marin mill valley vs another bike

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  1. widgetr

    widgetr New Member

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    I want to buy a road bike but it needs to have flatbars and I would like the most gears on it...........i am looking at the marin mill valley the price is around 1100.. and is light weight....what do you think out there...thanks janis
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    Looks like a nice bike. I also like the specs of the Marin "Lucas Valley" which is a slight downgrade in components for $400 less. Though they are listed as flat bar road bikes, both are geared a bit lower than a true road bike, have larger tires, and have tube angles more like a mountain/hybrid bike. Just something to consider.

    If you don't mind me asking, why do you need a flat bar? A drop bar provides so many more hand positions.
     
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    widgetr New Member

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    I have neck issues and carpel tunnel in my hands and the flatbar help...Is there a bike out there that you could recommend? thanks janis
     
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    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Mill Valley, Lucas Valley... do they do a Corte Madera model too?

    They should do a tandem called 'Happy Valley' as a his and hers model. :p
     
  5. widgetr

    widgetr New Member

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    you can go on Marin bikes and see
     
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    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    Because of your physical limitations, I don't have any blind recommendations to give you via the internet. I just suggest describing your issues to your local bike shop and riding several different styles of bikes.
     
  7. sweetsly

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    Thanks for the info now i know i want the street not the road ;)
     
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