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Specialized, Jamis, Univega(5 posts)

Specialized, Jamis, UnivegaJosh
Feb 19, 2002 6:08 PM
Thanks to every one who gave me input on the univega. I have narrowed my decision down to three bikes, Univega Modi viviere with campy mirage, Jamis Ventura steel frame with tiagra, or Specialized allez sport with carbon fork and tiagra with 105 rear. My goal in cycling is to eventually ride centuries and multi-day rides. I am already in what I consider good shape, run and swim 3-4 days a week. If you guys could help me with advantages disadvantages of these bikes I would appreciate it. Thanks, Josh
Go for comfortdzrider
Feb 20, 2002 5:59 AM
If you hope to enjoy centuries and multi-day rides you'd best feel at home on your bike so pay lots of attention to finding the bike with the most comfortable riding position. I'd also focus on the seat. A shop may be willing to swap them for you if you like one much better than another.

I've tested the Univega and Specialized and would vote for the Univega. I found well suited for long rides, unusually comfortable, although heavy, by modern standards. The Specialized felt like a bike meant for an hour's hard riding.
why not motobecane????nm
Feb 20, 2002 6:28 AM
why not motobecane???? - good suggestroger
Feb 20, 2002 7:07 AM
I got a le champion for $1200 a month a go and love it; but now I see in the bicycling buyer's guide that the new Motobecane Team with Dura-Ace is $1750 -- kinda wish I had waited
Yeah, good group price, THROW AWAY frame....nice spam you guys!sprockets
Feb 20, 2002 3:12 PM
nm sorry