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Old 04-26-08, 06:36 PM   #1
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Buying a bike-hybrid?

Right now I'm trying to decide on which bike to buy and can't seem to make a decision. If it were you, which one would you choose?

Giant FCR 3 W

: Silver/Black W: White/Silver
SIZE M: XS, S, M, L, XL W: 2XS*, XS, S, M *650C wheels
FRAME ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design and Integrated Forged Headtube
FORK Chromoly
SHIFTER M: Shimano ST-R225 W: Shimano R440
BRAKES Alloy Direct Pull
BRAKE LEVERS M Alloy Direct Pull W: Alloy short reach 3 finger
CRANKS Alloy, 30/42/52T
BB Cartridge
RIMS alloy double wall
HUBS Formula
SPOKES Stainless Steel
TIRES Kenda Kwest 700x28C Kontender, 650x25C
HANDLEBAR Alloy 25mm Rise
STEM Alloy Adjustable
SEATPOST Aluminum, 27.2x300mm
SADDLE M: WTB Laser V Comp W: WTB Speed She Comp
PEDALS Resin Body Alloy Cage

or a KHS Urban Xtreme


Reynolds 520 DB CrMo tubing w/curved seatstays
and carrier bosses, Forged Vertical Drop Outs
Fork Carbon blades w/Alloy steerer
Headset 1-1/8" Threadless
Rims Weinmann SP-17 Double wall, CNC sidewalls
Front: Formula alloy, Rear: Shimano Cassette

Tires Kenda Kwest 700x35c, w/K-Shield Anti-puncture
Spokes 14G Black 32
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-453A
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Shifters Shimano SL440 Trigger
Chain KMC Z82
Crankset Alloy Forged 52/42/30
Bottom Bracket ISIS spline, Sealed cartridge
Cassette SRAM PG850 12-26, 8 Speed
Pedals Dual Sided Mulitfunction, Clipless and Standard
Seatpost Alloy micro-adjust
Saddle San Marco Ischia
Handlebar Alloy Flat
Stem Alloy 17 Degree, Threadless
Grips Dual density grips
Brake Levers Tektro Alloy
Brakes Shimano M421 V-Brake
Color Flat Black
Frame Size S ,M, L, XL
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Old 04-27-08, 12:12 AM   #2
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Steel is real. The ride won't be as harsh and I'd bet it won't weigh much more than that aluminum bike but its up to you to ultimately decide with your butt on the saddle and how it feels to you especially if you are going to be doing any long haul riding.
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