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[Costco] Infinity Boss.three 700c Men’s/Women's Bicycle - $299.99 on Costco.ca

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[Costco] Infinity Boss.three 700c Men’s/Women's Bicycle - $299.99 on Costco.ca

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How high are the women's bikes? Does it work for someone thats 5'3 or is the bike too high?
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Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc
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brando27 wrote: Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc

Great tip and couple not agree more. If you plan on biking for any duration and distance, spend a minimum of $500 and get a durable, lightweight bike with higher grade components. I have had a Giant XR Roam for years and love it. Also have a Trek street bike. This one suggested is a good value bike and will last far longer.
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brando27 wrote: Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc
I appreciate this advice, however you might want to rephrase it, 93% higher price is not "just a little bit more money".
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Any ideas why the women's bike comes with fenders and a rack while the men's doesn't?
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brando27 wrote: Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc
O boy. This one looks nice. Can I return my costco bike from last year and get this one lol
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BlueLightSpecial wrote: I appreciate this advice, however you might want to rephrase it, 93% higher price is not "just a little bit more money".
Well, I'll rephrase. It's worth spending double. To be straight up, this bike is spec'd like something that costs $150 from Canadian Tire. Spending 570 compared to 300 gets you a bicycle that has huge value, components much closer to an actual bike you can use, a bike thats actually worth maintaining.
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brando27 wrote: Well, I'll rephrase. It's worth spending double. To be straight up, this bike is spec'd like something that costs $150 from Canadian Tire. Spending 570 compared to 300 gets you a bicycle that has huge value, components much closer to an actual bike you can use, a bike thats actually worth maintaining.
Your advice is no different than those posting about car deals, and someone suggesting a better/more reliable brand for a car "that has huge value, components much closer to an actual" car "you can use, a" car "thats actually worth maintaining."
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brando27 wrote: Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc
I would prefer one with hydraulic breaks.
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I just want bike to ride around town and to commute which takes less than 30 minutes
Is this bike good for such purpose? I do not know anything about bike but it looks pretty good
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I wouldn't buy any bike with REVO shift. I really dislike that thing, it's such a pain to tune, and so unnatural to use haha.
Also most of components are made of steel, that normally would be aluminium alloy, like handlebar, fork, hubs... I know its a 300 bucks bike, but those similarly priced bikes from ct/sportchek were a bit better.

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brando27 wrote: Might be worth considering just a little bit more money and a higher quality bike.

Giant Escape 3 is $580 before discounts in Canada. The Escape 3 compared to this costco bike is all around better in every way, and will age so much better.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/escape-3-disc
Yeah good call, for that money I'd be between Escape 3 and that Sportchek's GT Traffic X (which should be around $600 - and possible 10% with regular coupons?);

Giant is probably a better overall brand, but that GT will have alloy fork and some pieces a bit better - possible some Acera parts, like RD (from pics) and break/shifter;

or maybe give it a look on the northrocks at costco
bibe1547 wrote: I would prefer one with hydraulic breaks.
honest question - can you find hydraulic brakes on sub 800 bikes?
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brando27 wrote: Well, I'll rephrase. It's worth spending double. To be straight up, this bike is spec'd like something that costs $150 from Canadian Tire. Spending 570 compared to 300 gets you a bicycle that has huge value, components much closer to an actual bike you can use, a bike thats actually worth maintaining.
I'm using a bike that was $99. Your advice isn't very universal and does not apply to everyone. It is also really generic without helping uninformed users the "why".

There is no way I'd make a jump from 300 to 570 if my budget is 300. Am I going to get double the value ? No. This is the same reason I got a $99 bike. It does the trick and I can buy it five times over before even coming close to the bike you recommended. By the time that happens, there will be a newer and greater 'recomendation'. A cheaper bike now also builds me up to a better bike later.

Long story short, unless you know bikes and know the value, chances are you're not better off with what you have recommended. You don't recommend a tuner car to someone needing a car to goto the grocery store and back.
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ReadAllTheDeals wrote: I'm using a bike that was $99. Your advice isn't very universal and does not apply to everyone. It is also really generic without helping uninformed users the "why".

There is no way I'd make a jump from 300 to 570 if my budget is 300. Am I going to get double the value ? No. This is the same reason I got a $99 bike. It does the trick and I can buy it five times over before even coming close to the bike you recommended. By the time that happens, there will be a newer and greater 'recomendation'.

Long story short, unless you know bikes and know the value, chances are you're not better off with what you have recommended. You don't recommend a tuner car to someone needing a car to goto the grocery store and back.
The "why" is the frame is far superior and will give a more comfortable ride. The components (derailleur, brakes etc.) can be tuned and maintained, thus prolonging the years you'll get out of the bike. Sure you can buy a cheap bike and get you around, I think his suggestion, as was mine, was for those that want to be a somewhat avid biker. Once you ride a premium bike, and enjoy biking more than to the store, you'll see the noticeable difference. And new and greater don't apply to bike technology much. One of my bikes I've had for 22 years.
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aidendanger wrote: The "why" is the frame is far superior and will give a more comfortable ride. The components (derailleur, brakes etc.) can be tuned and maintained, thus prolonging the years you'll get out of the bike. Sure you can buy a cheap bike and get you around, I think his suggestion, as was mine, was for those that want to be a somewhat avid biker. Once you ride a premium bike, and enjoy biking more than to the store, you'll see the noticeable difference. And new and greater don't apply to bike technology much. One of my bikes I've had for 22 years.
I get that and your reply is much better than the original I was replying to. You were spot on by saying it's for avid (more serious) bikers.
My point was for those who don't care about any of the reasons you have posted. When all you want is a bike to go from point a to point b, and don't care about the rest. You may or may not bring the bike into the shop. Let's be real, those buying the more expensive bike who have the know how are a different class of rider than those who just buy a bike, store it outside, and never maintain it once.

When comparing those two groups, it doesn't make any sense to jump from the $300 to $500+ bike. Or maybe, they just want a stepping stone bike. You could say well it's a waste of money to buy a more expensive bike later and just get it now. But it's more of a few waste to get the expensive bike now and never use it.

Just my two cents anyways.


To:dr; get whatever bike you are comfortable with.

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