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What type of bikes do you see? - poll(36 posts)

What type of bikes do you see? - pollblakester
May 13, 2003 1:16 PM
When out riding around your town or area etc. what type and rough percentage of road bikes do you see? ( put your area too) I see about 50% LeMond 25% trek, and then the rest are mostly Specialized and Cannondale with the occasional Bianchi/Raleigh. Vancouver, Washington USA
I see dead people...LC
May 13, 2003 1:24 PM
on mountain bikes that are only used on the road :) Must be brain dead or something to want to ride something so uncomfortable and unefficient on the road all the time. Don't get me wrong, mountain biking on single track is a hell of a lot of fun but keep those slow bikes out of my way on the road!
ditto (goes here, not below)dtufts
May 13, 2003 9:11 PM
In utah foot hills, lots of mountain bikes on the roads. What a waste of energy. I don't think these bikes see much dirt.
Trek's, Trek's and more Trek'sRJF
May 13, 2003 2:23 PM
I'm just across the mighty Columbia from you, and seems like 60-75% of the bikes I see are carbon Trek's. I don't see any other brand in large numbers. I've never seen a LeMond and it's been months since I've seen a Specialized or Cannondale.
Treks and Cannondalesmickey-mac
May 13, 2003 2:27 PM
About 50% of the bikes I see are these two, and they're split about evenly. Other than that, it's a grab-bag: Bianchi, Litespeed, Merlin, Colnago, and Tommasini show up on a fairly regular basis.
Lots of Treks, plenty o' high-enders and one (1) Atlantis.cory
May 13, 2003 2:37 PM
In Reno, probably 40-50 percent of the bikes I notice are Treks of one kind or another. Specialized might be second, but there are a surprising number of Colnagos, Pinarellos and Della Santas (one of Lemond's early builders; he lives in Reno). Far as I know I have the only Atlantis in town--only other one I've seen in two years was at a century in California last year.
re: What type of bikes do you see? - pollThe Walrus
May 13, 2003 2:56 PM
Depends on which part of town I'm in--as a rule, I'm guessing at least a third of the roadies I see are on 'dales.
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of Giants, a constant sprinkling of higher-end Italian rigs, some Specialized, very few Treks, the occasional Merlin or Bianchi. I've
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come across a LeMond, only one or two 'nagos and maybe a half-dozen Litespeeds. I like riding down in the beach towns, because half of what I see are really great beaters.
South Bay in L.A.jptaylorsg
May 13, 2003 2:56 PM
I see many, many Cannondales (35% at least) - a favorite brand at LBS Helen's Cycles. Also quite a few LeMonds (10%) and Treks (10%). Amazingly, Lightspeed clocks about 10%, too. I almost feel like I'm riding a boutique bike on my Giant. This is the beach, so high-end stuff isn't uncommon. A few Colnagos out there. Look out for Orbea, it's starting to show up in a lot of LBSs.
South Bay in L.A.steve1244
May 13, 2003 3:05 PM
Lots and lots of nice bikes in the South Bay. There's so much Trek and Cannondale on the roads, the only bikes that register with me nowadays are those that are somewhat off the beaten path, like Waterford, Colnago, Pinarello, Seven, etc. Actually saw a Steelman and a Strong in Palos Verdes last weekend. Cool to see those custom makers' products making their way out here.
Dales, Treks mostlyDaveG
May 13, 2003 3:17 PM
I think it reflects what locals bike shops stock, which is mostly Cannondales and Treks. Those two brands probably account for 60% of the bikes I see on rides. After that its a mixture of small percents of Litespeeds, Bianchi, Specialized and Colnagos. I don't see many Giants or Raleighs although recently some local shops started selling them
Mostly Cannondales and Specialized (nm)Rich_Racer
May 13, 2003 3:20 PM
Is too many to list a cop out?triple shot espresso
May 13, 2003 3:19 PM
Living in Denver you would have to break it down by rider type.

Rec riders are mostly the standard production bikes and it's pretty evenly distributed with Treks, Lemonds, Specialized, Giants and Cannondales. I actually see some Novarros out there, actually being ridden.

The more serious rec riders (is fat guys on nice bikes work as a catagory) Lots of Litespeeds, quite a few Serrotas cause of Wheatridge Cyclery I would guess, and a lot of Colnagos, a few Dean, Moots and Merlins and some Cervelos.

I always enjoy spotting an Eisnetrout, it's like seeing an Alaska license plate.

