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    97 motobecane Grand Record or 97 Ibex 3300 classic

    This will be my first road bike. I don't want to spend alot of money, no more then $600.
    Obviously I want something better then a walmart or target bike hence I've researched a bit and have come up with these two bikes.

    Even though this forum will most probably have a bias for obvious reasons I'd still like to have you guys tell me why I should pick the ibex over the motobecane. here are the specs for the ibex as I'm sure whoever replies to this should know grand record.

    Please remember this is feedback on the bike only. I know all too well about the customer service aspect of buying a bike etc...

    I can get the moto for $540 and the ibex for $440. I personally think for $100 I'm getting a lot more bike. but what do I know about bikes that's why I need some feedback.


    Frame:
    Double-Butted 6061 Aluminum

    Fork:
    Cro-Moly

    Shifters:
    Shimano Sora STI Integrated Levers

    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Sora

    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Sora

    Crankset:
    TruVativ Touro Triple

    Bottom-Bracket:
    TruVativ LE Sealed Cartridge

    Cassette:
    SRAM PG-850

    Chain:
    KMC Z72

    Brakes:
    Tektro R530 Dual-Pivot Calipers

    Levers:
    Shimano Sora STI Integrated Levers

    Rims:
    Alex R450 Double-Wall

    Hubs:
    Formula Alloy

    Tires:
    Vitorria Rubino - 700c x 25

    Cockpit Set:
    UNO Alloy

    Saddle:
    IBEX RoadSport

    Pedals:
    Wellgo Alloy Platform w/ Toe-Clips

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    might as well post the moto sepcs too

    Frame Kinesis Double Butted 7K Series Aluminum, 2xH2O mounts, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Fork Kinesis TaperBlade CARBON Fiber 1.125 inch steerer
    Crankset Truvativ IsoFlow Aluminum triple 52/42/30T
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    Pedals BONUS Clipless Road pedals (fits two-bolt sole pattern shoes)
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra for triple
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 RD5600 (27 gears total)
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI 9 speed (27 gears total) (integrated with brake levers)
    Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG 12-25T 9 speed (27 gears total)
    Chain KMC SuperNarrow 9spd
    Hubs SKYE aluminum with Sealed Bearings and Quick Release
    Spokes Stainless Steel 36fr/36rr
    Rims Alex DA22 Double Wall aluminum with machined brake track
    Tires Kenda Kontender High pressure road 700c, presta valve tubes
    Brakes Tektro Aluminum black finish
    Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra (integrated with shift levers)
    Handlebar SKYE Aluminum alloy black
    Stem SKYE Aluminum alloy threadless
    Tape/Grip Black cork
    Saddle SKYE Racing
    Seat Post SKYE Aluminum alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm
    Seat Clamp Machined Aluminum Alloy with bolt

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    I would choose the Moto. 9 speed Tiagra vs. 8 speed Sora.

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