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10-20-14, 09:04 AM
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Posted By ocelotito

That is a great price. That is what I paid for my...

That is a great price. That is what I paid for my Shift 3 back in May, and it was supposedly on sale. I had bought the Shift 2 but basically had to upgrade because the grip shifters were awful.
07-12-14, 10:47 AM
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Views: 10,579
Posted By ocelotito

In my LBS, they have the '15 listed for $599price...

In my LBS, they have the '15 listed for $599price than the '14 listed for $659. However, when I bought the '14 (before the '15 had appeared), they told me in the store that the bike was on sale for...
06-17-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

Thank you. And another lesson will be not to buy...

Thank you. And another lesson will be not to buy a bike you haven't tried! It's amazing how different they are. The $100 difference felt steep but it was worth it.
06-17-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

Thank you. You are right, there are many other...

Thank you. You are right, there are many other upgrades besides what the trek website states. Even the stem is different (I assume that it's better). The suspension fork is also lighter, not only...
06-17-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

I exchanged it for the Shift 3. THey didn't give...

I exchanged it for the Shift 3. THey didn't give me any hard time. I like it but I am still tweaking with the fit (something the store should have done). After riding it for 30 minutes my forearms...
06-14-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

I'm off to change my bike. They told me they...

I'm off to change my bike. They told me they would take the money I spent on the extended warranty towards the new bike. I've already had problems in that store with different clerks giving me...
06-12-14, 11:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

The size and width of the tires, basically. The...

The size and width of the tires, basically. The verve has 700c tires and thinner. But really my point is that, at least to me, the bicycles feel different, even between different versions of the same...
06-12-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks. I think they have a 30 day exchange (not...

Thanks. I think they have a 30 day exchange (not return) policy. I'll check. If it is return, then the decision is easy, I'll downgrade to the Shift 1.
06-12-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

You are so right about this. I wrote about this...

You are so right about this. I wrote about this in another thread, where I was called "a pain to deal with" by another user, for wanting to try the actual bike I wanted to buy. Actually, at least on...
06-12-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

I agree. I've been buying Trek bikes since the...

I agree. I've been buying Trek bikes since the 90's (I used to live in DC) and they always had the exact model I wanted to try. Now, every time I wanted to try a bike, they only let me if they had it...
06-12-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

My husband talked me out of it. Apparently the...

My husband talked me out of it. Apparently the Trek care Plus is much more than an extended warranty. To be honest, I actually feel like downgrading to the Shift 1.
06-12-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

The seller told me that the ONLY differences were...

The seller told me that the ONLY differences were the additional gears and the locking suspension. I read that too in the website. TO be honest, I didn't really care if the shifters were grip or...
06-11-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By ocelotito

Horrible grip shifters in new bike

I just brought home a new Trek Shift 2. I tried the Shift 3 and loved it. It had very nice trigger shifters that worked like a dream. The salesperson told me that the only difference between the 2...
06-10-14, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,598
Posted By ocelotito

My beloved Trek 720 from the 90's (that was...

My beloved Trek 720 from the 90's (that was stolen) was called Arabella (it was the name of a racing horse from a cartoon).
06-08-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By ocelotito

Yes, I was actually looking for something...

Yes, I was actually looking for something covering regular tune-ups. I have a Specialized and I have lifetime free tune-ups, and it has been great. I was asking if they had something like that, even...
06-08-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By ocelotito

It has been impossible to convince him. He thinks...

It has been impossible to convince him. He thinks I want the upgrade because they have the Shift 3 in the store (as opposed to the Shift 2 in the warehouse) and that it's just to have it...
06-08-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By ocelotito

The extended warranty was $90. The bike cost $499.

The extended warranty was $90. The bike cost $499.
06-06-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks for the input. Even during my student...

Thanks for the input. Even during my student years, when I commuted every day in my bike, and I was cheap and lazy to do any kind of maintenance, AND sustained some falls (not many) I never had to...
06-05-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By ocelotito

Is buying an extended warranty worth it?

My husband went to pay an order my new bike (a Trek Shift 2) and was talked into buying something called a Trek Care Plus. With what he payed, I could have upgraded to a Shift 3! The bike has not...
06-02-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,127
Posted By ocelotito

That's exactly what I felt in the first Trek LBS...

That's exactly what I felt in the first Trek LBS I went to. The guy didn't even move from the counter. I asked if they had a "low price" bike and he just pointed at something and said "there's the...
06-01-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

I went today to try the Shift 3. They didn't have...

I went today to try the Shift 3. They didn't have a Shift 2 but I hope it's close enough. I took it for a much longer ride, including a hill. I realized that the hill was doable not changing the...
06-01-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

I went today to try the Shift 3 (in the store...

I went today to try the Shift 3 (in the store where the helpful young woman works, not the guy who didn't move). I asked her about the low quantity of Shift bikes and she said she was surprised too....
05-30-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

And it's not like I am asking them to get me a...

And it's not like I am asking them to get me a $4000 bike to try. The shift that I tried was sold within days. I'm convinced that they keep the inventory of popular bikes low in order to get people...
05-30-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

Just for the record, before you keep on talking...

Just for the record, before you keep on talking without knowing anything, the guy wanted me to to try a bunch of bikes I didn't want, not the actual model I wanted to buy. So basically, yes, they...
05-30-14, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

You don't know me, you don't know how may times...

