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Related to newbie buying post belowI AM
Nov 28, 2001 12:32 PM
I went to the gvh bikes web site and was looking at the viner
competition and the khs flite 800, they seem like great deals.
There are reviews on this site for the khs but none for the
viner. Any information or opions on either( pro or con) would
be appreciated.
Thanks Ted
Call Gary and ask him ...pmf1
Nov 28, 2001 12:51 PM
The Viner is made especially for GVH, so I doubt there will be reviews on it. You might want to call GVH and ask about differences in geometry, steel, weight, etc. Reynolds 853 (KHS) is pretty good tubing. Its the standard upper end tubing used in many steel bikes these days. I don't know much about the deda steel (Viner). I'm sure both bikes are nice. Steel has a nice ride. Look forks are nice and may be worth the extra $100 on the Viner. Then again, the chromed fork is a classic look on an Italian bike.

If it were me, I'd probably opt for the Viner just because its a pretty, classic looking Italian bike.

So, call GVH, ask questions, go to a LBS and get a fit kit done if possible or work with GVH on which fits best. Either one is a way better deal than what you'd get from Trek or Cannondale for $1200-$1400.
Viner built for Colnagoguido
Nov 29, 2001 12:47 PM
Wasn't Viner one of Colnago's frame builders? Viner frames were around in the mid eighties. That was the marketing gimmick to sell them: they were Colnago clones.