Marin Mill Valley, Sirrus Comp, Advanti Blade, MeridaT4/5



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alheng

Guest
I am looking for a flat bar road bike and have narrowed it down
to this lot.

Do any of you have one?

Do you like it?

What would you suggest?



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flyingdutch

Guest
"I am heavy, 85 kg"

Who you callin' heavy??? Im only a couple under you!

Havent gone thru the specs on em all. You may find they are all fairly
similar but with a few tweaks in wheels, RearDerailleur (cos that's wot
everyone notices. be sure to compare to rest of bike's bits), BB (cos
you cant see it).

Where are you?



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hippy

Guest
>Originally posted by alheng I am heavy, 85 kg.

Hi, I am heavier, 100kg ;-)

>I don't cover much distance, maybe 10 - 15 km every other day. Been
>riding MTB with slicks for the last 10 years, but would like >to start
>doubling my distances.


Why can't you continue to ride your MTB over those distances? Is it
uncomfortable? Have you tried it yet?

I was riding my mtb up to about 80k's. The only reason I didn't do
longer rides was due to the fact I used to ride in boxer shorts and
pants - mucho chaffo!! :)

Unless it doesn't fit you comfortably, the MTB should be fine for those
distances. Of course, don't let me stop you buying a new bike.. new
bikes rule!! :D

hippy



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alheng

Guest
hippy wrote:
> >Originally posted by alheng I am heavy, 85 kg.

> Hi, I am heavier, 100kg ;-)
> >I don't cover much distance, maybe 10 - 15 km every other day. Been
> >riding MTB with slicks for the last 10 years, but would like >to start
> >doubling my distances.

> Why can't you continue to ride your MTB over those distances? Is it
> uncomfortable? Have you tried it yet?
> I was riding my mtb up to about 80k's. The only reason I didn't do
> longer rides was due to the fact I used to ride in boxer shorts and
> pants - mucho chaffo!! :)
> Unless it doesn't fit you comfortably, the MTB should be fine for those
> distances. Of course, don't let me stop you buying a new bike.. new
> bikes rule!! :D
> hippy





Actually you are right about my old bike being good enough, but my wife
has agreed to do a little riding with me, so we need a second bike and
this was an opportunity to upgrade.

Flying Dutch I am in Singapore now, but will be relocating to Perth in a
couple of weeks time.



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wassupdawg

Guest
alheng wrote:
> Actually you are right about my old bike being good enough, but my wife
> has agreed to do a little riding with me, so we need a second bike and
> this was an opportunity to upgrade.
> Flying Dutch I am in Singapore now, but will be relocating to Perth in a
> couple of weeks time.




You might want to seriously consider buying over there as prices can be
much better over there, from what friends tell me (cuzz is awaiting a
new trek from Singapore at the mo).

do some comparison shopping online between here/there. If you do buy
over there, hang onto the box from the shop but make sure the bike looks
used (maybe put a manky drink bottle in holder and a sticker or two)
otherwise they might try hitting you with import duties when you get
here. If you explain youre moving you will be fine! Personally Id go the
Perigree, but Im a sucker for good looks;)



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alheng

Guest
wassupdawg wrote:
> You might want to seriously consider buying over there as prices can be
> much better over there, from what friends tell me (cuzz is awaiting a
> new trek from Singapore at the mo).
> do some comparison shopping online between here/there. If you do buy
> over there, hang onto the box from the shop but make sure the bike looks
> used (maybe put a manky drink bottle in holder and a sticker or two)
> otherwise they might try hitting you with import duties when you get
> here. If you explain youre moving you will be fine! Personally Id go the
> Perigree, but Im a sucker for good looks;)




Only problem is that I have little choice here for a flat bar bike.

Available here are the Trek 1000 -1500 Marin Mill Valley Giant Perigree

I like the Mill Valley, but can't find any info about it on the net
other then the manufacturer's specs.

Also one report of the 03 Marin Highway One whose frame I think has
become the 04 Mill Valley and the there seems to be a problen with the
carbon fork causing brake chatter and squeeling after 9 months of very
hard riding.

The Trek 1500 with a flat bar would be nice, but it is very expensive.

Havent seen the Perigree yet. I will buy here and bring it along with me
when I move.



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