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    new bike

    So I'm researching a new commuter bike. I'm liking the Kona Dr. Dew & the Trek/Gary Fisher Mendota, based on my initial internet search. Both are hybrids with nice frames and are outfitted with entry-to -mediocre level componetry. I'm looking to stay in the $1000 to $1200 price range, & both fit this bill. The Dr. Dew seems the winner until you look at the rims ( sun ryder 21?, anyone?), though the Mendota offers a carbon fiber fork & seat post.

    Anybody have any insights? Other bikes in this category that I may have overlooked?

    thanks in advance for playing......

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    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    Aw, man! What`s the Rocky Mountain gonna say? I`d only be half way joking to remind you how long it took to get that "been there, done that" look and those amazing grime deposits on the derailler jockey! If you do get a new bike, you can send the thumbies my way

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    excellent suggestion, definately top 3 now. thanks!

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    That pic on cannondale's website doesn't do it any justice. Go to youtube and see some video of it. The all black is sick. I've been looking for a commuter for about a year now and this has everything I've been looking for. Hydrolic disk brake plus all shimano components for $1000. I've got a commuter right now, but it might be given to the girl friend so I can get the bad boy solo.
    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    Giant Seek 0 is about that price and pretty good. I am looking at the Seek 2 ($600ish) as my commuter.

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    Trek 7.3FX - fast, handles well, and very durable. Liked it so much I rode one across the country...

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