|Help me buy a CAD$1500 (US$975) bike in Toronto.||Eug|
Jun 22, 2002 9:27 AM
|I was looking at getting the Silent Sports Thin Blue Line road bike for CAD$1500. It's basically a Reynolds 853 frame with carbon fork, Shimano 105, Mavic Cosmos, and Shimano 515 mountain bike pedals (specs below).
I'm basically a mountain biker who is quite out of shape, and wanted to do some local training on a road bike, but want something that will last me. I'm 5'7" and have a 31" inseam. By my calculations, that puts me in the 53 cm (c-t) frame ballpark.
Unfortunately, that bike is sold out of the 53 cm size. They also said I could go with a all aluminum Devinci Apex/Podium (small size) but with all the parts swapped out for Shimano 105 for CAD$1400 (US$910). A carbon fork would add about $150 (US$100).
Anywhere else to get a cushy steel ride with carbon fork and 105 in Toronto? I prefer steel over aluminum on my mountain bike, so I'm guessing I may prefer the same for road although I don't have enough experience to really say, as this would be my first real road bike.
Thin Blue Line: http://www.silentsports.com/bike/tbl02/lightning105.html
Frame Reynolds 853
Fork Advanced Carbon
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Shifters/Levers Shimano 105 STI
Brakes Shimano 105
Crankset Shimano 105
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105 Spline
Cassette Shimano 105 9spd.
Wheelset Mavic Cosmos
Tires Hutchinson Excel
Seatpost Ritchey Comp
Saddle Selle Italia Trimatic
Headset Ritchey Scuzzy Logic Plus
Stem Ritchey Comp
Bar Ritchey Comp
Grips Cork Tape
Pedals Shimano M515
Price $1099.99 US
Price $1499.99 CDN
Weight 20.5 lbs
Sizes 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61