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Nashbar 'Famous Maker' road bike with SRAM Rival $899 plus shipping

Pogo 384 July 10, 2013 at 08:13 PM in Sporting Goods (5) More Nashbar Deals
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Pretty rare to see a road bicycle with this level of component group for a price this low. A SRAM Rival group alone would run you pretty close to the cost of this whole bike. Shimano 105 pedals? Better bikes NEVER come with pedals. These alone are worth $70!

Only 48, 51, and 60 cm sizes left. The 51 should be good for someone as tall as 5'8" if you want a pretty racy riding position. The 60 is for really tall people. The 48 would be good for many women.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Prod...1___204204
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Famous Maker Road Bike with Rival

Nashbar is all about the hookup. It's just what we do; and there's no better example than the Famous Maker Road Bike with Rival. First of all, check the specs--we're talking no-kidding quality with a hydroformed 6061 T6 aluminum frame and carbon fork with Sram Rival Crankset, front and rear derailleurs, levers, and shifters...that alone makes the deal. But how about this: we sweeten it even more by finishing the bike out with excellent components all the way down to the ground...we've even included a pair of Shimano 105 pedals just so you know we're out of our minds.

6061-T6 hydroformed aluminum frame has the geometry and ride feel of a classic Italian racing machine--laterally stiff bottom bracket, 73 degree head tube and seat tube and tapered seat stays to soften the ride
SRAM Rival 10-speed drivetrain delivers smooth shifting and sheds weight off your bike
Alex ALX270 wheels are tough enough for rough roads and light enough for long rides
Carbon fiber fork is tapered to give you a stable and responsive ride, while smoothing out road vibrations to save your palms and forearms
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Famous Maker Road Bike with Rival

FRAME:ll 6061 Aluminum
FORK:ll Carbon fiber, 45mm rake, alloy steerer
HEADSET:ll 1 1/8"
CRANKSET:ll SRAM Rival 53/39T, 10-speed, Length: 170mm (48cm), 172.5mm (51/54/57cm), 175mm (60cm)
BOTTOM BRACKET:ll SRAM Rival
SHIFTERS:ll SRAM Rival
LEVERS:ll SRAM Rival
HANDLEBAR:ll 6061-T6 Aluminum, 31.8mm clamp, Width: 400mm (48cm), 420mm (51/54cm), 440mm (57/60cm)
STEM:ll 6061 cold-forged aluminum, -5 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp, Length: 90mm (48cm), 100mm (51cm), 110mm (54cm), 120mm (57/60cm)
FRONT DERAILLEUR:ll SRAM Rival
REAR DERAILLEUR:ll SRAM Rival
CASSETTE:ll SRAM PG-1050, 12-25T
BRAKES:ll Tektro R520
WHEELSET:ll Alex ALX270 20/24-spoke with aero stainless steel spokes
TIRES:ll Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23
PEDALS:ll Shimano 105 with cleats
SEATPOST:ll Alloy 27.2x300mm
SADDLE:ll Velo Plush
CHAIN:ll KMC DX10 SC
GRIPS/TAPE:ll Velo Gel Tape
RACK MOUNTS:ll
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For $100 the Carbon version is available in all sizes...

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Prod..._533667_-1
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For $100 the Carbon version is available in all sizes...

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Prod..._533667_-1
That is pretty cheap for a CF frame bike, but the Shimano Tiagra group is 2 or 3 steps down the food chain from SRAM Rival. Still, a good post and a good deal. And it's better to get a bike that fits than the better components.
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That is pretty cheap for a CF frame bike, but the Shimano Tiagra group is 2 or 3 steps down the food chain from SRAM Rival. Still, a good post and a good deal. And it's better to get a bike that fits than the better components.
Is sram better than 105?
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Is sram better than 105?
Depends on which SRAM group you are talking about, but generally Rival is equated with 105 or Ultegra depending on who you ask
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this bike vs used cannondale caad 8 for $650?
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this bike vs used cannondale caad 8 for $650?
Always hard to compare to used, because so much more to consider (year, condition, component group, etc.).

Nashbar doesn't tell you WHO the "famous maker" is (I think it's probably Fuji, GT, or Giant), but this bike will not carry much cachet - no branding, not even graphics of any sort. The Cannondale will have much more recognition and will always be easier to resell because people will be assured or "quality".

The Nashbar will take a hit when you try to resell. Then again, it should easily sell for $500-$600 used on CL simply because people in the know recognize what the SRAM Rival components cost.

