Re: 2002 Bianchi Brava or 2005 Haro Veloz VTR
Originally Posted by Carrie Marchak
thanks - Can you also, if you have time, look at Bikesdirect.com? I've ridden the Specialized Dolce & the Bianchi Eros Donna and loved the fit of both. I rode that Veloz again - and the top far felt too long.
How about the Mercier Aquila Euro & Elle and the Motobecane gigi.
My best suggestion is to go with which one feels better. I really don't know too much about Specialized bikes. Bianchi, can make some very good bikes and they have a line of cheapies. As a company, they've been around for over a hundred years or so. Their frames are not all made in Italy..... made in Taiwan and Japan, I believe. For an average ride around bike, I guess they're both okay. Same goes for Mercier and Motobecane.... Motobecane and Mercier both European bike manufacturers at one time, sold their names to the Asians.
Bottom line, I would still try the Veloz out, although I think it may be a bit large for you. Try a smaller frame and perhaps try adjusting the seat...