Learsport Given Cred

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by SteveDel, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. SteveDel

    SteveDel New Member

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    Just a quick note to point out that Dean Woods Direct is now offering Learsport from his on-line site.

    Confirms the thread on this forum of about 6 months ago where the Brand was questioned as to quality and finish due to the lower than expected price for a bike with comparable levels of equipment.

    The fact that Dean Woods is now giving the brand some street cred makes me feel good as I recently purchased the TR3270D XTR after spending some time doing comparisons of my own, when upgrading my daily commuter.

    http://www.learsport.com/tr3270dxtr.htm

    The bike, the quality, the finish, the ride are all high quality, and the price was a killer, (one day only special of $1799). Fell over it when I visited the outlet in Lidcombe - Sydney to pick up a Ladies 770 Cruiser for my wife.

    Have personalised the bike to a degree for commuting, (4" Kalloy stem extension and Riser Bars and suspension post. Also replaced the Wormdrives with Specialised Flak Jackets Road Tyres). - "it's like driving a Porsche as a daily driver because I can!"

    Top end quality equipment levels on a good frame, the bike is still a good buy at $2199 from Dean's site, and he delivers for free! (and I don't even work for DWD! just had great service from them in the past).

    For what it's worth! Nothing like standing a bike on it's front wheel with finger tip braking in peak hour! Concentrate! concentrate! concentrate!

    SteveDel
    "I ride to work, and work to ride."
     
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  2. eddiec

    eddiec New Member

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    One very decadent commuter!! I have shared your intrigue as to how good their bikes are, so will be interested to hear long-term reports...

    Minor beef: Why do they call a bike 'XTR' when the only XTR is in fact the rear derailleur and everything else is either XT or Deore... A bit rich, but understandable marketing tactics i suppose. Still, if it rides nice, who cares what it's called!
     
  3. SteveDel

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    My point also. The Guys at Wooly's Wheels (where I get most of my running spares from) had a good look at the machine and were impressed at the level of the equipment and the finish. They couldn't believe the price and generally made me feel proud of myself.

    Had it for three weeks now, so the thirty day money back is getting closer, but other than a tweak here and there as is common, ie, fine adjustment on the smooth as silk gears, everything is hunky dory!.

    Any problems I will post.

    SteveDel
    "I ride to work and work to ride"
     
  4. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    SteveDel wrote:
    >
    > eddiec wrote:
    > > One very decadent commuter!! I have shared your
    > > intrigue as to how good their bikes are, so will be
    > > interested to hear long-term reports... Minor beef:
    > > Why do they call a bike 'XTR' when the only XTR is in
    > > fact the rear derailleur and everything else is either
    > > XT or Deore... A bit rich, but understandable
    > > marketing tactics i suppose. Still, if it rides nice,
    > > who cares what it's called!
    >
    > My point also. The Guys at Wooly's Wheels (where I get
    > most of my running spares from) had a good look at the
    > machine and were impressed at the level of the equipment
    > and the finish. They couldn't believe the price and
    > generally made me feel proud of myself.
    >
    > Had it for three weeks now, so the thirty day money back
    > is getting closer, but other than a tweak here and there
    > as is common, ie, fine adjustment on the smooth as silk
    > gears, everything is hunky dory!.
    >
    > Any problems I will post.
    >
    > SteveDel "I ride to work and work to ride"
    >
    > --
    I've had my learsport 8000 (the roadie with 105 components,
    carbon forks etc) for about a month now, I think, and I love
    it. It was intended as my trashy training commuting bike,
    one step down from my racing bike, for wet weather etc and
    any time I was more likely to crash so my racing bike would
    be good for my next race. But I really like it and it's not
    nearly as ugly as I thought it would be.
    --

    T
     
  5. hippy

    hippy New Member

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    "SteveDel" wrote
    > Just a quick note to point out that Dean Woods Direct is
    >now offering Learsport from his on-line site.
    >
    > Confirms the thread on this forum of about 6 months ago >where the Brand was questioned as to quality and finish
    >due to the lower than expected price for a bike with
    >comparable levels of equipment.
    >
    > The fact that Dean Woods is now giving the brand some
    >street cred makes me feel good as I recently purchased the >TR3270D XTR after spending some time doing comparisons
    >of my own, when upgrading my daily commuter.

    Okay, their road bikes might be fine.. but..

    <begin rant>

    The DH24SV model is noted as "A serious free-ride bike
    for a fraction of the usual cost.".

    They got the fraction of the usual cost bit right, given that the
    whole bike costs less than a lot of freeride forks, but "a serious
    free-ride bike" with 35mm rear travel?!?!?!

    WTF are they playing at? That's false advertising and possibly dangerous to the poor grommet about to fly down a mountain
    on one.

    101mm on the frontend is what many people run on their XC bikes!! 2.1" tyres for DH? I don't think so.

    <end rant>

    hippy
     
  6. aeek

    aeek New Member

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    still better than the "full suspension" jobs with the discrete DO NOT USE stickers.
     
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