'Flat bar' buying advice sought please .

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by martyc, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. martyc

    martyc New Member

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    Hi there. I've been looking , for what seems an eternity, at Flat Bar bikes in my price range (between $1300-$1700)

    Finally narrowed it down to four: Giant CRX1 / Felt SR71 / Norco FBR-1 and finally Bianchi Camaleonte.

    All these bikes represent good value for money, however the Norco is last year's model (reduced from $2300 to $1700).

    I'm commuting approx 40km per day, mostley on road but bike tracks too and I'm average build , height etc,.

    I'm leaning toward the Bianchi and the Norco, purely because they're slightly different. The Giant seems to be the 'Toyota Camry' of the bunch, which I know is a good thing....but try as I might, I just can't seem to get excited about it.

    Missed out on buying a new ('05 model) Bianchi for $999 by ONE day !!!:mad:

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Bianchi Camaleonette, when I looked at those, they were 8 speed ladies bikes. :eek:

    I agree on the Giant comments, FB bikes for the masses, Avanti too.

    Felt, Orbea, all quality value bikes. :)
     
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