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Yet another bike I found that I like, it's a "Leader"(5 posts)
|Yet another bike I found that I like, it's a "Leader"||nhl856|
Sep 30, 2003 4:29 PM
I know its just another mass produced frame, but for that kind of money with an all Ultegra build, how could I go wrong?? And so sexy in black!! I know it will prolly be like $1100 or so to get it ready to ride, but it's still very cheap and has a nice spec!! Opinions??
|re: Yet another bike I found that I like, it's a "Leader"||utxjohne|
Sep 30, 2003 5:54 PM
|Bot the frame for my wife and built it with mostly 105 and Ultegra Hubs/Cassette. I've ridden it a few times with no complaints and looks nice.|
|Fuji Team - very similar||dgangi|
Sep 30, 2003 6:16 PM
|Hi there -
Take a look a few posts down and you will see a picture of my new bike, a Fuji Team. The parts spec of the Leader is almost identical to my bike (full Ultegra). I have some nice Ritchey Aero Pro wheels on my bike - not sure about the Bontragers (they do make good MTB wheels).
As part of my search for a road bike I looked at the Leader but I chose the Fuji because it is a brand I know/trust and has local dealers in case I need service or warranty work. I was also able to ride the Fuji before purchasing it and was *very* impressed with the quality of the bike.
I paid $995 for my Fuji at a local shop, Cycle Spectrum (related to BikesDirect.Com).
FYI -- it appears Leader is a new company that does not have much of a presence. Everything is done over the internet with them. If you are a cautious consumer, this might be a negative for you. But there are many good companies that do business this way and keep costs down as a result.
Good luck in your decision.
|Fuji Team - very similar||nhl856|
Sep 30, 2003 7:32 PM
|That is a very good price...but your shop was selling it for 950 off retail!? If I can find that bike for that price I might consider it, but it says 1900 retail on the site... Thanks for the new option if I can find it!|
|look at the reviews here on RBR||kneebreaker|
Sep 30, 2003 9:34 PM
|both the fuji and leader have reviews. read them and then make your decision.|| |