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Which would you choose....(6 posts)

Which would you choose....ClydeTri
Aug 2, 2002 10:52 AM
If you won a contest, which of these two would you take if given the choice..both are basically same compenents, with one being AL and one being 853.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/02fuji/fuji_team_sale.htm

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/02fuji/fuji_marseille_sale.htm
re: Which would you choose....jubiea
Aug 2, 2002 11:11 AM
I've ridden neither bike, but I can comment on both materials with the caveat that the same materials can ride differently depending on how they are put together. Aluminum is a very stiff harsh ride, at least on a CAAD 4. Iif you are a sprinter and want a stiff bike, go for it. If you are looking for a sweet responsive ride with all day comfort the 853 is the way to go. One of the nicest bikes I ever rode was a Waterford made with 853.
853. Not even a close call, IMO. (nm)jtolleson
Aug 2, 2002 11:59 AM
re: 853!dzrider
Aug 2, 2002 1:06 PM
I test rode a Fuji Roubaix Pro last year and thought it felt better than most bikes in shops in the $2000 price range. The Marseille looks to be a better value. It should be a stable, comfortable, long day rider. I've recommended a couple of friends check these bikes out.
re: Which would you choose....TeamGregJ
Aug 2, 2002 6:21 PM
I think both these bikes are great deals. I would probably take the Team.
what type of bike don't you have?weiwentg
Aug 2, 2002 10:22 PM
if I didn't have a bike, I'd get the Team, since I'm a racer. but I already have a race bike. if I weren't already getting a (steel) cross bike, I'd then get the Marseille.
the components specced on either one look above reproach. you can't go wrong with either. so, do you already have an aluminum race bike, or a steel century bike?