Racers, Colnagos, Looks, Wilier, Casati, Oreba, Fondriests, a lot of Merckxs, Pinnerelos, not to many Bianchis, very few actually.
re: What type of bikes do you see? - pollSpoiler
May 13, 2003 3:25 PM
Mostly Colnagos and Lemonds. The lbs owner that organizes the rides sells Colnagos, so he gets lots of business from the locals.
Around college, cheap Roadmaster's and Fuji's rule the campus, far more than Huffy's and Schwinns.
Santa Fe NM area. Litespeed, Bianchi, Trek (nm)theBreeze
May 13, 2003 3:28 PM
Treks & 'Dalesfliparagon
May 13, 2003 3:49 PM
comprise about 30% of the bikes I see. About 10% are Litespeeds. The rest of the bikes are usually Lemonds, Specialized and the occasional GT's (previously local to So. Cal). It's also not too uncommon to see the boutique brands like Colnago (lots of classic-steel lugged frames) and Look. I'm sure it has to do with riding behind the Orange Curtain in the Newport-Irvine area.
Depends on the ride.KG 361
May 13, 2003 4:36 PM
If it's the bike club's "B" or "C" ride, mostly "Dales and Treks, some Raleighs and Bianchis. If it's the LBS's "balls to the walls" Sat am ride, you get 'Nagos, a Giant, several custom Williams, and me and 1 or 2 others on Looks and maybe a Litespeed.
Trek, CDale, Ltspeed, Giant, GTslide13
May 13, 2003 5:19 PM
The most are Treks, but a good showing of Lemond, Canondale, Litespeed, Giant, GT frames from when Supergo sold them really cheap ( we had a small group of guys all buy them) and....hmmm...I guess that is it.
10 bazillion people on Lightspeed. Chatt., TN nm.Mike P
May 13, 2003 5:40 PM
All typesmwood
May 13, 2003 5:51 PM
Trek, of course, but also Look, Colnago, Klein, Lemond, Rivendell/Steelman/Jericho (all local)...we have a pretty diverse mix. Of course, did I mention Trek? :-)
SF Bay Area
Here in Dallas...SlowFast
May 13, 2003 7:23 PM
The members of my club tend to lean toward the lines that our LBS/sponsor sells. In descending order: Trek carbon, Colnago, Litespeed, Specialized, LeMond, Seven, Serotta, Klein.
ABQ, NM - Trek, Litespeed, Cannondale, (nm)terry b
May 13, 2003 7:23 PM
Harley Davidsons are very popular. nmBruno S
May 13, 2003 8:40 PM
large number of Colnagosweiwentg
May 13, 2003 9:06 PM
our Cat 1 team is on TCR Carbons. our Cat 3 team is on Felts (scandium w/ carbon stays). a lot of people have Nagos; have a couple of dealers in the area, plus one of the local riders is a rep. he is now a rep for Orbea, and we have a couple of those. probably more on the way. those are the standouts.
May 13, 2003 9:06 PM
In AustrlaliaSmiker
May 13, 2003 9:29 PM
As already stated, it depends what sort of riding you're doing. When commuting I see a lot of mountain bikes. On a road ride with friends there are a few Treks, with some Giants and a Look, a rare Scapin and De Rosa to name a few. In bigger bunches you see some Pinarello's, more Looks, some Alchemy's, Colnago's, Cannondales. I've only seen one Litespeed, and one Dean here. Avanti and Specialized are also quite popular, but I think Giants win out over here currently.

re: What type of bikes do you see? - polltmotz
May 13, 2003 10:39 PM
I've never do group rides and never see anyone else on a roadbike.I'm in Toledo,oH.
Memphis: Treks, C'dales, Litespeeds, Specialized, 1x Merckx (nm)JS Haiku Shop
May 14, 2003 5:10 AM
Serotta city heretarwheel
May 14, 2003 5:41 AM
In Raleigh, NC, you see an inordinant number of Serottas because the one of the best local shops sells them. You also see a lot of Litespeeds, Trek carbons, Giants, Cannondales, Bianchis, a few Specialized. Oddball that I am, I seem to be the only one riding a Gios or a Merckx.
On the Gimbels ride (North of NYC) you'll see...torquer
May 14, 2003 5:56 AM
lots of Treks & Lightspeeds, with 'Dales close behind. More Colnagos than any other Italian brand. Surprisingly few Lemonds. Marrinoni (sp?), because it is featured by a local, racer-oriented shop, and they ARE a bargain.
Rochester, NYlonebikeroftheapocalypse
May 14, 2003 7:22 AM
Cannondales and Lemondes mostly, a sprinkling of the other major players. I see fair number of Stowes surprisingly, I think he is a local builder. Lots of putterers on hybrids. Saw a Waterford once and I rode with a guy once that had a really cool french(not Peugot) bike in lugged steel that he bought when he lived in France. I own an Atlantis, a Cannondale road, and a GT mtb.
London, UK and Europeboneman
May 14, 2003 8:08 AM
Around London and surprisingly, Cannondale followed by Trek, Condor (London bike shop) which are made in Italy and then Pinarello followed by the odd Bianchi.

South of France, Look, Cannondale, Trek in equal amounts followed by Vitus, Pinarello and Colnago.

Italy and Germany, on a frequency basis, Colnago steel-various models followed by Bianchi.

Spain- Orbea up North, Colnago, Bianchi and Pinarello.

Bikes least frequently seen around London over the past 4.5 years- Litespeed, only 5 sightings (4 in the past 12 months), De Rosa (0), Look (2), Colnago C-40 (2), Merlin (0), IF (0), Serotta (0), etc.
around hereDougSloan
May 14, 2003 8:20 AM
Litespeed, Colnago, Bianchi, Merlin, Flow (a local frame builder), Giant, GT, Lemond, Trek, Cannondale, Specialized -- quite a variety. Many of the racers are on Colnagos.

Macon: Colnago, Look, Guerciotti, Marinoni, Merlin, CoMotion . .Look381i
May 14, 2003 10:04 AM
Gios, Cinelli, Serotta, Seven, Litespeed, Habanero, Bianchi, Pogliaghi, DeRosa, etc. in addition to the usual Treks, Dales, LeMonds, Specs and Raleighs.
In the KC area....funknuggets
May 14, 2003 10:41 AM
Giants and Lightspeeds are huge around here, next being the standard Trek/Cannondale/Specialized grab bag. Then the Fuji/Bianchis then the sprinkling of other, less mainline manufacturers...

In Toronto mostly Canadian bikes.Frith
May 14, 2003 10:52 AM
I see alot of ...
Then of course Treks. Lightspeed is a big one. I've yet to see a duplicate of my giant TCR1 composite but then I've also yet to go on a group ride.
In Toronto mostly Canadian bikes.Spoiler
May 14, 2003 8:48 PM
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