On 2007-01-11 13:00, Euro wrote:
You're looking at pretty expensive bikes for your first bike that you will be using as a commuter.
I used to do alot of mountain biking, was even on a team, so it's not per say my first bike, it's just my first bike in a few years, i also suspect that i'm going to be riding it at least 20 miles a day, so i want something that will put up with my abusive tendancies. potholes curbs, and i want to be able to do some trail riding as well, i don't think i'm up for the technical down hill that i used to do, but if the path less taken is there, i want to be able to take it. i just visited a local shop and was impressed with the cannondale, but was also shown a similar gary fisher "29er" i believe it was the x caliber model, similarly priced as well, the sales person suggested that i could put slicks on that and it would quicken up a little bit.
although i generally agree with you about the china thing, i don't think we've seen anything yet,
when refering to (touch the ground) i guess when i got on the road bike (messenger kids) i felt very unstable at low speed, i also felt like someone was doing something naughty to me. and i didn't like it, to stop meant hopefully narrowly missing my nuts on the top bar. i guess this bike was more that a little too big for me because i certainly couldn't get a foot on the ground while sitting on the seat..i just don't want stoping and going to be a pain in the ass, i'm also going to be in some nasty traffic, so i want to be comfortable on it. and stylistically i'm hoping it matches speedy of course. i dont' want to "worry" about it,, i want to "abuse" it, i want strenghth.
but i dont' want to work to much harder on the street than i have to, and i'ld like it to ride quickly.
[ This message was edited by: jrussell6 on 2007-01-11 14:30 ]