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borgman1610
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Postby borgman1610 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 22:49 pm

Hello
I current;y have a Alaska Barracuda 606alloy, but was thinking whether its worth getting a Carrera Subway 1 or a Giant Escape?
I only cycle on roads,cycle paths and tow paths so nothing too taxing really.

thanks

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Re: Newbie

Postby Initialised » Tue Oct 02, 2012 20:44 pm

Probably, it'll be lighter and faster with higher specified,longer lasting parts.

So... what don't you like about the Alaska?

What is your daily distance?
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: Newbie

Postby oxoman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 21:24 pm

Not sure of the spec of the Alaska but Subway are ok as are Trek fx7.3 , Specialized Sirrus, Merida Speeder, Decathlons Btwin range to name but a few. Also the Giant escape is ok, big decision is how much use it will get and how much you want to spend.
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borgman1610
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Re: Newbie

Postby borgman1610 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 07:54 am

Hello
thanks for the replies.
The Alaska is ok, its a comfort style bike with slightly lager tyre? I fancied getting into shape with a mate whose just bought a Giant Cypress and I don't think my Alaska is in the same league?
FRAME ALLOY COMFORT FRAME
FORK SUSPENSION FORK
TRANSMISSION SHIMANO 21 SPEED, EZ FIRE SHIFTERS
BRAKES POWERFUL ALLOY V-TYPE
WHEELS 26" ALLOY RIMS
SIZES 16", 18" AND 20" FRAME
EXTRAS SUSPENSION SEAT POST, ADJUSTABLE STEM, KENDA SEMI SLICK TYRE
thats the spec of the Alaska btw

thanks


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