Any opinions on rei's co-op cycles



Rene Carrasquillo

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Looking into buying an urban commuter with plans on taking it on some mixed trails. Don't want to pay too much for a second bike. Love the trek crossrip 3 but the price of the co-op is more than twice as cheaper. Test rode it and really liked it but I have reservations about buying something I don't know ow too much about. Anyone have any input?
 

Froze

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They're obviously a new brand that REI created, but this line of bikes is just a decal company like the Novara line was to REI, meaning that the bikes are made generically then someone slaps on a decal, a lot of companies due this stuff these days. There is a review I found o them, you can read it here: https://gearjunkie.com/rei-co-op-cycles-ard-test-review Keep in mind, that not all generics are necessarily bad, but most are not up to the standards of non decal bikes.
 
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Rene Carrasquillo

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They're obviously a new brand that REI created, but this line of bikes is just a decal company like the Novara line was to REI, meaning that the bikes are made generically then someone slaps on a decal, a lot of companies due this stuff these days. There is a review I found o them, you can read it here: https://gearjunkie.com/rei-co-op-cycles-ard-test-review Keep in mind, that not all generics are necessarily bad, but most are not up to the standards of non decal bikes.
Thanks, this is good stuff!
 

Froze

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Thanks, this is good stuff!

there were some great decal bikes in the 70's and 80's called Nishiki and Centurion, but there were a lot of crappy ones. Schwinn use to make great bikes back in the day, today they are nothing but a decal company and are now more or less crappy bikes. Cannondale is now a decal bike, but so far they haven't gone down the road to **** but it is possible that they will since that is Dorel's m/o as that is what they have done to Schwinn and Mongoose.