Bike $2000 or under



bennygla

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Hi there guys,
Looking into a comfort bike, looking for the best value/most bike for the money. Want a bike that has an endurance or comfort geometry. Looking at a SAVA HERD T800 and Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bike.
. Any other suggestions?
 

Noueezer

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The quality of the Schwinn Sporterra bike was actually better than I thought. I wasn't expecting much from a "Schwinn" bike to be honest, but I was surprised when I unboxed this bike of how well it was build. It's really a great value, considering the price and the features. Oh, and I've gotten several compliments on its looks. Would recommend.
 

cyclintom

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Hi there guys,
Looking into a comfort bike, looking for the best value/most bike for the money. Want a bike that has an endurance or comfort geometry. Looking at a SAVA HERD T800 and Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bike.
. Any other suggestions?
That is quite a stretch in price range. I would suggest that you look over Craig's list for a bike. It is pretty surprising that people will buy a new bike, take it out on the road, hit a rock and fall over and never ride again and you can get an essentially new bike for next to nothing.
 

Mr. Beanz

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I say buy new and spend as much as possible, at least $1000 for a better quality bike. 400 will get you a bike to ride but if you actually RIDE it, you're going to wear out the low end hubs and components. Then you'll end up wasting money replacing the cheap stuff.
And buy new but make sure you get a lifetime warranty and free tune up service for the first few months or year.
If you buy used, you're stuck with what you get and I know not all sellers are honest. I've had friends get jacked by people who claimed to be selling good bikes.
 

cyclintom

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I say buy new and spend as much as possible, at least $1000 for a better quality bike. 400 will get you a bike to ride but if you actually RIDE it, you're going to wear out the low end hubs and components. Then you'll end up wasting money replacing the cheap stuff.
And buy new but make sure you get a lifetime warranty and free tune up service for the first few months or year.
If you buy used, you're stuck with what you get and I know not all sellers are honest. I've had friends get jacked by people who claimed to be selling good bikes.
You and I usually agree on most things but I sure as hell don't know how you can get a "lifetime warranty" on a thousand dollar bike which is nowhere near the high end of the scale anymore.
 

Mr. Beanz

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You and I usually agree on most things but I sure as hell don't know how you can get a "lifetime warranty" on a thousand dollar bike which is nowhere near the high end of the scale anymore.
The topic says under 2 grand. Hybrid is mentioned by the op.

Look again, few hybrids under 2k from Specialized with the global frame and fork lifetime warranty.

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cyclintom

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Well, you have my permission to believe that any manufacturer would stand behind its warranty for more than 3 years but you'll never convince me. Offering a warranty like that has certain legal implications that I don't believe those companies are willing to assume. I believe that what you're looking at is a company that knows that the average person either stops riding fairly quickly or upgrades and sells the old bike thus voiding the warranty.
 

Mr. Beanz

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Well, you have my permission to believe that any manufacturer would stand behind its warranty for more than 3 years but you'll never convince me. Offering a warranty like that has certain legal implications that I don't believe those companies are willing to assume. I believe that what you're looking at is a company that knows that the average person either stops riding fairly quickly or upgrades and sells the old bike thus voiding the warranty.
Well, I'm living proof and that is why I would only ever buy under these conditions.
I bought a Lemond Tourmalet broke after 3 years. Then replaced with an upgraded model Chamery at no charge. 3 years after that another 13000 miles, it broke then Trek upgraded to a full carbon Madone at no charge. I have 20,000 on that now no problems.
I started out with a 1k bike then to a 2k, then a 2.5 k bike all under ORIGINAL OWNER LIFETIME WARRANTY.
I am a believer.