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Douglas Fusion (from Colorado Cyclist)(3 posts)

Douglas Fusion (from Colorado Cyclist)b_spiwak
Jun 20, 2002 7:03 AM
What do you guys think of buying a bike online? I´ve already been riding for a year so I know exactly what I want for size and geometry. This specific bike has what I want (alu frame w/CF seat and chainstays, full ultegra, velomax circuit comp wheels, etc...). Does anyone have any feedback on this or other Douglas bikes? I cant seem to find any reviews on them.

Would I be better off buying a Bianchi Alloro from my LBS? it would cost about the same, be about 3 pounds heavier and not have exactly what I want. However, I would be able to test ride, and I would have the shop to back me up If I have any problems with the bike. Thanks all.
I support Colorado Cyclist.Sintesi
Jun 20, 2002 9:27 AM
They've done me very well in the past. I ordered my bike from them two 1/2 years ago and it was constructed/adjusted perfectly. Be sure of your fit, talk to them to make sure you're getting exactly what you want (i.e. no surprises). Be anal, it's okay.

It arrives at your house a week later, minor assembly (hours worth of time), go for a ride. Picking up all the packing popcorn was the worst part.

I continue to buy from them and don't hesitate to send business their way. They even cut me a deal on price. : )

Cannot comment on the Douglas products but they look good to me. I'd take a chance if I couldn't find a better deal. Maybe CC can provide you with references.
re: Douglas Fusion (from Colorado Cyclist)mfuchs1
Jun 21, 2002 6:42 AM
If you live in an area where there is an REI store you could test ride their Novara Trionfo. It is the same bike with a different name and Shimano wheels.