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Is this a Good Road Bike to buy???(5 posts)

Is this a Good Road Bike to buy???thanksmikey
Jul 17, 2003 11:03 PM
it's right with my budget! Scattante R-650
Alot of bang for your buck. nm.Velojon
Jul 17, 2003 11:27 PM
I live across the street from...MShaw
Jul 18, 2003 8:44 AM
... a Supergo. I see lots of these bikes going out the door. Seem to be built as well as, or better than, some of the "name brand" bikes.

If it fits, you won't be dissapointed.

beware of assembly issuesDMoore
Jul 18, 2003 8:47 AM
A friend of mine bought the identical bike from Supergo just a few weeks ago. Nice bike, great components for the price.

However, there are assembly problems. The chain was not properly assembled - the link where the chain was joined was not done properly and the link had a gap in it. The chain keeps skipping and derailing. Fixable, but annoying.

Also, the stem bolts were not sufficiently tightened. The first time my friend hit a bump while riding on the hoods, the bars rotated downward. A potential safety hazard, although no harm in this particular case.

The bike was purchased at a Supergo shop and assembled by them.

Another friend bought a Felt bike from Supergo the same weekend. The wheels (Xero - whatever that is) had the world's cheesiest nylon rim tape, about .01 mm thick. The valve stem holes were not properly cleaned after drilling, and both wheels had some metal flashing sticking up around the valve holes. The rim tape wasn't thick enough to cover the problem, with the result that he suffered two quick flats.

These are all, in my view, assembly problems. So I'd say Supergo has good prices but shoddy workmanship. If you buy a bike from them, double check everything or have a competent shop do so.
re: Is this a Good Road Bike to buy???G3JONES
Jul 19, 2003 1:18 AM
its ok but i like the fuji better.