You don't know me, you don't know how may times I've been there, how much time of the people I've taken, what kind of attitude I've had. You have no idea. Seems like you're picking a fight with me,...
05-30-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

Intelligent, knowing customers who do their...

Intelligent, knowing customers who do their homework and refused to be taken for suckers are usually a pain to deal with. I'm the sellers biggest nightmare, because I think and ask questions and...
05-30-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

The bikes they have brought for me to test have...

The bikes they have brought for me to test have been sold within a week. They try to swerve people into buying something different than what they want. I've had the Verve shoved in my face 5 times,...
05-29-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By ocelotito

Some people swear by the Kettler trikes but my...

Some people swear by the Kettler trikes but my kids didn't like them. They are very expensive and my kids found them hard to pedal and too heavy. I ended up having to get a more traditional one.
05-29-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

They probably have in the store more of the...

They probably have in the store more of the harder to sell models. They have been trying to push a Trek Verve, claiming "well, it's very similar, it's the same geometry". They have tons of verves....
05-29-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

This is what frustrates me. They have like 4 or 5...

This is what frustrates me. They have like 4 or 5 stores in the area and between the 5 the only have ONE Shift. And they don't bring them to test unless it's already in any of their stores. It wasn't...
05-29-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By ocelotito

I live in Tijuana too. Check out this page...

I live in Tijuana too. Check out this page https://www.facebook.com/playas.nbc?fref=ts
This guy organizes rides and is trying to create a bike culture (in the Playas section of Tijuana). Maybe he...
05-29-14, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By ocelotito

Frustrated with my Trek LBS low inventory

I live near San Diego, where they have this huge Trek store chain. We have bought two bikes there in the last 5 years and they used to have enough of each model to try them all. This year has been...
05-27-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By ocelotito

It surprised me too. I really expected a much...

It surprised me too. I really expected a much bigger difference.
05-27-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By ocelotito

The numbers of the ones I saw are very similar to...

The numbers of the ones I saw are very similar to these. Just like with this one, only one gear combination is vastly different. Is that worth paying $100? Unfortunately the inventory has been low...
05-26-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By ocelotito

I made similar calculations between the two Treks...

I made similar calculations between the two Treks I am considering (shift 1 and 2) and the results were similar to what you got. I don't want to be held back and regret not having more options, but...
05-26-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By ocelotito

I have exactly the opposite problem, being 5'...

I have exactly the opposite problem, being 5' tall. I still manage to find bikes that fit me in certain models. I tried the Expedition but it was a tad big for me, even the smallest size. I tried...
05-26-14, 11:15 AM
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Views: 600,268
Posted By ocelotito

Is this the same as the Trek Neko?

Is this the same as the Trek Neko?
05-26-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,233
Posted By ocelotito

I'm so happy to find this thread. I have been...

I'm so happy to find this thread. I have been looking to buy something like a Trek shift-specialized expedition-cannondale adventure and started asking about it in the "recreation and family" forum....
05-20-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks, I did try the smallest one.

Thanks, I did try the smallest one.
05-20-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Hi, I originally wanted the flat footed but...

Hi,

I originally wanted the flat footed but they were too big for me. I could not reach the ground. I tried the electra with 24 inch wheel but didn't like the handling, felt wobbly as compared to...
05-19-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks again. I still have to choose between the...

Thanks again. I still have to choose between the two models. For some reason this year the inventory in my local Trek bike has been very low (despite being called "superstore"). They used to have...
05-18-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Thank you so much ! This is exactly the kind of...

Thank you so much ! This is exactly the kind of calculation I had been looking for. The lady in the store said it in a more qualitative way but didn't explain it very well. Of all the differences...
05-18-14, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks for your reply. So you're saying that the...

Thanks for your reply. So you're saying that the upgrades are not worth the extra $100? How much would the upgrade that you suggest cost? I am not very famiilar with that kind of gear, is that the...
05-18-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

I tested the shift 1, WSD. I agree with that,...

I tested the shift 1, WSD. I agree with that, I've never liked suspension forks.
05-17-14, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,053
Posted By ocelotito

Trek Shift 1 or 2?

Hello,

It's me again. My quest for the perfect bike is almost over.

A bit of background. I am a 5" tall 40 something who, after a neck injury decided to change bikes. I have a specialized Myka...
05-11-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,771
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks. I tried an electra townie (very similar...

Thanks. I tried an electra townie (very similar to the Pure) and it was too big. I read that these expeditions have a relaxed position so that part of the foot touches the ground from the saddle. I...
05-11-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By ocelotito

would a change of handlebars or stem do?

I am slowly getting back to cycling, after having had a neck injury (not bike related). When I injured myself, I had a brand new Myka sport which was left unused for two years.

I started out...
05-11-14, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,771
Posted By ocelotito

UPDATE. I tried the expedition. It comes in three...

UPDATE. I tried the expedition. It comes in three sizes. Even in the smallest one I could not reach the ground, just barely with the tips of my foot. It felt huge. I liked the super low step, that...
04-30-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,771
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks. I haven't tried the Trek Pure but I tried...

Thanks. I haven't tried the Trek Pure but I tried the Electra and they are very similar. Even at it's lowest seat position, I could hardly reach the ground. They only have it in one size frame. Also,...
04-29-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,771
Posted By ocelotito

Thanks for your reply. Actually, what I've been...

Thanks for your reply. Actually, what I've been told is that, in a normal bike (with the typical geometry), there is no way to reach the ground from the saddle AND do the optimal leg extension. I've...
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