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RFD Cycling Thread [OFFICIAL]

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neonic wrote:
Feb 13th, 2017 12:46 pm
hey, I was searching for some road bikes, and found this one with 105 kit:

https://www.brownssports.com/index.php? ... er=product

haven't heard much of this brand, what would you say? Can I find something else with 105 sub 1K?
I haven't heard of this brand before, but it will be difficult to find any bike with 105 parts for $1k retail. The spec is definitely good value, and aluminium frames are common enough that frame quality shouldn't be a huge issue. Browns is also a good bike shop.

The Toronto Bike Show is coming up, and will have some more deals on complete bikes: https://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/spri ... event.html
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Dont know too much about the Miele brand. I think its pretty much a over seas produced generic frame that Miele just puts its name on. At some point historically Miele used to design and build their own bikes but I suspect Miele doesnt actually design bikes anymore, its just a license to use the name. Kind of like Toshiba TVs. But I could be way off on this so if someone knows otherwise they can correct this. That being said, its probably a decent bike for the price. Its got a carbon fork, mixed 105 groupset, and I like that it has internal cable routing which makes keeping it clean easier. These features i think elevates it over an entry level road bike. That said, if you do get more into the sport, I think enthusiasts would probably want something a bit better which would be closer to the 1500 price point.
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neonic wrote:
Feb 13th, 2017 12:46 pm
hey, I was searching for some road bikes, and found this one with 105 kit:

https://www.brownssports.com/index.php? ... er=product

haven't heard much of this brand, what would you say? Can I find something else with 105 sub 1K?
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wushudrew wrote:
Feb 13th, 2017 9:24 pm
I haven't heard of this brand before, but it will be difficult to find any bike with 105 parts for $1k retail. The spec is definitely good value, and aluminium frames are common enough that frame quality shouldn't be a huge issue. Browns is also a good bike shop.

The Toronto Bike Show is coming up, and will have some more deals on complete bikes: https://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/spri ... event.html
It seems it's a Canadian brand, and they used to make frames here in Canada (I think the factory was/is in Mississauga); but now they design and assemble them in here ( but frame is made overseas). I just saw it around in kijiji and decided to dig a bit.

Yeah, I might wait a bit before buying anything, and will pop by the bike show;


TomKat2 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2017 9:33 pm
Dont know too much about the Miele brand. I think its pretty much a over seas produced generic frame that Miele just puts its name on. At some point historically Miele used to design and build their own bikes but I suspect Miele doesnt actually design bikes anymore, its just a license to use the name. Kind of like Toshiba TVs. But I could be way off on this so if someone knows otherwise they can correct this. That being said, its probably a decent bike for the price. Its got a carbon fork, mixed 105 groupset, and I like that it has internal cable routing which makes keeping it clean easier. These features i think elevates it over an entry level road bike. That said, if you do get more into the sport, I think enthusiasts would probably want something a bit better which would be closer to the 1500 price point.
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Yeah that was my original guess, I did some checking before, but being a Canadian brand and it seems they pretty much target Canadian markets, it was a bit hard to find reviews or comments on it...

They have a model with Carbon fibre frame for 1.4ish K (same group set I think), but I was even thinking in downgrade rather than upgrade for now - there is a version with Sora group for 699 and with Claris for 585 on Brown. I think that RR with mixed 105 and FSA parts seems decent spot tho.
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Looking to purchase a mountain bike for local trail use.

- Budget sub $700 mark.
- local trails GTA
- Disc brakes must
- 26" wheels
- medium frame
- Used or brand new

Input is appreciated, Requirements can be modified by need.
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Trail friendly and disc brakes for under $700? Probably best to look at used. You won't get much for $700 new if you legit want to take it into trails.
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I always look for "last years" models. Got a Cannondale Trail 6 that MSRP for $800 or so and go it for $499 I think..couple years ago. There's usually some left overs from the year before, entry level but good brands.

Try Gears (many locations - I went to Mississauga), Neworld cycle (Burlinton), Bicycle works (Waterdown). Just call the different shops and ask if they have older stock. They're usually close to half the MSRP a year old, unused.

I think the hardest to find will be 26" wheels, seems like most are 27.5 now. Although I had a quick search and found this, fits your requirements perfect (before tax)
http://www.neworldcycle.com/product/trail-5-26er/

Also here's the deals at Bicycle Works Couple KONA bikes that might work
https://www.bicycleworks.ca/bikes-promo ... les-demos/

Also, for used bikes check out pinkbike.com forums there is a used/for sale section
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dan4663 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2017 10:31 am
Looking to purchase a mountain bike for local trail use.

- Budget sub $700 mark.
- local trails GTA
- Disc brakes must
- 26" wheels
- medium frame
- Used or brand new

Input is appreciated, Requirements can be modified by need.
Don't forget to consider how heavy the bike should be. Flat trails, then cheaper steel frame works. Hilly riding then you might need the mid-priced aluminum frame. Unfortunately, bike specs as found on eBay or Amazon often don't give the weight.
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Nibbler2012 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2017 4:20 pm
I always look for "last years" models. Got a Cannondale Trail 6 that MSRP for $800 or so and go it for $499 I think..couple years ago. There's usually some left overs from the year before, entry level but good brands.

