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Old 06-11-11, 01:54 PM   #1
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Scattante Americano vs. SE Draft

I just found 2 more single speed bikes that are available near me. The Americano is 400$ (on sale) and the Draft is $250.

Can anyone that has these bikes shed some light on them for me? Like I said in my other post, my commute is 2 miles through Baltimore on crappy roads/sidewalks with occasional curb hopping.

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Old 06-11-11, 02:04 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head (from having friends who own both and being able to ride them) the Americano is hands down better than a SE draft; the SE draft is out of its league when put in comparison. Hence the price difference.
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I hear Big Shot bikes are nice.
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Stop posting multiple threads for the same topic. Neither of those bikes are great.
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Off the top of my head (from having friends who own both and being able to ride them) the Americano is hands down better than a SE draft; the SE draft is out of its league when put in comparison. Hence the price difference.
Thanks, I figured the Draft probably wasn't worth purchasing.

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Stop posting multiple threads for the same topic. Neither of those bikes are great.
lol...what's not great about them?
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Americano +1
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Check out the Wabi. www.wabicycles.com
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Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm gonna go for the Jamis Beatnik or Trek Earl over the AMericano though.
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And you only had to start two threads to figure it out!
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I'm just curious how you limited it down to these 5 particular bikes
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And you only had to start two threads to figure it out!
One thread comparing 5 different bikes would be a bit much, no?

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I'm just curious how you limited it down to these 5 particular bikes
They are all in my price range and they are all available at local shops. I want to purchase locally so I can get the 2 years of free service. Is there a different 400$ singe speed you'd recommend?

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One thread comparing 5 different bikes would be a bit much, no?

They are all in my price range and they are all available at local shops. I want to purchase locally so I can get the 2 years of free service. Is there a different 400$ singe speed you'd recommend?
Probably, but that doesn't stop 50% of bfers doing it on the daily, and would have been less of a pain than two separate threads.

I was going to say there are dozens more in that price range, but if you're buying locally and those are the only options, I don't know what to tell you. Everyone here would love 2 years of free maintenance, but the fact is, your bike doesn't explode that easily, and trips to the LBS are a pain. You should learn how to maintenance your bike yourself anyhow. Buy a Kilo TT hehe.
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I was at Performance today and the Americano was on clearance for $299 and 10% off on clearance priced items.
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Thanks for the heads up, but I got the Trek Earl the other day.
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