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Old 10-16-18, 01:35 AM
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New Bike

I was doing some thinking tonight and now considering getting a new bike. I commute daily to work about 20+ miles round trip.
I would love either find something out out box ready or buy a frame and build up since i already have something to ride when building up.
my budget for frame only is around 300-450 max and complete bike 600-800 max. i mainly ride fixed. if anyone has any suggestions please let me know what you think.
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Old 10-16-18, 06:39 AM
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Old 10-16-18, 07:25 AM
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the Classic is now the ‘Road’. I agree though that it’s a very good choice for a complete bike. This would also be my recommendation. MSRP directly from wabi is $875.
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Old 10-16-18, 08:41 AM
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I was checking those out seems they don’t have a ton of choices on colors.
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Old 10-16-18, 09:07 PM
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I would recommend getting a Tribe messenger premium complete bike. Triple triangle full chromoly frame, carbon fork/alum steerer tube, and it comes with omniums for $779.
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Old 10-16-18, 09:31 PM
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I would recommend getting a Tribe messenger premium complete bike. Triple triangle full chromoly frame, carbon fork/alum steerer tube, and it comes with omniums for $779.
That actually does look like a pretty decent deal. My concerns about it are 1- not much tire clearance for a commuting bike, and 2- weird geometry. Their 47 has a 53.6cm top tube, and their 61 has a 56.18cm top tube. That's less than 3cm of variance in top tube length across the entire spectrum of their frame sizes. If you can get one that fits, bravo -- that's just insane though.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
That actually does look like a pretty decent deal. My concerns about it are 1- not much tire clearance for a commuting bike, and 2- weird geometry. Their 47 has a 53.6cm top tube, and their 61 has a 56.18cm top tube. That's less than 3cm of variance in top tube length across the entire spectrum of their frame sizes. If you can get one that fits, bravo -- that's just insane though.
Maybe that's because of the triple triangle design?
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Originally Posted by Tronzambony View Post
I was checking those out seems they don’t have a ton of choices on colors.
Yeah but they do come in black and also they are super comfy... plus they come in black😃
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Old 10-17-18, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Maybe that's because of the triple triangle design?
Ehh, I don't see how that would be a factor. The triple triangle is just a result of moving the seat stays to attach to the top tube in front of the seat tube. Looking at the measurements, it seems like the frames are just primarily getting taller from small to large sizes, rather than getting longer. I don't like the smell of it.

geo charts: https://tribebicycles.com/collection...001-ny-premium
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Originally Posted by hay View Post

Yeah but they do come in black and also they are super comfy... plus they come in black😃
really I only saw the blue and white???
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Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
I would recommend getting a Tribe messenger premium complete bike. Triple triangle full chromoly frame, carbon fork/alum steerer tube, and it comes with omniums for $779.
extremly bad choice if the bike is going to pull double duty as a commuter. It has no clearance for anything larger than 25mm and unless you’re a literal featherweight, that’s never going to cut it. Just because you get a lot on paper for your money doesn’t mean it’s a smart buy.
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All City Big Block complete looks pretty nice, probably a bit of a stretch price wise.
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The tribe seems kind of gimmicky... calling omniums the “baddest” track crankset is a little silly. No?
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Raleigh Carlton is on sale at Nashbar for $375 complete. Can accommodate tires up to 32c and comes with a front rack. Not the best components, but fits the price range for the OP
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Raleigh Carlton is on sale at Nashbar for $375 complete. Can accommodate tires up to 32c and comes with a front rack. Not the best components, but fits the price range for the OP
It's $284.95 on their website if you get the code and sign up for an account. CYCLE4TAW is the code that worked for me, you have to type it in, not copy and paste. It also works on Diamondback's site.
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