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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

I want to buy a new road bike and I was wondering if I should save and spend the extra money for a Waterford or could I save a little and buy a Gunnar?

I like the club rides and doing long 100 milers too. I am 6' 3" 180 lbs.

My priorities are comfort followed closey by performance.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help

Patrick


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:52 pm 
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Having just done the Door County Century and Kickapoo Brave (60+ miles on steep terrain) on my Gunnar Roadie on consecutive weekends I'd say it's a fantastic performer for what you're describing. From what I understand the Waterford comparison in OS2 has a few tweeks that make it more expensive but for the cost conscious maybe not quite worth the extra investment. In my humble opinion the Roadie is one of best values out there.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:34 pm 
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It may not be the tubing difference you would notice, but the custom frame sizing of the Waterford. If your bike fit is close to the Roadie's standard geometry, you can't go wrong. But, if you're like me, the custom geometry is well worth the extra dollars.
In my opinion, if you're not racing, a more upright position may be more comfortable for those 100+ miles days. I just finished a 140 mile two day tour on my RS-14, other than some general fatigue, body feels great.
One way or the other, enjoy the ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:12 pm 
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You can do custom sizing on a Gunnar, but it costs more than stock.

Chris


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:58 pm 
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You can custom size the Gunnar, but I think in the end it works out to be virtually the same price as the Waterford RS-14, so it would be a wash. Now the RS-33 is a different story, but totally different tubeset and lighter frame.


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