marin mill valley vs another bike



widgetr

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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
 

Scotty_Dog

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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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Scotty_Dog said:
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.
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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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
 

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swampy1970 said:
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

you can go on Marin bikes and see
 

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widgetr said:
Is there a bike out there that you could recommend? thanks janis

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.
 

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