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Mens flat handlebars road bike


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,616 ✭✭✭ grogi

    Let's get first things straight - the quoted Scott does not come with flat handlebar.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    i suspect the scott link is a mistake, because he also mentioned disk brakes are a must - which the scott also lacks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,849 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses

    Not much to split them in terms of specs (although I don't know anything about the brakes), but the Scott is quite a lot prettier to my eye

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    the scott is ever so slightly higher spec, but you'd want that if it's going to be a higher price than the merida.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,379 ✭✭✭✭ machiavellianme

    I tried the older version of the speeder and hated it.
    Ended up getting a Cube Hyde Race. Slightly heavier because of the hub gears but it is an incredible machine for about town that requires almost no maintenance due to the belt drive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,183 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade

    Oh yeah Scott is way prettier. Also better crankset and tidier cable routing.

    Crazy, same spec bike and I'm almost sure the same frame but different colour with drops goes for 100 more with mechanical discs.

    Actually open this in another tab side by side with the one the op linked to and flick between them. It is the same frame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,849 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52

    Okay, hope you are all well.

    Is there a major difference between cable disc brakes vs hydraulic for a simple around town road bike?.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    hydraulic is better, but more expensive and harder for a home mechanic to maintain. i wouldn't sweat it really.