I would not be scared off by the no-brand "quality" issue on this bike. Nashbar has excellent return policies. The SRAM stuff is excellent. I like it much better than Shimano 105 and currently have three Rival bikes and one with mixed SRAM Force/Red groups.
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Always hard to compare to used, because so much more to consider (year, condition, component group, etc.).

Nashbar doesn't tell you WHO the "famous maker" is (I think it's probably Fuji, GT, or Giant), but this bike will not carry much cachet - no branding, not even graphics of any sort. The Cannondale will have much more recognition and will always be easier to resell because people will be assured or "quality".

The Nashbar will take a hit when you try to resell. Then again, it should easily sell for $500-$600 used on CL simply because people in the know recognize what the SRAM Rival components cost.

I would not be scared off by the no-brand "quality" issue on this bike. Nashbar has excellent return policies. The SRAM stuff is excellent. I like it much better than Shimano 105 and currently have three Rival bikes and one with mixed SRAM Force/Red groups.
Thanks for your reply.

it's fairly new and he states that he only rode it twice. I don't know if I believe him about riding it 2x but the handle bar is white and it looks really clean. Also from the picture, I'm convince that he rode it only few times.

I believe the bike has sora component and it is 2011 Cannondale Caad8 7 sora.

(http://road-bikes.findthebest.com...1-Trek-1-1)

Now that there is more detail to the bike and its condition could you point me to the right direction? TIA Smilie
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Not a road bike gy, but this is a good deal. And I like that it's not a rolling billboard.
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Quote from WontaekC View Post :
Thanks for your reply.

it's fairly new and he states that he only rode it twice. I don't know if I believe him about riding it 2x but the handle bar is white and it looks really clean. Also from the picture, I'm convince that he rode it only few times.

I believe the bike has sora component and it is 2011 Cannondale Caad8 7 sora.

(http://road-bikes.findthebest.com...1-Trek-1-1)

Now that there is more detail to the bike and its condition could you point me to the right direction? TIA Smilie
Bro...Sora is not even in the same league as this SRAM component group....your talking apples and oranges now...Sora pretty much blows if you ever get into even modest riding. Go with this deal if the frame size works for you.
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Quote from WontaekC View Post :
Thanks for your reply.

it's fairly new and he states that he only rode it twice. I don't know if I believe him about riding it 2x but the handle bar is white and it looks really clean. Also from the picture, I'm convince that he rode it only few times.

I believe the bike has sora component and it is 2011 Cannondale Caad8 7 sora.

(http://road-bikes.findthebest.com...1-Trek-1-1)

Now that there is more detail to the bike and its condition could you point me to the right direction? TIA Smilie
Bro...Sora is not even in the same league as this SRAM component group....your talking apples and oranges now...Sora pretty much blows if you ever get into even modest riding, small wonder the guy is looking to sell it. Go with this deal if the frame size works for you.

PS. Does Shimano even sell a lower road grouppo than Sora?
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Bro...Sora is not even in the same league as this SRAM component group....your talking apples and oranges now...Sora pretty much blows if you ever get into even modest riding, small wonder the guy is looking to sell it. Go with this deal if the frame size works for you.

PS. Does Shimano even sell a lower road grouppo than Sora?

Yeah, man, what he said. I had a Sora as my first road bike, then went up to a 105. You won't ever believe there would be that much difference until you try it, but trust us, there is. Don't go with a Sora gruppo if you want to do anything serious.

In case you were wondering, the ranking for Shimano kinda goes like this:

Dura-ACE
Ultegra
105
Tiagra
Sora

The SRAM Rivals fit somewhere between the Ultegra and the 105, depending on who you ask. I really enjoyed the Rival gruppo I tried once, but I buy all my bikes on CL so I stuck with what I knew.

Also, yes, they do sell one lower than the Sora, called the 2200. Yeesh.
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Wait for a 20% coupon in the next couple of days to bring the price even lower. I have been stalking Nashbar to see if they can have their CF Tiagra in sooner than expected. The new Ultegra is out, so current prices will go down soon and you can upgrade T to U on the "cheap"
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it's fairly new and he states that he only rode it twice.
................only ridden twice by a little old lady from Pasadena

Seriously, this is a good find with a solid component group. I would not let the unbranded part bother me unless you are planning to resell it soon. Most of these frames are made in just a few factories in Taiwan anyway. I'm a steel guy but this is undeniably a good buy.

Thumbs up.
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