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    probably rides like a turd

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...liff29comp.htm

    I was looking at this, thinking of ENOing it - but looking at it, probably would ride turdish - and I like riding with drop bars...

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    It's got a PowerSection downtube AND a S-bend MonoStay (whatever they may be) so it must be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...liff29comp.htm

    I was looking at this, thinking of ENOing it - but looking at it, probably would ride turdish - and I like riding with drop bars...

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    Lots of posts on Cliff 29er Comp, Pro, and Team on this and other sites
    I have never heard anyone say it rides poorly; in fact I think you will find most posts are from people who are shocked it rides like other AL 29er that cost twice as much [but they should not be if they understand the source of the frame]

    But I do not know about putting dropbars on it

    Why not a CycloCross Bike? Many fit tires up to 48c and they have drop bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    ...I have never heard anyone say it rides poorly; in fact I think you will find most posts are from people who are shocked it rides like other AL 29er that cost twice as much [but they should not be if they understand the source of the frame]...
    You should say say that in your advert. Sounds a lot more compelling than "PowerSection downtube" etc

    Edit: just had a look over the rest of the site. Did some drooling all over the Ti cyclocross bike. You obviously don't need any marketing advice from me!
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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._TeamTI_29.htm

    these Ti frames fully loaded arent very expensive but the quality is probably skimped
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._TeamTI_29.htm

    these Ti frames fully loaded arent very expensive but the quality is probably skimped
    You should check out ther posts on this site and the Magazine articles about our Ti bikes - you will be surpriced

    Every Single Buyer has been blown away by frame quality
    Magazines have gone so far as to call the framework 'stunning'

    Thus, we sell out of Ti bikes about as quick as we can get them

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    Why the hell would you get a sweet bike like that and ruin with that ENO crap?
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    no offense to the bikesdirect guys but whoever does the setup of the bikes for their photo shoots should find another career. I mean since they are an internet only company, the only thing people have to off of is well, a picture. Most all of their models are set up with the seat angle all jacked back, the bars stuck up in the air like Mary Poppins and generally looking kinda "Walmartish". If you look at websites for other bike companies, you will notice that the pictures of even the lower end stuff at least makes an attempt to make the bike look "racey". One thing about the other bike companies is that you can go down to your local dealer and see one in person. With bikesdirect, you don't have that option so I would think that the aesthetics of the bikes appearance on the interwebs would be of the even more of an issue. Just my .02 as I neither like/dislike bikesdirect or have ever owned anything from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._TeamTI_29.htm

    these Ti frames fully loaded arent very expensive but the quality is probably skimped
    This dude is quickly becoming one of my favorite posters.

    He's always got the cure for the daily blues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect
    You should check out ther posts on this site and the Magazine articles about our Ti bikes - you will be surpriced

    Every Single Buyer has been blown away by frame quality
    Magazines have gone so far as to call the framework 'stunning'

    Thus, we sell out of Ti bikes about as quick as we can get them

    of course bikesdirect would promote the site
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    lookit the bottom-feeders spamming craigslist now: http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/1326988084.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    lookit the bottom-feeders spamming craigslist now: http://chico.craigslist.org/bik/1326988084.html
    nice find
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...liff29comp.htm

    I was looking at this, thinking of ENOing it - but looking at it, probably would ride turdish - and I like riding with drop bars...

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    Dart fork is junk...had a couple.....don't know bout the rest of it though. Rear dropouts look like Access 29er....
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