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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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#16
If you use the coupon code they sent out a bit ago 96551 you can get shipping entirely free, no need to pay overweight charges or anything.
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#17
About to jump on the CF bike, but I'll wait for the coupon. I've purchased from Nashbar before, but never get any emails from them with coupon codes.
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#18
listening to bike arguments is twice as interesting as computer component arguments. I have so much to learn!
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#19
How do you find out who the manufacturer is? You only figure it out when you receive the bike?
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#20
I've been thinking about getting a bike but haven't had one in years. What size is good for a 6' tall person? Do I need to assemble this myself? If so, how much would a bike store charge me to put it together?

Any one ever buy a bike online before? Sounds a bit risk Last time I bought a bike from a store (maybe 10 years ago) I remember trying out several on a test ride and that I definitely like some over others. If I don't like it, I assume I would have to for expensive oversided shipping both ways, correct?

Thanks!
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Quote from SolnzeUSB View Post :
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"
yea they just had a 20% off deal a few days ago, and it comes pretty often. i got the full carbon ultegra equipped nashbar cr3 for $1200 on one of those deals.
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#22
what size should i get for 6'0 then still the 51?
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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
It's impossible to know much about the condition without being there, but there are a staggering number of bikes that are literally ridden a handful of times, then left to pasture in a garage somewhere. There are ways to spot it (careful inspection of chainrings and derailleurs, inspection of grease, disassembly of shifters to look for wear, etc), but they take a trained eye.

The others here have already commented on the quality of the Sora gruppo, but I agree that resale on the cannondale could be about the same or even higher due to name recognition. The Nashbar is probably a better bike (and I suspect a mid-grade Fuji from looking at the frame geometry), and definitely has better components, so it will ride better, but the Cannondale would be fine, especially if you are new to riding. The Sora shifters are pitiful, but if you are not going to end up riding much, you may not suffer the bike envy that inspires expensive component upgrades.

For an experienced rider, the Nashbar setup is a better deal, and will be a better bike, but if you just want something to ride, the Cannondale is (presumably) available for a test ride, and will probably have the same resale value as the Nashbar. The real question is which one you will end up actually riding, and the answer is probably the one that fits, is functional/reliable, and looks cool enough for your taste. Hope this helps.
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#24
"Famous Maker"? So famous, they have to refer to them generically!
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How do you find out who the manufacturer is? You only figure it out when you receive the bike?
You don't. Most bike frames are made by one company, Kinesis Industry. They build frames for many of the major names, and brand those frames as such.

Then they take those same frame designs and sell them to others (I.e. Nashbar, Bikesdirect, etc) with no brand marking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesis_Industry
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Quote from thebtran View Post :
what size should i get for 6'0 then still the 51?
6'0" will need 57. 51 will not work.
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#27
It probably won't say where the frame is from other than Nashbar's guarantee that it is from one of the big brands. If they tell you who it is, you'll never go and pay more for the the paint job and decals.

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How do you find out who the manufacturer is? You only figure it out when you receive the bike?
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Quote from thebtran View Post :
what size should i get for 6'0 then still the 51?
No! (unless you have very short legs and a very long torso)

You can't pick a frame size based on your height. To fit properly, frame size must be based on your bike inseam (not to be confused with your pant inseam)

Here's how to measure your bike inseam:

With your shoes off, stand with your back against the wall and stand up straight. Pull a large hardback book up into your crotch tightly. Have a friend make a mark on the wall where the top of the book touches the wall. Then measure the distance from the pencil mark to the floor. That is your bike inseam.

For a road bike you want a frame that is about one inch greater than your bike inseam to allow room for the family jewels. Remember you will have even more clearance when you ride because you will have shoes on.
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#29
Who all can recommend a comfortable seat for the Nashbar CR3?
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#30
Quote from ppsagehen View Post :
listening to bike arguments is twice as interesting as computer component arguments. I have so much to learn!

Im just begining to get the things I need (with out spending a ton of cash) to attempt to ride my walmart mongoose mountain bike to work in arizona. Im not a serious rider in any regard. This is an experiment first and if it works out then ill invest in some different tech.

Im like you, I read this and look at it and am thinking...I have alot to learn. All in due time I guess.
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