buying new bike to commute

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by mmchambe, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. mmchambe

    mmchambe New Member

    Jun 24, 2003
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    I'm selling the car and buying a bike.

    A couple of choices are in my head. I go to college, so I have talked with a lot of cycle shops and I have decided to go with 26" rims, that I'm going to put narrow tires on to make it faster. I have narrowed that down to 2 choices:

    1) Raleigh sc40
    2) Giant Sedona

    I could spec each up more or get the higher version of each, but I don't want to spend too much on my first bike for commuting, but at the same time, I'm going to put all kinds of wear and tear on it, so I want something that I won't have to replace next year.

    Just a note, the Raleigh comes with free: helmet (Bel), Ulock, water bottle, pump, and patch kit.

    Is it worth getting the Raleigh for the obvious savings?

    Confused in NC