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    Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Just took delivery of my newest addition to the bike corral 2 days ago via the brown truck of happiness..
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    I picked this one up off of bikesdirect sister companys' site bikeislanddotcom. It was listed as having some minor scuffs on the rear drops and stays and offered a $50 savings due to the imperfections. I had been looking to pick up a 29er for this coming dirt season. Having purchased several bikes from bikes direct I pretty much knew what I was getting into.
    Here's what I got for my $350...
    A very nicely drawn and welded 29er frame that looks like it will take a thrashing. A thrashing wjll be duely applied.
    A cheapo doublewall disc only wheel set with some no name ridiculously heavy wire bead tires. A SR Suntour X3 boat anchor fork with a mechanical lockout. Acera rear derailleur/Suntour front with EF shifter/lever combo and Tektro Novela mechanical discs. The crank set is also a Suntour unit. The bar, stem and seatpost are all no name clunky alloy units.. heavier, but sturdy looking nonetheless.

    All in all, a rideable bike. My 18" frame was probably 32 pounds out of the box. I had some parts in my swag box that promptly found their way to this awesome looking frameset. First things to go were the Suntour fork for a Salsa Cromoto grande, the stem, bar and seat post for Easton bits.. FSA for the seatpost (not pictured) The no name wheels were changed out in favor of a set of WTB speed disc all mountains.
    The stupid heavy chinese tires were crap canned for a set of GEAX Saguaros. I also slapped on a Shimano Deore rear derailleur.
    I have a set of Avid levers and Alivio shifter pods on route from Amazon.




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    Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Ever buy any road bikes from them?


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    i hear good and bad about bikesdirect ... might have to find out for myself some day

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    Re: Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerBrian View Post
    Ever buy any road bikes from them?


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    Yep.. just picked up a Windsor Wellington 2.0. Nice bike!

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    Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Any particular reason you went with the Wellington over the others in that price range?


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    Re: Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerBrian View Post
    Any particular reason you went with the Wellington over the others in that price range?


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    Yeah.. a couple of reasons. Not least being the frame set.
    The Kinesis double butted 6061 hydroformed tubing and aggressive geometry made the Wellington 2.0 a great buy at $350
    It was my first "real" roadie and for the money..its one that is worthy of hanging better parts on once the stock stuff wears out.

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    Dawes Haymaker 2900

    Thanks for the info. With the money saved I could also grab a gravity rigid ss 29er to play around with.


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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerBrian View Post
    Thanks for the info. With the money saved I could also grab a gravity rigid ss 29er to play around with.



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    Absolutely!! I also own a Gravity Zilla Monster Cross that is a state of transformation to a touring rig as I type this.
    Cant get enuff of that bikesdirect stuff!!
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