Marin Mountain Bikes Tiburon 2002 Cyclocross Bike

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

7000 Series Full Double Butted Aluminum Edge top and down tubes • Mizuno Carbon Fork • Full Speed Ahead - 1 1/8" Orbit DL Headset

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronin a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2003

Strengths:    Excellent all round package as far as the equipment is concerned. Nimble, very light and extremely quick.

Weaknesses:    Expensive. Also, because of its excellent specs and looks, it's the sort of bike likely to get the interest of thieves (get yourself some very good locks).

Bottom Line:   
Outstanding bit of kit. Light, very responsive and very fast. You'll be flying past all other riders and cars. Top end specs. A dream to ride anywhere, on the open road or in the city. Oh, it looks fantastic as welll. You'll be turning heads everywhere you ride.

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Price Paid:    $1095.00

Purchased At:   Action Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mill Valley.

Bike Setup:   Standard specs - apart from the pedals. If you are going to buy this bike, get some good binding pedals and shoes. The difference is enormous

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by TheThirdPoliceman a Recreational Rider from London UK

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2002

Strengths:    Light. Supposedly strong frame. Seems responsive despite 73/72 degree head/seat tube angles.

Weaknesses:    Wheels are an unknown quantity - are they strong enough to ride forest paths etc or not? Likewise the ?Mizuno fork.

Bottom Line:   
By the way the price is in pounds!Conventional frame, Shimano WH-R535 wheels. Meant to be like a road bike with flat bars. It has road gearing, 52/42 plus a 32 tooth inner ring. Avid Single digit brakes on mine, not as per catalogue.

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Price Paid:    $1095.00

Purchased At:   A shop that lost int

Similar Products Used:   More used to road bikes.

Bike Setup:   As purchased except for change of tyres and saddle and pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Recreational Rider from Uckfield, East Sussex (UK)

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2002

Strengths:    Frame, components, build quality, comfort, handling, looks, price, name on the downtube!

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Why is this listed as a 'cyclocross' bike? The Tiburon is the most fantastic road machine: light, responsive, outrageously quick and, thanks to the upright riding position, RapidFire shifters and V-brakes, the most confidence-inspiring bike I've ever ridden. It climbs like a dream, and the handling is incredibly sharp, yet never scarily so. Superb components (105/Ultegra/WH-R535 wheelset) a gorgeous paintjob - it even has a really comfortable saddle, which if you've been suffering on a conventional road bike will be a revelation. The Al frame and carbon fork do a fantastic job of soaking up the road, and the Shimano wheelset with 700x28 tyres is the perfect blend of speed and comfort. If you want to go a long way, fast, but don't like drops or being cut in half by a racing sadle, this is simply the best bike you can buy. Flatbar road bikes is still a relatively small market, but this is the way of the future, folks, on our overcrowded roads and rotten surfaces. And right now, the Tiburon must have a good shout at being the best bike of its type in the world. How many £1,000 machines can make a claim like that? Quite simply, this is the bike you never knew you needed. But as soon as you ride it, you'll wonder where it's been all your life. Big, big thank you to Matt @ CycleRevival for sorting it for me.

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Purchased At:   CycleRevival, Heathf

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Trek, Giant road bikes/MTBs/hybrids - you name it.

Bike Setup:   Stock with Wellgo clipless pedals

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