I hope I'm not beating a dead horse with this. I currently have an old Giant OCR-2 (Shimano Tiagra) road bike and I plan to upgrade in June. Up until last week, I had narrowed down my search to the following bikes, pending test rides for the final decision: BMC Road Racer SL01-Ultegra, Scott CR1 Pro-Ultegra, or the Cannondale CAAD10-1 Dura Ace. Last week, I saw an article in a bike magazine about the Fezzari Fore CR3 -Dura Ace/Ultegra. The article gave the bike excellent reviews and other websites also gave the bike and the customer service excellent reviews. The description and price of the bike make it a very good value and buy. I'm extremely interested in the Fezzari but it's sold only through their one bike shop in Utah and internet sales. I'm a newbie but all the LBS says you should test ride a bike before you buy it. The Fezzari has a 30-day guarantee on customer satisfaction or the customer can return it. I need some input/guidance! Thanks in advance for your help.
Need help with selecting a bike from a LBS or an internet company
Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:46 PM
If your confident you know what you need and you also don't require the service of your LBS, then you should price shop and buy the cheapest. Consumers do this with everything else, bikes are no different. On the flip side, if your understanding of your requirements is poor, then paying a little more at a bike shop will be a good investment.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:06 AM
..............................-David St. Hubbins
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