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Old June 4th 04, 04:06 PM
David Kerber
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Did anybody see this? They reviewed FS MTB's, hardtails, comfort bikes
and hybrids, though only a relatively few models of each one.

They also had a relatively long sidebar about why buying from a mass-
market retailer was not a good idea except for the most casual adult
rider, or for a kid who's going to outgrow it in a year or two. They
mainly pointed out the same things we say here, about weight, proper
adjustments, quality of build, etc. Overall, not perfect, but a pretty
good article.

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Old June 4th 04, 08:33 PM
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"David Kerber" wrote:
Did anybody see this? They reviewed FS MTB's, hardtails, comfort bikes
and hybrids, though only a relatively few models of each one.

They also had a relatively long sidebar about why buying from a mass-
market retailer was not a good idea except for the most casual adult
rider, or for a kid who's going to outgrow it in a year or two. They
mainly pointed out the same things we say here, about weight, proper
adjustments, quality of build, etc. Overall, not perfect, but a pretty
good article.


I think that's the one I saw, though IIRC it was about a year old. Is it the
one that rated Bianchi the best road bike? A couple of their comments made
me wince, like:

"Aluminum is stiff but light, steel is more comfortable but heavy."

and

"Road bikes generally don't have shocks, so the frame is the only thing that
absorbs shock."

Art Harris


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Old June 4th 04, 08:47 PM
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On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 19:33:09 +0000, Arthur Harris wrote:

"Road bikes generally don't have shocks, so the frame is the only thing that
absorbs shock."


They should have given tires a shot. I like mine real good.



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Old June 4th 04, 09:16 PM
Matt O'Toole
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maxo wrote:

On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 19:33:09 +0000, Arthur Harris wrote:

"Road bikes generally don't have shocks, so the frame is the only
thing that absorbs shock."


They should have given tires a shot. I like mine real good.


Write to 'em. You might attatch an article like this one:

http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8e.2.html

CR is run by engineer types in pursuit of truth -- unlike the dumbass
know-it-alls at bike magazines.

Matt O.


 




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