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Need advice on getting a new bike(8 posts)

Need advice on getting a new bikebikerdude86
Nov 16, 2001 3:54 AM
hey everyone

I am getting and new bike and can't decide between the new 2002 specialized allez E5 SLX comp 18, the Cannondale R2000, or the lemond zurich.

i race mostly small circuit races and many crits, and my longest race is a 56 mile one. i am in the price range of $2100, if anyone wants to recomend a bike.

thank you

gavi epstein
re: Need advice on getting a new bikemorey
Nov 16, 2001 4:16 AM
My wife has a 2001 Cannondale r 2000 si, she really likes it.
Aren't you on a team if you race? Doesn't the team have a shopMB1
Nov 16, 2001 5:22 AM
sponsor? Doesn't the shop offer team racers deals? If you race don't you go through bikes every year or 2? Haven't you figured out yet that it is the engine not the chassis that matters in racing?

Just look for a good deal on a bike that fits. Save a little money for an extra set of wheels.
Give Airborne a look.pilot
Nov 16, 2001 12:54 PM
http://www.airborne.net
An Ultergra Zeppelin fits your budget.
Give Gary Hobbs a call . . .DCW
Nov 16, 2001 3:08 PM
after you check out his inventory and specials at GVHBikes.com

For well under those $$ he can set you up with any of several very nice frames built up as you like. If you want to spend it all, you can, of course. You might look at his Viner line, both steel and alu. He usually has CAAD4 C'dales at discount, among many others. He is very knowledgeable and reliable.
second that nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2001 2:57 PM
check out sampsonforgotten
Nov 18, 2001 4:06 AM
Quality, great prices and Eric Sampson will fit you perfectly. And its a nice looking bike!!!!!!!!! I recently purchased a Sampson Silverton. You can get one within your price range. Good Luck
Go ZurichSingleThreaded
Nov 19, 2001 2:54 PM
I can't help with the comparison, but I'm very happy with my 2002 Zurich and would buy it again.