyone has any reviews on dawes. i am looking at a new bike and just wondering if anyone has heard anything good or bad about them. any positive or negative feedback would be awesome. i am a first time buyer of a nice road bike.

also new to the forum, hello everyone. :]
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Old 07-05-11, 05:52 AM
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i'd bet there are better choices.
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i'd bet there are better choices.
I see your bet and raise you a troll.

OP, use the "search" function if you can.

"First time buyer" and "bikes direct" are probably not a good mix.
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I purchased the lightning dlx a couple of months ago and just passed 1000 miles and my first set of tires. Overall I'm happy with my purchase but will be replacing it with something a bit nicer as $$ permits.

Cranks are heavy, wheels, while strong are not the smoothest rolling and are heavy. Tires that come on the bike have a max psi of 90lbs. Most reviewers hate the seat and honestly it is ugly but my sit bones are happy on it (no pain during or after my 1st century).

The frame is the same as the fuji newest. The only problems I've had was I lost 2 chainring bolts last week,
easily replaced and prevented!

If you do go the bikes direct, chika bike, sportymama route make sure you get the right size, be prepared to spend some time getting everything adjusted to your liking and have your lbs tune it for you.
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