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Would you buy same brand of bike as secondary

Old 07-14-13, 04:04 AM
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Would you buy same brand of bike as secondary

Considering to get a 2nd road bike. To have as i like them. Would you get the same brand that you already own as your second road bike? why or why not
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Old 07-14-13, 06:13 AM
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Yes. I still get discounts from the shop I used to work for.
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Old 07-14-13, 06:38 AM
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Yeah, but that's mainly because my local (road) shop is a specialized concept store with amazing staff and prices (they knock some off at the till for me).
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Old 07-14-13, 06:47 AM
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If the fit works, then it might make sense to stick with the same brand (assuming the various models had similar geometry).

For eg you might have a top model carbon bike and also a lower end alloy framed bike from the same company. Idea being that the alloy frame would be your back up/rain bike.

IIRC many builders have the same fit across the racing range (Cannondale, Trek, Specialized).
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Old 07-14-13, 06:50 AM
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All my bicycles are different brands ... Hasa, Thorn, Santana, Giant, Shogun, GT ...
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Old 07-14-13, 07:03 AM
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Sure. If you like the brand and like your first bike, I see no problem getting a second of the same make. I did.
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Old 07-14-13, 07:27 AM
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My first modern-day road bike was a Fuji Newest. I got and still get great service from that bike and its components. When I decided to get a carbon fiber bike, I looked at Fuji, but the local dealer had a limited selection. After a lot of searching and shopping, I found a good deal on a Cannondale Synapse carbon. I had a problem or two with it, but the dealer and Cannondale stood with me. If/when I decide to get another bike, I'll look at Fuji and Cannondale before I look for others.
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Old 07-14-13, 09:10 AM
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I will absolutely get another Indy Fab, although I will try to move up the model scale next time and make my current ride my secondary.
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Old 07-14-13, 09:24 AM
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I have two bikes. Specialized Roubaix SL2 and Jamis Aurora. My third bike is going to be a custom Ti commuting/touring bike (as light as possible), so I guess my answer is no. I bought the Roubaix because I wanted something lighter than my heavy Jamis (37 lbs with racks/panniers unloaded). If I had thought about it, I would have kept the Jamis and bought a custom bike at that point.
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Old 07-14-13, 09:58 AM
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I assume you mean to supplement, not replace your current road bike. In that case I'd likely get something different. My current roadie has a carbon fiber frame, so I'd probably do steel or Ti from a custom frame builder if I was getting a second. I don't really see the point of having two very similar bikes.
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Old 07-14-13, 10:10 AM
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Old 07-14-13, 10:18 AM
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Brand of the frame does not matter but stick with the same component brand so you can swap parts if needed.
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It helps to have compatible components, so you can quickly swap them if you have a mechanical problem. That's not working out in my case since my newest bike is a compact front with 10-speed rear and my older bike has triple front with 9-speed rear. Also, one is SRAM and the other is Shimano, so at least the wheel freehubs are compatible.
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Old 07-14-13, 11:37 AM
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Yep. Sometimes it's about opportunity/deals. For instance, I've 'accidentally' ended up with 3 Cervelos, only because the 2nd and 3rd popped up as good deals -- I never went shopping for them.

I intentionally bought a steel Cervelo Superprodigy, then 3 years later, an alu Soloist showed up on a local classified for a decent price; and just recently, I got another good deal on a 2006 Carbon Soloist.

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Old 07-14-13, 01:08 PM
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Since I bought my second road bike essentially as a back up to my first road bike it made the most sense to get basically the same bike. Red bike was originally orange, got the black as a backup, then had the orange bike altered to match the black bike and had it painted red (no choice on color, that's what my friend was painting his car).


However the tandem we own is a Cannondale, my mtb is a Trek, my track bike is a Riggio... I'm not brand loyal necessarily but if I were to get a second of any bike it'd probably be for a backup and in that case it would make sense to get the basically the same bike again.
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Old 07-14-13, 03:21 PM
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Sure. Nothing wrong with my CAAD. Took a while to get the set up close to my Klein. Still not quite the same but the Klein has a much higher BB. It's nice to hop from bike to bike and feel "at home".
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Old 07-14-13, 03:45 PM
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never say never, but I chose something totally distinct and separate, including group set. being able to choose different riding experiences to suit your mood/intent is pretty cool
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Old 07-14-13, 03:55 PM
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Yes I have two Fujis very similar and a specialized Tarmac which is also a nice bike,love em all!
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Old 07-15-13, 09:13 AM
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I had an aluminum soloist and recently moved up to a carbon S2... chose it because the fit is "right" on the soloist and the S2 has exactly the same geometry, so, I could walk into my shop, hand them the alum version and say "set it up just like this" and it fit spot on right out the door. As stated above, it helps to be able to grab either one and feel "at home" immediately. Now, I use the alum as my rain bike, though the S2 has seen some wet roads, too.
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Depends on whether you want a backup or variety. Of course you can buy same brand different model.

I still have backups to the race bikes ( even tho not competitive anymore), totally identical and interchangeable. But most others are intentionally for variety or different purpose/conditions/etc.
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Old 07-15-13, 09:32 AM
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Bike A might get jealous of bike B if they're the same brand. Be sure to store them separately.
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You're thinking wrong. The goal is buying constantly better bikes so you now best bike becomes secondary. You can stop with customs CF, Di2, and Lightweight wheels (at least until something newer and better comes along)
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I did . . . twice. Two Pinarello and two Kestrel bikes in the stable. Good bikes! (Most bikes are pretty good these days.)
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Yes. There is only one brand for me. I would never consider another. I have no secondary bicycles. They are all maintained as "A" class. They are all ready to roll right now. This is the only way to be.
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