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Any input on Gunnar?(7 posts)

Any input on Gunnar?fiixey
Nov 30, 2001 8:00 AM
I'm leaning towards a Gunnare Roadie and was wondering if anyone has ridden one or knows more about them.
re: Any input on Gunnar?Bobo
Nov 30, 2001 8:22 AM
Not to be a jerk, but the name of the site is Roadbike Review afterall. Maybe you should check out the reviews. The name of the frame has changed but it's still the same bike.
Sorry D!CK, I guess I'm used to friendly MTB'ersfiixey
Nov 30, 2001 10:40 AM
Don't worry about Bobomickey-mac
Nov 30, 2001 11:21 AM
As his name would indicate, he's a clown. Anyhow, I have no personal experience with Gunnar but have heard good things about them. Gunnar puts out "no-frills" frames that are well-built and reliable at a reasonable price. They're not the lightest or flashiest frames around, but the ride quality generally gets good reviews. Finding one for a test-ride may be a bit difficult. Good luck with the search.
Gunnar would be good stage racer:guido
Nov 30, 2001 11:28 AM
The geometry for my size, 54cm. is about the same as classic Italian race bikes: upright seattubes for "getting on top of the gear," long top tubes for a roomy cockpit and comfortable ride, topped off by silky smooth riding carbon forks, and a low bottom bracket for stability and low center of gravity.

Gunnar is a spin-off from Waterford Cycles. They seem to know what they're doing, headed by Richard Schwinn, following a traditionalist philosophy. Somewhere I read that Gunnar is the name of the frame builder's dog.

I'd consider a Gunnar to be an excellent entry level, serious road bike, built for all day in the saddle rides, which is, after all, what road bikes are supposed to do.
Gunnar would be good stage racer:David Feldman
Nov 30, 2001 1:41 PM
If you live in or near the Northwest, River City Bicycles in Portland usually has a couple built up that can be test ridden.
re: Any input on Gunnar?DINOSAUR
Dec 2, 2001 11:31 PM
I have no personal experience with Gunnar but I've read several reviews on them. If you want a strong, well made frame, a tad on the heavy side that will last a lifetime, you are in the right market. Paint jobs are noted to be kind of shabby and the decals eventually flake off, but the frame is bullet proof. Supposed to be one of the best deal on wheels. Not sure, I think they might have a custom paint program. "Poorman's Waterford"...