Try Gears (many locations - I went to Mississauga), Neworld cycle (Burlinton), Bicycle works (Waterdown). Just call the different shops and ask if they have older stock. They're usually close to half the MSRP a year old, unused.

I think the hardest to find will be 26" wheels, seems like most are 27.5 now. Although I had a quick search and found this, fits your requirements perfect (before tax)
http://www.neworldcycle.com/product/trail-5-26er/

Also here's the deals at Bicycle Works Couple KONA bikes that might work
https://www.bicycleworks.ca/bikes-promo ... les-demos/

Also, for used bikes check out pinkbike.com forums there is a used/for sale section
Thanks for the input, that nudges me in the right direction. I will definitely look into these.
I am trying to avoid kijiji as I don't know much about the components etc. Seeing as this will be a long
term buy, I reckon I might as well buy brand new.

Good info so far. Thanks.
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dan4663 wrote:
Feb 21st, 2017 10:11 am
Thanks for the input, that nudges me in the right direction. I will definitely look into these.
I am trying to avoid kijiji as I don't know much about the components etc. Seeing as this will be a long
term buy, I reckon I might as well buy brand new.

Good info so far. Thanks.
Just know that for your budget... you won't get anything new with good suspension. Certainly not full suspension. I like hardtail personally but I don't do jumps or anything. Most will probably Suntour brand forks in this price range. They have an upgrade program and you can get much better shocks after purchase for around $200 and up. Once the cheapo stock ones wear out/you become better than they are.


Or pinkbike and might get lucky with really good components already.

Check reddit MTB as well.

http://www.maincycle.com/specials.html look at the Norco storm niiice

http://shop.gearsbikeshop.com/m/product ... 5916-1.htm

http://www.sportinglife.ca/product/2385 ... %5B2012%5D#

http://www.gianttoronto.com/en-ca/bikes ... 681/89668/
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hi guys...looking to hit the trails soon

what bike would you guys recommend in the 400, 500 and similar range?

i see no difference between brands, similar price point etc

i will mainly be riding on trails, not so much into the road bikes..but also not really heavy duty trails either

thanks in advance!
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globalc wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2017 11:54 am
hi guys...looking to hit the trails soon

what bike would you guys recommend in the 400, 500 and similar range?

i see no difference between brands, similar price point etc

i will mainly be riding on trails, not so much into the road bikes..but also not really heavy duty trails either

thanks in advance!
See above for many light trail MTB options. Here's another:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-mountain-bike/gt ... nelId=1101

Another option for a hybrid: Felt Verza Path 20
http://www.popawheelie.ca/bikes/perform ... specs-vp20
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Feb 22, 2017
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Hello All, Hoping to get some advice/recommendation on purchasing a new bike.

I have about $200-$300 to spend on a new/used bike. I primarily use it to ride to work and back through the "wonderful Toronto streets" so would like something that will last and can handle the roads and potholes.

I wanted to see if there are any good options at Sportschek. I've racked up a lot of Scene points (30000 points = $300) which can go towards a purchase and so with the points and my savings, I can essentially spend up to $600 there. Potentially a little more if there's something really worth while.
Otherwise, I'd have to stick to a $300 cap at other stores.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you,
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Jun 13, 2007
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Hi Folks,

I was hoping someone could help me select the right model of power meter. I think I'm going to bit the bullet and go with an american site and do the exchange...etc.

I have a cervelo s2 with shimano ultegra di2 and want to get a power2max. http://www.power2max.com/northamerica/

what is the cheapest option off there site that will fit my current setup? So many models and none reference shimano... I am willing to change my crank if needed but wanted to know what will work with my setup with 68mm bottom bracket.
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Im not clear exactly what crank you are using right now? Ultegra? I know a lot of cervelos come standard with rotor 3d cranks. Seems like if you do have a shimano crank then u have to send your crank to them for them to install it. but if u have sram, cannondale, or rotor then you can buy a plug and play option directly from them. If you are using a shimano crank, I think the 4ii power meter is the cheapest. but you also have to send your crank arm to them to install it. Stages cranks are also very popular and fairly inexpensive too.
superflyman12 wrote:
Feb 25th, 2017 11:13 am
Hi Folks,

I was hoping someone could help me select the right model of power meter. I think I'm going to bit the bullet and go with an american site and do the exchange...etc.

I have a cervelo s2 with shimano ultegra di2 and want to get a power2max. http://www.power2max.com/northamerica/

what is the cheapest option off there site that will fit my current setup? So many models and none reference shimano... I am willing to change my crank if needed but wanted to know what will work with my setup with 68mm bottom bracket.

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