Would love some advice on which of these three bikes I should buy. I intend to ride daily, 10-25min rides, sometimes fairly hill roads. I'll sometimes cycle on pavements, but not dirt tracks. I'm…Continue
"Yes, this is the fine line. I'd decided on a bike at a store, found it online from Melbourne 30% cheaper (inc. free shipping) but liked the service so much I was willing to pay a bit more to get it from the place that had recommended it.…"
You just have to work out what what your definition of the value of the "few extra" dollars between:
"milk the cash cow" bad service , just bad service, absolutely zero service, good / great (human)…"
"I have previously looked at buying a bike from Clarence St, and they were very firm on not haggling, which surprised me a bit. They told me that if I wanted to pay less I should buy a cheaper bike.
That said, a couple of weeks ago we were in looking…"
"As an aside, I find the prospect of buying a bike daunting. There seem to be way to many variables. Is it a rule of thumb that the more you pay, the lighter the bike and the smoother the gears? Also, when is it better to replace a clapped out drive…"
"When haggling for price and fit see if you can get them to swap out your saddle for a women's specific one that fits you. Many women's saddles are big and fat and really uncomfortable. A good bike store will be bale to set you up on a…"
"As John says, make sure they fit the bike for you, make sure the store will allow you to test ride what you intend to buy (or a similar one) before you part with any cash. Most places should be okay with that. I haven’t heard of any…"
"I'll defer to the others on the bike choice.
Also, where's cheapest for buying extras: helmet, lock, lights, mudguards, rack, basket?
- but generally accessories are marked up (margin recovery) incredibly in Australia retail…"
"Thanks so much! And if the Fuji 2.0 isn't available at that sale price? (It's not for sure that there'll be a sale bike in my size.) Which of the other three would be best?
Thanks so much for the advice, it's really…"
"Of the four bikes you have mentioned the Fuji Absolute 2.0 is the lightest at 10.71kg and also has the better groupset (Tiagra) and other components such as a carbon fork. It is the dearest but the specifications are better than the other bikes…"
Would love some advice on which of these three bikes I should buy. I intend to ride daily, 10-25min rides, sometimes fairly hill roads. I'll sometimes cycle on pavements, but not dirt tracks. I'm keen on comfort and being able to get up hills easily. I will sometimes carry it up and down station stairs so weight is a bit of a factor.Would appreciate any help/ advice/ offers to sell your awesome bike!Specialized vita for $599 from Velofix: …See More