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Iron Horse..Buying bike over internet(5 posts)

Iron Horse..Buying bike over internetstacey
Jul 24, 2001 9:45 AM
I have a question...wholesale bikes .com sells IRON Horse road bikes..they have a triump, the drive train is shimano sora,STI break levers a 52/42/30 crank and a 8 speed free wheel...does anyone have any opinions on these bikes??? I am on a budget looking for my first road but....I am willing to sacrifice light componants for durable ones. I just dont want to buy a bike that ends up being like a huffy...any help appreciated..also what about Giant road bikes..the lower end one's???
re: Iron Horse..Buying bike over internetOnly300
Jul 24, 2001 10:25 AM
I don't think buying over the internet is a good choice. It is always best to test ride a bunch of bikes to find the best for your body and your budget. I have a Giant OCR 2 and its amazing...the Sora components are okay but you pay for what you get. Giants make very well-priced bikes. Also look at the Trek 1000. If you want to save some money, look at some used bikes. They will have better components for the same money.
one opinionDON'T!
Jul 24, 2001 11:14 AM
total cr@p... a guy in my club got a higher end one, and it was all misaligned. if you have to have it, get from Nashbar, or make sure there is a money-back guarantee. you can do much better than sora and iron horse
one opinionslugman
Jul 24, 2001 11:35 AM
Nashbar doesn't sell Iron Horse bikes anymore. I would suggest going to your LBS in Oct. or Nov. when they're trying to clear out their inventory to make room for the next years models. You can usually get a substantial savings.
don't buy any bike with broken levershelpfulman
Jul 24, 2001 4:22 PM
that's my advice.