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Best bike under 2000 dollars.(9 posts)

Best bike under 2000 dollars.niteschaos
Jun 28, 2002 11:49 AM
Right now I am looking at the best road bike for climbing at a price less than or equal to 2000 dollars. I live in Greenville, SC and have a lot of hills and mountains to contend with. I'm mainly looking at lightwieght Al bikes. I'm 6'1" and 180 pounds, so I don't think the Fuji Team Superlight is gonna work out, heh heh.
Any of the Colorado Cyclist Douglas brandsLeroy
Jun 28, 2002 12:11 PM
with DA should work for you. Good climbing!

Dave Loving
Colorado Cyclist Douglas brands - cautionunchained
Jun 28, 2002 2:00 PM
One of the scandium bikes they are selling at a "bargain" price is a re-badged Rocky Mountain with a reputation for failure.
Colorado Cyclist Douglas brands - cautionMaggiefan
Jun 28, 2002 4:50 PM
I just ordered a Douglas "Fusion" and hope that it is not a Rocky Mountain or a similar bike with known failures! Any input unchained?
Colorado Cyclist Douglas brands - cautionunchained
Jun 28, 2002 6:24 PM
I believe it was the Stealth or Motive. The details were mentioned on another board.
Colorado Cyclist told me that the Stealth was not a re-badgedbill
Jun 29, 2002 6:42 AM
Rocky Mountain but was entirely their own (although with obvious similarities). He thought that theirs may be made in the same plant as Rocky Mountain; he added that he believed that virtually all scandium bikes are made in the same Asian plant.
The one-year warranty does give a little pause, but some manu's don't give any, I guess.
I just ordered one.
The Stealth looks extremely similar to....Niwot
Jun 29, 2002 6:28 PM
a Mandaric "Scandium" road bike. In particular, notice that both frames have very similar shaped top tubes and welds that look the same.

Compare the Stealth at

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/viewfullimage_v2.cfm?CGRFNBR=277&File=/images/products/full/dxzaa1d02.jpg&Description=DOUGLAS%20Stealth%20Frame%2DFork

to the Mandaric "Scandium" frame at

http://mandaric.com/sc_frme.html
Easy, Viner w/Campagnolo Chorus gvhbikes.com strikes againunchained
Jun 28, 2002 1:58 PM
A pro quality ride.
Probably better than AL for most folks $1990 with 10 or 9 speed Chorus, even cheaper with Centaur or Ultegra.



He has a Viner Altec V5 that will roll out the door with Chorus for less than $2000.



Lots of other decent bikes there on the cheap. He imports Casati, Viner, and perhaps Zeus direct.
re: Best bike under 2000 dollars.jdj
Jun 29, 2002 6:15 AM
I'm 6'-0 and 195 lbs. and live in Northeast PA. and I am going to give a Cannondale Cadd 5 frame a try. I just ordered the frame from a bike shop and the rest of the stuff I need is coming via Wisecycle buys. When I get done (which will be soon, I hope)the whole package right down to the bar tape will cost me about $1,400.00 . I should point out that Cannondale is having a sale on frame and forks now and it's pretty good deal ( pricing ranges from $599.00 to $500.00 depending on the shop). My reasons for Cannondale are as follows: price, resale value, warranty, looks, weight(1270 grams for a 56cm,slice prodigy 490 grams,record hidden headset 75grams),they are one of the few bike companies that do destructive testing on their frames, and of course ride quality. The group: campy centaur,chorus ti post,mavic open pros,selles italia ti gel,axial pros,TTT stem and 199 bars. Works for me but there are alot of choices in the price range you're looking at. By the way I already have 2 steel bikes (one ultegra and one campy) and the ride quality of cannodale is very close to the feel of steel,just alot lighter.