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Surly cross check SUCKS and Lemond Propad Sucks(7 posts)

Surly cross check SUCKS and Lemond Propad SucksSilver
Jul 20, 2001 11:50 AM
Don't listen to these people both bikes are over rated and expensive at $900 , these people usually work for bike shops and get a kick back, your better off with a road bike way more value
yeah, sure budnm
Jul 20, 2001 12:17 PM
yeah, sure budsilver
Jul 20, 2001 1:02 PM
what no answer, i thought so
at least I can spell Poprad!nm
Jul 23, 2001 8:52 AM
re: Surly&Poprad suck: To silver againBAM
Jul 21, 2001 11:01 AM
If your not rich and want a taste of cyclecross then neither of these bikes SUCK. Both bikes do what they are designed to do very well. AND I WISH that I got kick backs when I sold someone a bike but I don`t and neither does any shop mechanic I know of. We can only steer a customer in the direction that their pocket book can take them. I personaly would rather lose a sale then sell a piece of junk to someone who needs more of a bike then they are looking at, but money always talks the loudest not common sense. Welcome to the HUMAN RACE! Must be nice to be as rich as YOU and buy whatever you please!
Thanks for sharing!!!! We value your opinion!!!!pauly
Jul 22, 2001 4:36 AM
uh huh
and what would you suggest?BAM
Jul 25, 2001 7:12 PM
What do you mean? Both of these bikes will allow anyone to get a good feel for cyclecross. The parts on the Lemond Poprad will work for a season baring crashes and the frame is a good 853 frame worthy of upgrade should its owner want to hammer it for years to come. BTW the 2002 Poprad is basicaly the same bike except for color (gold instead of white). According to our shops rep they expect you to tear it down and reuse old parts you may already have after wearing out the Sora parts. Sora keeps the cost down and most will set it up the way they want it. As for the surly the Tiagra will last longer and if you are racing it, most seem to beat the living hell out of their bikes anyway so why not save on parts. They may not be the lightest or greatest but they serve their riders well. Beside if you have the money, wouldn`t you rather buy a frame set and spec it out your way? Both come as frame sets, just for that reason. Everyone who comments on the lower end parts, just remember that not everyone has spare parts lying around or can afford an 105 or better equipted bike. We should be happy to even see the more mainstream companies offering these bikes. Cyclecross has come a long way from setting up a beater road bike for late season use and racing, to bikes specifically designed for the sport.