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Nice Start to Road Biking
on May 11, 2007
I purchased this bike a few weeks ago and there was no information available other than the same recycled product description on 50 different sites. So I figured it was important to add my 2 cents for potential buyers. I don't know what a $1,000+ ride feels like but for $300 I have gotten the road biking experience that I was hoping for.
The bike is visually stunning. It is lightweight (comparatively speaking). It glides through the gears with relative ease and handles high torque sprints with with some integrity. Some assembly is required but very basic. Although, riders with less experience may want to take it to the local bike shop to fine tune brakes , gears, etc. My jury is still out on the tires especially in when leaning into a turn. At 6'2" I am comfortable on the Large version but probably wouldn't be if I were much taller. This was a major concern for me because of the ambiguity of "Medium" and "Large" listed. My estimation using other sources is: Medium - 5'5"-5'10"/30-32" inseam and Large - 5'10"-6'3"/32-34" inseam.
All considered, I'm happy with this purchase. Maybe someday I'll graduate to that $1,000+ ride but this'll do for now.