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I have been doing some test rides and I like the shimarno 105’s gears.

It looks like different brands make a frame and just put shimarno stuff on their bike, with different combinations.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/RX-600-road-...oryZ7298QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I like this one the best (only because it has Shimarno wheels, [these are not good quality wheels i have found out])

Apart from that, these bike are pretty much the same.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/New-full-Shi...oryZ7298QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

what do you think? And which is the best?
 

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Seems like a good bike. I've just never heard of the brand though, the frame being made of Aluminium 7005 Heat treated is a good frame. So, I guess if you have your heart on it and decide not to look at any other brands, then just find out which seller will ship you the bike the cheapest.

Hope that helps.
 

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I agree what is the Exchange Rate??

If you are sold on one or the other, I personally would go with the second. Simply due to the lack of decals (otherwise they look identical).

However, if your are looking to drop a grand on a 105 (Tiagra mix) bike. I would checkout the Fuji Roubiax (the Roubiax Pro is 105/Ultegra) or the Schwinn Fastback Pro. Fuji's altair tubing is sweet and when you combine that with a carbon fork, carbon seatstay and 105 triple, it is a nice package.

Check it out: http://fujibikes.com/2006/bikes.asp?id=128
 

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well these cheaper bike are going for $1000. And a good brand bike (specialized, alvanti, trek) with the same shimarno pieces on them are going for $1700. So the shimarno parts should all be the same, i just woundered what the frame and wheels and the rest was like on this bike to make it so cheap.
 

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jtolleson said:
What is the exchange rate in USD? It is so hard to form an opinion without having a sense of that.
$1000AUD is approx $775USD.
I would suggest you look at some local shops. If this is your first bike then a shop will be able to help you out with fit and what not.
 
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