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Bike Stolen, Advice on Replacement?

Old 08-01-12, 02:38 PM
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Bike Stolen, Advice on Replacement?

My trusty trek 1220 aluminum bike was stolen the other day out of my opened garage . I am looking for a replacement bike for around $500. Any suggestions? Are aluminum bikes with carbon forks/chainstays/seatpost any good, or should I save up money for a real "full carbon" bike?

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Are aluminum bikes with carbon forks/chainstays/seatpost any good
Yes. I find that you get most of the benefit with a lot fewer concerns about torque and damage.
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