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which bike?(2 posts)

which bike?Sub
Feb 18, 2002 5:23 PM
I asked this question on the bicycling buying forum and got some responses, still can't decide. Need to choose between a trek 5200 2001 model, never ridden, a 2002 Jamis Eclipse, or a Look kg 361 with ultegra 2002, can get each for 1800 dollars. The response I'm not looking for is ride them and get the one that feels the best, because I can not ride 2 of the three. I have checked the geometries and know which sizes in each will work. The bike will be for a 130 lbs. female for long group rides, probably no racing. Lots of climbing will be done on the bike though. I read an article saying that unless you can put in a minimum of 150 miles on a bike, not even a pro could tell the advantages/disadvantages of one bike to another with a simple parking lot test ride, or even 30 minutes on a bike. Hoping some of you have put in some long miles on these bikes and give me your assessment. Thanks

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re: which bike? - nonebikejack
Feb 19, 2002 1:28 AM
none of these bikes are really good on a long ride - a high quality steel bike would be better. and none are a great deal at $1800 -- for that money you can get DuraAce