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GURU Bikes - any info on them? Any riders?(7 posts)

GURU Bikes - any info on them? Any riders?Fez
May 10, 2003 2:02 PM
Saw these Guru bikes in a recent CC catalog.

Some are carbon.

Some are titanium with Reynolds Ti tubes and carbon stays.

Theres also one that is carbon/Ti that nearly mimicks the Merlin Cielo, but not nearly as beautful.

Anybody have the scoop on these? I have never seen anyone post about riding or owning one.
Pretty sure they're CanadianFrith
May 10, 2003 5:56 PM
I see quite a few around Toronto.
Sorry I can't tell you time I see someone on one I'll get the scoop.
based in Montrealkenyee
May 10, 2003 7:40 PM
They push the technological edge from what I can tell. I've never seen one in person though they're trying to expand their distribution...
re: GURU Bikes - any info on them? Any riders?ronniedee
May 11, 2003 4:28 AM
Our LBS sells them. I have heard quite a few people talk about custom-built GURU's around here, but I have never ridden one. They should have a link to the GURU website.

I believe the Sydney Olympics Triathlon gold-medalist rode GURU.
re: GURU Bikes - any info on them? Any riders?CARBON110
May 11, 2003 6:46 AM
My LBS seels them too. They are very nice and for $150 more you can have it custom made. Thats cheap. They are some of the highest quality steel bikes I have seen and the crono in person is very nice! However, they are expensive and for that kind of money, unless you wnt something specific, you can get a nicer bike. But, if I wanted a custom steel bike with say, carbon seat stays, I would get a Guru. A shop owner I know bought thier top model and rode it for a year, then he went back to a 5900 Trek the next year which had been hisoriginal bike before the Guru.
Yes, I have been to the shop...tempeteOntheRoad
May 11, 2003 8:34 AM
When my dad decided on getting a new bike, we went there and actually could pick every individual tube!! (They were all the same to me, but hey! made us feel very "involved" in the process.

-Yes, Simon Whittfields (from Kingston, Ont.) won the Sidney Olympics with Guru's help... But my father (65) logs his confortable miles on his steel frame, Veloce equipped ride, loaded with fenders, panniers and such. (I found a forged crescent wrench in his bag the other day. I got him a nice Park Tool last year...)

Anyway, the bike is very solid and straight as. The assembly was perfect and they offered a large variety of colors. It took a few month, but delivery was not delayed.

Regarding steel; The main welder use to be Marinoni's trusted main welder... So you know you can expect very nice welds. They are not made in by robots, like my Giant!!!
Of course I cannot vouch for carbon assembly bikes. I simply don't know about their facility regarding carbon. But I am sure that if you ever visit Montreal (man, I like to sell my city! -how about the Jazz Festival) you could visit the factory easily and see it all first hand.

In any case; good quality bikes. Very nice titanium frame I saw too...
re: GURU Bikes - any info on them? Any riders?kelmeboyAZ
May 11, 2003 3:39 PM
My LBS in Scottsdale AZ sells them. I rode a 55cm VelociTi model with D/A and Ksyrium wheels. Very light, very responsive, very comfy. VelociTi is 6/4 butted Ti with carbon seatstays. Appealing in brushed ti and bare carbon but available in various paint schemes. My LBS is high on the company and is pushing them. I talked directly with Robert at the company sales division about the details of the frame and custom build. He says a VelociTi frame custom built to your specs with an Ouzo Pro fork is about $3250 US. A little cheaper than the $3450 for a Serotta ST with similar fork. Guru's seem popular with triathletes.