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Seeking advice on used bike purchase (Full Carbon Masi vs. Motobecane)

Old 10-13-14, 08:49 PM
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Seeking advice on used bike purchase (Full Carbon Masi vs. Motobecane)

Hello,

I looking to buy a nice used road bike, and I知 seeking opinions about what the best value is. I知 an experienced rider but I always received hand me down bicycles from my father who was a racer, so I never have actually bought a bike myself, or really learned too much about them.


Here痴 the two I am considering at the moment:

Full Carbon Masi Road Racing Bike
Full Carbon Masi Road Racing Bike

Motobecane - Full Carbon - Road Bike - ALL ULTEGRA
17lb - Motobecane - Full Carbon - Road Bike - ALL ULTEGRA - 55cm

Are these good bikes? Are the prices reasonable? Would you recommend one over the other?

Any thoughts or opinions are greatly appreciated!

Greg

(New to the forum, sorry if this is in the wrong place)
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Old 10-14-14, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Raiyou
Are these good bikes? Are the prices reasonable? Would you recommend one over the other?
Yes and yes. I'd probably go for the Masi as it's got Ultegra 6700 as opposed to the Motobecane's Ultegra 6600, therefore it's likely to be a bit newer, but apart from that there's not much difference.
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Masi>Motobecane. BTW, I don't think its worth $4000 with upgrades, ask him what kind of junk hes been smoking.

Do you know if either bike will fit you?
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Originally Posted by silkroad
Masi>Motobecane. BTW, I don't think its worth $4000 with upgrades, ask him what kind of junk hes been smoking.

Do you know if either bike will fit you?
I'm 5'10 / 130lb / 33" inseam / long arms / and not too picky about exact fit so I expect them to, but I'm going today or tomorrow to check them out in person before I make any final decisions.

Thanks for the advice so far! (And out here in hawaii he does have plenty to smoke )
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+2 on the Masi (best value), but the Moto would be decent too.
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+3 on the Masi. I have the exact same bike in the exact same size; just a different color scheme. I absolutely love it. In my case the PO upgraded the wheelset with some nice Eastons. But otherwise it was equipped similarly to that one. I paid $1100 for it, two years ago. I think retail on them was in the neighborhood of $2600 new, not counting upgrades. I say jump on it.
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I would go the Moto if used less for sure. I have a Motorbecane IS with Dura ace weights 17.5 with pedals and cages. Rides and shifts great. I like the BSA bb over press fit unsure what the Masi has.
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You can look at a webite called Bikesdirect.com that is where you will find these bikes. They are pretty good bargain for the price and like another poster said...no way was it worth 4k. For the money I would go with a used specialized alez or something.
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Another vote for the Masi. Their carbon bikes are fine.
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