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    Looking for FS bike in Toronto area

    I am starting the search for another bike and am looking at some FS bikes from specialized and cannondale as well as others.

    Does anyone know what shops out there are keeping a decent supply over the winter.

    I hit Dukes and they have a few but I was wondering if there were any other stores that I could check out. Hoping to find an 04' at a good price as I don't think that Specilaized has changed much for 05', why not an 04.

    I think Cannondale has done some product redesign and stream lining.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo ultrasport
    I am starting the search for another bike and am looking at some FS bikes from specialized and cannondale as well as others.

    Does anyone know what shops out there are keeping a decent supply over the winter.

    I hit Dukes and they have a few but I was wondering if there were any other stores that I could check out. Hoping to find an 04' at a good price as I don't think that Specilaized has changed much for 05', why not an 04.

    I think Cannondale has done some product redesign and stream lining.

    Thanks in advance.
    Does Duke still has the 19" Rocky Mountain Instinct for $1999?? THat is a great deal for that bike. I bought an 18" version for myself and couldn't be happier. Thats if you're using the bike for cross country.

    I dont think any bike store would have a large supply for bikes for the winter time, it just doesn't make any sense.

    Good Luck

    Ming

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    Yeah they still have it, too big for me. Its the White one with some silver on it.

    Nice bike, its been there forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo ultrasport
    I am starting the search for another bike and am looking at some FS bikes from specialized and cannondale as well as others.

    Does anyone know what shops out there are keeping a decent supply over the winter.

    I hit Dukes and they have a few but I was wondering if there were any other stores that I could check out. Hoping to find an 04' at a good price as I don't think that Specilaized has changed much for 05', why not an 04.

    I think Cannondale has done some product redesign and stream lining.

    Thanks in advance.
    I have a Turner XCE I will probably be selling in the New Year. I was going to part it out because I wanted to keep some things on it but I may willing to sell the whole bike for the right price.

    It's an 18"

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    some places

    try cyclepath bloor street. they have kona, trek and giant, full suss, xc and fr bikes. next door is broadway which sell speciallized though I know nothing of they're reputation as a good LBS. cyle solutions on Kingston rd. had lots of 04 bikes a few weeks ago. good luck
    Quote Originally Posted by turbo ultrasport
    I am starting the search for another bike and am looking at some FS bikes from specialized and cannondale as well as others.

    Does anyone know what shops out there are keeping a decent supply over the winter.

    I hit Dukes and they have a few but I was wondering if there were any other stores that I could check out. Hoping to find an 04' at a good price as I don't think that Specilaized has changed much for 05', why not an 04.

    I think Cannondale has done some product redesign and stream lining.

    Thanks in advance.

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    try the bike zone

    Dont buy anything until you check the bike zone. I have found Dukes to be way overpriced compared to outhers like the bike zone and the bike depo.

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    Maybe wait till the bike show in march ( I think thats when it is) and I'm sure you could find a nice FS bike there for a good price.
    But dont stop researching on them and looking around. I settled on a tracer but maybe I might goto a blur or such I dunno yet. I seen a used one go for 1800 few weeks ago and it was built up pretty good. My friend wouldve got it but it was already sold.

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    lbs

    Specialized Epic 2004


    1999 at d ornellas bike shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by rising1000
    Specialized Epic 2004


    1999 at d ornellas bike shop
    Whats the specs of the epic?

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    epic at d'ornella

    Quote Originally Posted by macming
    Whats the specs of the epic?
    this is the cheapest epic
    like mine
    2004 epic with fox fork, avid 3 brakes. mostly lx and xt parts

    note the handlebar is heavy
    mine replaced with piazza carbon fibre
    seatpost replaced with thomson
    stem will be replaced
    along with cassette

    the bike is a little heavier because of the frame
    but still faster than my old proflex 856
    call them located in toronto, on lawrence ave

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    Quote Originally Posted by rising1000
    this is the cheapest epic
    like mine
    2004 epic with fox fork, avid 3 brakes. mostly lx and xt parts

    note the handlebar is heavy
    mine replaced with piazza carbon fibre
    seatpost replaced with thomson
    stem will be replaced
    along with cassette

    the bike is a little heavier because of the frame
    but still faster than my old proflex 856
    call them located in toronto, on lawrence ave
    I was thinking it was the S-works Epic, almost wanted to sell my Rocky Mountain Instinct and jump on that deal

    I paid the same price for my Instinct with a SID, XT/XTR mix with Avid 7 levers and brake set.

    I'm thinking about getting a Thompson seatpost, but I can't see any seat post being too much lighter than my Rocky Mountain Race Lite. Compared to a specalized carbon fiber seat post, my Race Lite feels about the same.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Instinct with a SID, XT/XTR mix with Avid 7

    Quote Originally Posted by macming
    I was thinking it was the S-works Epic, almost wanted to sell my Rocky Mountain Instinct and jump on that deal

    I paid the same price for my Instinct with a SID, XT/XTR mix with Avid 7 levers and brake set.

    I'm thinking about getting a Thompson seatpost, but I can't see any seat post being too much lighter than my Rocky Mountain Race Lite. Compared to a specalized carbon fiber seat post, my Race Lite feels about the same.
    sound like a great price and no i wouldn t get thompson post not much if any difference

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