The Bicycle Thread

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What is the deal with those Aventon bikes? That’s a really deal considering. Are they like State Bikes?
 

kdawg

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I dunno - they look nice but at that price all sorts of corners have to have been cut. The wheels won’t last and the drivetrain will be cheap (although for a fixed wheel that’s not too bad - there’s not a lot to get wrong).

It looks a bit style over function to me and I think it would be a false economy.

A Surly is a significantly better bike.
 
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I dunno - they look nice but at that price all sorts of corners have to have been cut. The wheels won’t last and the drivetrain will be cheap (although for a fixed wheel that’s not too bad - there’s not a lot to get wrong).

It looks a bit style over function to me and I think it would be a false economy.

A Surly is a significantly better bike.
Yea haha I just really like to look but I am beyond happy with my Surly Steamroller. I’m just a steel rider.
 

Rumble

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I dunno - they look nice but at that price all sorts of corners have to have been cut. The wheels won’t last and the drivetrain will be cheap (although for a fixed wheel that’s not too bad - there’s not a lot to get wrong).

It looks a bit style over function to me and I think it would be a false economy.

A Surly is a significantly better bike.
What about a first timers bike?
 

Thierry Henry

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What about a first timers bike?

for a first timer, an aventon is cool. It's priced that way for a complete bike because it's entry-level. Like others have said in here, the components won't be top tier. So once you decide to take riding a bit more serious, you'll want to spend money on upgrading to better parts.
 
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did a similar-ish ride today, first time going on the capital crescent trail. Lots of people on the path.
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Nice! It was my first time taking it all the way up to the Bethesda area. Had to hop off too since it was getting a bit to crowded for me.
 
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