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Which bike to get?

Postby Beall » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:29 pm

Hi, first time poster here.

The first bike I got was 10 years ago and it was a cheap bike. I have reading on websites and visiting a couple of bikes stores and test-ride a few bikes. I mostly ride around suburban area and abit offroad as well.

I am tossing between these models here, and can't decide which is better than others in frames wise and components. Of course the higher prices have better components, but are they worth it?

Also, I test-ride the bikes with Hydraulic brakes and they are fantastic.

Norco Pushpilot - $599
http://www.norco.com/2007bikes/Mountain ... =1&deets=1

Azzurri Tremor $619
http://www.deanwoods.com.au/store/prod2055.htm

Giant Yukon - $795.00
http://www.flemingtoncycles.com.au/cata ... roduct1120

Avanti Ridge Rider 2007 - $849.95
http://www.riders.com.au/product_info.p ... 9f3114c2c3

Norco Storm - $999
http://www.norco.com/2007bikes/Mountain ... =1&deets=1
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by BNA » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:30 am

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Postby tinstaafl » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:30 am

There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.
You get what you pay for and the more expensive components are almost certainly slightly better quality than the cheaper versions.
Your question is hard to answer but I will give my small attempt.
I reckon that you should go for a MTB.
I ride a MTB and I can ride anywhere that a road bike can go but I can go where road bikes would be scrap metal.
I pay the price by working a little harder to ride long distances on the road but this is a very small price because wind resistance is the most significant factor once you go past 20 kph.
Buy an MTB and pump the tyres up hard for the road and let them down a little for the bush.
Make sure that you buy a frame that is big enough for you.
You'll have a blast.

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Postby Beall » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:33 pm

Thanks Rob

I end up getting the Avanti Ridge Rider. got almost $100 of that price. :)
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Postby Bnej » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:42 pm

Probably a good buy, Avanti is a good brand, you get some nice hydraulic discs and Shimano Deore bits, probably a very good hardtail for the price.
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