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Fuji Team vs. Douglas Motive 105(4 posts)

Fuji Team vs. Douglas Motive 105mjeff
Feb 13, 2003 8:20 AM
My wife and I are both mountain bikers looking to get into road biking. I've been looking for a bike for her and have narrowed it down to the Fuji Team 2002 from bikesdirect or the Douglas Motive 105 from Colorado Cyclist. Anybody who has any experience with either of these, please let me know what you think. My wife weighs about 125 and is about 5' 7", I've looked at some of the WSD bikes, but she's too tall for most of them, Thanks
Mail/Internet Order Caveats...Fez
Feb 13, 2003 8:47 AM
I think the consensus is mail order only if you know exactly what you want and what size you need.

Returns or exchanges can be a hassle, so keep that in mind when doing mail order.

I think you can do a search for info on bikesdirect. The price is low, but I wouldn't order from them, based on what others have said.

As far as Colorado Cyclist goes, I don't endorse or condemn them, but at least you can choose your handlebar width, cassette, crank length, and stem. Most people who buy stock bikes need to change at least one of these.
About the Fuji TeamPeterRider
Feb 13, 2003 10:14 AM
A friend bought it in september from bikedirect. It took a bit to ship (like 2 weeks I think), but finally after about a month he had it. There was a very small paint chip on the downtube but he didn't bother arguing. I think by now he has put around 1500 miles on it and seems very satisfied. Apparently the tires don't resist very very much to cuts, and the wheels go a bit out of truth. But on the other hand, he goes into ALL the potholes on the road. Don't know how he manages that. I tried that bike just to see how it feels and it was very nice, although not my size...

re: Fuji Team vs. Douglas Motive 105J Olson
Feb 13, 2003 11:06 AM
Can't comment on the model's you have listed BUT about 2 years ago I ordered a complete bike from Colorado Cyslist. The thing did not fit but even though I rode it a bit, tires were scuffed etc. they took it back no questions asked.

Can't reccomend them enough.