Got Nakamura now Tempted towards Giant

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by rvijay07, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. rvijay07

    rvijay07 New Member

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    I got a Nakamura road bike for 400 bucks but now am feeling tempted towards a Giant Touring bike OCR 3 that is twice as expensive.

    Help me get a clear picture on this. Which is better ? I have not ridden a bike for 12 years and just rencetly got back in again. Before just used cheap store bikes. Presently, having issues with frequent punctures with my road bike (see separate thread on this here.) Never bought bikes this expensive before. Hence, feel unclear/uncertain. I have never toured before, don't think will tour for longer than 2 or 3 days. However, if there is an emergency and one needs to exit etc., or if gas gets really expensive then the touring bike would be an excellent investment.

    Comments/advice welcome.

    Thanks.

    Vijay
     
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    rvijay07 New Member

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    Since there have been no responses, let me rephrase my above question:
    Which is better ? A road bike($400) or a touring road bike($800) ? I will not tour for more than 2 or 3 days, however, might make long trips if there is a big emergency.

    Please advice.

    Vijay
     
  3. Acesone

    Acesone New Member

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    Does either bike fit properly? The best fitting one is the best bike.

    What materials are they made from? A steel bike is probably more comfortable. What is the size, frame geometry, wheel type? etc..etc

    There are so many trade offs to get "the best" bike.

    Usually it comes down to the one that fits. If you only spent $400 how good could it be?

    If the proper sized bike is bigger than 56cm get any touring bike you want, steel framed.

    If your smaller make sure it has a 73° to 74° seat tube, nothing more!

    good luck
     
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    rvijay07 New Member

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    Thanks, I was told to avoid steel frames as they are ehavy and go for Aluminium.

    Vijay
     
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