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Old 01-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #26
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Just came from Caps because thats really the only bike place in richmond.

Nice guys there....asked for a brochure for some of their bikes, and instead ended up with these huge Trek catalogs
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:50 AM   #27
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Checked out the Bike Doctor today in Burnaby for their sale.

They have good sales on touring and mountain bikes, however, they do not carry and road bike there.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:11 AM   #28
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Hey botray, it's phreshnphunky from CV.

just so you know

anyways. The best way to know if you'll fit a bike is to get one sized.

it's tough when you are looking to spend a fair bit of money for a 2 wheeled machine that YOU have to power. Since the price of a decent road bike is the cost of a cheap dirt bike.

however, if you are on a budget, focus on the frame as that is the key to your comfort.

The components on the bike can be replaced, but the frame is the key for comfort and rideability.


Go to the library and find some bike books there. They will tell you how to measure up in regards to finding the right sizing.

don't go for a bike that is TOO much, but then again, your first bike WON'T be your last.

I'm already searching for my 4th bike in the last 5 years. I keep flipping them when the season's over....silly i know, but i have a lot of hobbies and i like to keep up with them.

An all aluminum frame is good, because it transfers a lot of power to the ground, however, they are fragile when it comes to HEAVY impact. If you want good sprinting ability and quick power transfer you can't go wrong.

If you want good shock absorbtion and comfort you can't go wrong with a lugged Chromoly frame either. They weigh a bit more, but they are classic for styling and riding.

Carbon, or composite frames are great, because they have the stiffness of al frames and the shock absorbtion of chromo frames.

if you plan on getting a bike for all occasions, then get what you can afford and prepare to spend a fair bit on accessories [clothing, bottles cages, a good pump, shoes, tires etc] because that will help you in the long run.

i love riding, and i plan on getting a bike SOON to take advantage of this mild weather.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #29
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Ahhhh....PnP....reliable source of any means of transportations from skateboards to cars :P

Good to hear from ya...thx buddy!
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #30
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Norco is a very decent brand. It maybe a little pricey but definitely worth it !
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #31
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I'm a road bike person and I find most of the bikes to the normal user are the same. MEC has recently released their own line of bikes so you may want to check that out as they claim their bikes come out of the same factories as major manufacturers.

We have a bunch of local companies here that make bikes but most get their frames from China - Kona, Norco, Giant etc.

I ride a rocky mountain but I'll be putting the bike up for sale soon so if you're a 53cm frame, it may fit you.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:39 AM   #32
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Update:

So I purchased a bike today and I must say, road biking is AWESOME!

I got a Giant TCR-1 w/ full Shimano Ultegra SL group w/ bits of Dura-Ace in there for bling.
Can't wait to ride some more and get familure with the gearing and more comfortable on the road.

Anyone reccomend and road bike forums or sites to read up on?
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:00 AM   #33
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pinkbike.com was always a great place in the mountainbike world. I'm sure there is some roadbike stuff aswell.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:08 PM   #34
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For bikes, I strongly reccomend Mighty Riders (Broadway/Ontario or Burrad and 4th), these guys spend a lot of time on the fit of the bike, and ensures that every bike they sell is fitting properly, not in just the frame, but crank length, stem length/angle, bar length etc. They take so much pride in their fitting that they require you to book an appointment for a fit session. They can't always take walk ins. The best bike is one that is fitted for you, give these guys a try.

Ask for Ed, tell him Barry sent you, see if they'll give u a discount or smth.

Just a heads up: Ed has a "interesting" personality, but super nice guy once u get to know him.
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For bikes, I strongly reccomend Mighty Riders (Broadway/Ontario or Burrad and 4th), these guys spend a lot of time on the fit of the bike, and ensures that every bike they sell is fitting properly, not in just the frame, but crank length, stem length/angle, bar length etc. They take so much pride in their fitting that they require you to book an appointment for a fit session. They can't always take walk ins. The best bike is one that is fitted for you, give these guys a try.

Ask for Ed, tell him Barry sent you, see if they'll give u a discount or smth.

Just a heads up: Ed has a "interesting" personality, but super nice guy once u get to know him.
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i went there a couple of weeks ago browsing....and for all the stores that i was going around, that seemed to be the more convincing store of the bunch.
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hey
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Can anyone offer some advice on purchasing clipless pedals and a pair of shoes?

Which model is the best bang for the buck?
I have wide feet if that makes a difference....
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