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First roadbike purchase - Advice needed.....(4 posts)

First roadbike purchase - Advice needed.....006_007
Nov 24, 2003 9:41 PM
OK, I have finally narrowed it down to 2 possibilities for my first roadbike purchase.

My LBS is trying very hard to get rid of their 2003 stuff, and in particular there are a pair of Oryx road bikes that are just my size (and price range)

1. 2003 Oryx 2200 - Full 105, carbon fork, aluminum frame, Alex a class 300 wheels/hubs, asking $1500 CDN

2. 2003 Oryx 2300 - Full Ultegra, carbon fork, aluminum fram with carbon seatstays, Mavic caosmin elite wheels/hubs, asking $1800 CDN

Both fit me the same, The 2200 looks more stealth with the black paint and black 105, but the appeal of ultegra for $300 more is really working for me. Any opinions on which I should go with? are the carbon seatstays worth considering as an upgrade in the $300 difference? what about the wheelsets?

Thanks

TJ
re: First roadbike purchase - Advice needed.....BowWow
Nov 24, 2003 9:51 PM
Offer $1500 for the 2300, and work it out with the dealer - you may get a better deal! The Ultegra and the wheelset are worth the extra bux, but ya gotta go with how it makes you feel. I think you'll be happier with the carbon seatstays, better wheelset, and Ultegra. Post some pix!
yes it's worth itcyclopathic
Nov 25, 2003 11:10 AM
mind CF seatstays, diff in wheels and Ultegra alone worth extra
Get the 2300 w/ UltegraThe The
Nov 25, 2003 12:06 PM
I have yet to see an LBS sell an ultegra equipped bike for under $2000 CDN in my area, especially such a recent model. Oryx has a good reputation, so if you like the bike, buy it.

If I came across such a deal in my bike shopping, I'd snatch it up ASAP.