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    tiempo vs fuji newest 4.0 or used fuji newest 1.0

    I am confused with what to buy as my first road bike and would appreciate help from you guys. Here are the two options i have, tommaso tiempo(450$) vs fuji newest 4.0(440$). There is also a used fuji newest 1.0 for 660$ (all including the taxes). The previous owner apparently fell and returned the bike and the bike store claims it is still in good condition. The warranty is also still good. I wanted to keep the budget down 500, but don't want to miss a deal if it is good. What would you suggest ?

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    What group sets? Have you test rode any? If components are equal go with what you like best.

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    What year is the newest 1.0?
    2011 had tiagra 9spd and 2012 has tiagra 10spd.
    If its in good shape, sounds like a decent deal.
    The 4.0 has downtube shifters.
    They shift good though.

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    newest 1.0 is 2011 the specs
    2011 Fuji Newest 1.0 Road Bike
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed cartridge bearing ST
    BRAKES: Tektro R-350 forged alloy, dual pivot
    CASSETTE: Shimano Tiagra, 12-25T 9-speed
    CHAIN: KMC Z-99, 9-speed
    CRANKSET: FSA Vero forged alloy, 30/39/50T chainrings
    FORK: FC-770 bonded carbon integrated w/1 1/8" alloy steerer
    FRAME: A1-SL compact aluminum with Power Diamond shape down tube, double water bottle mounts, curved seat stay w/rack mount, forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Tiagra, 31.8mm clamp
    GRIPS/TAPE: Fuji custom cork wrap
    HANDLEBAR: Fuji alloy anatomical drops
    HEADSET: V.P. 1 1/8" standard semi -cartridge w/convex alloy spacer
    LEVERS: Shimano Tiagra STI
    PEDALS: NA
    RACK MOUNTS: Yes
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105, 10-speed
    SADDLE: Fuji Road Sport anatomical
    SEATPOST: Fuji Comp MicroAdjust forged alloy, 350x27.2mm
    SHIFTERS: Shimano Tiagra STI shifter/brake, 27-speed Flight Deck compatible
    STEM: Fuji adjustable road
    TIRES: Kenda K-152, 700x25c, wire bead
    WHEELSET: Alex AKX R1.0 alloy clincher wheelset, 700c
    Rating: 4.5

    newest 4.0 is
    BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed cartridge bearing ST
    BRAKES: Fuji forged alloy, dual-pivot
    CASSETTE: Shimano HG-50, 12-25T 8-speed
    CHAIN: KMC Z-72, 8-speed
    CRANKSET: Fuji forged alloy 30/42/52T chainring
    FORK: Fuji custom tapered chromoly, 1 1/8" steerer
    FRAME: Fuji Altair 1 compact aluminum with traditional round down tube, Double water bottle mounts
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano FD-2303, 31.8mm clamp
    GRIPS/TAPE: Fuji custom cork wrap
    HANDLEBAR: Fuji alloy anatomical drops
    HEADSET: VP A-88 sealed, 1 1/8"
    LEVERS: Fuji forged alloy
    PEDALS:
    RACK MOUNTS: Yes
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RD-2300, 8-speed
    SADDLE: Fuji Road Sport anatomical
    SEATPOST: Fuji Comp micro-adjust forged alloy, 350x27.2mm
    SHIFTERS: Shimano SL-R400 downtube shifter, 24-speed
    STEM: Fuji adjustable road
    TIRES: Kenda K-152, 700x25, wire bead
    WHEELSET: Rims: Fuji alloy clincher with CNC sidewalls, 700c; Hubs: Fuji alloy 32-hole

    tommaso tiempo
    Manufacturer Warranty: Tommaso Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Weight: 27.6 lbs (54cm Frame without pedals/reflectors)
    Dimensions: Frame Sizes: 47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm
    Material: Steel
    Bottom Bracket Compatibility : 68mm, English Thread
    Bottom Bracket: Cartridge, Square Taper Spindle
    Brakes: Tektro Alloy R310A
    Brake Type: Road Caliper
    Brakes Levers: Sunrace STR80
    Brake Lever Material: Alloy
    Brake Mount: Road Caliper
    Brake Mount Type: Road Caliper
    Cassette: SunRace STR80 12-25t, 8-Speed (12,13,15,17,19,21,23,25)
    Chain: KMC HG-50 (8-Speed)
    Chainrings: 52/42/30t
    Crankset: Tommaso Triple 52/42/30t (24 Total Gears)
    Crank BCD: 130mm
    Crank Arm Length: 170mm (47, 52, 54, 56cm Frames) / 175mm (58, 61cm Frames)
    Crank Bolt Pattern: 5-Bolt
    Frame: Tommaso Steel Road Frame
    Frame Material: Steel
    Fork: Tommaso Steel Road Fork
    Front Derailleur: Shimano 2303 (8-Speed)
    Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon: Clamp
    Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
    Front Derailleur Compatibility: 8-Speed
    Front Derailleur Type: Triple
    Handlebar: Tommaso Alloy
    Handlebar Grips: Tommaso Tape White
    Handlebar Material: Alloy
    Handlebar Width: 390mm (47, 50cm Frames) / 410mm (52, 54, 56cm Frames) / 430mm (58, 61cm Frames)
    Headset: 1" Threaded
    Head Angle: 72 (47cm Frame) / 72.5 (50, 52cm Frames) / 73 (54cm Frame) / 73.5 (56, 58cm Frames) / 74 (61cm Frame)
    Headset Diameter: 1"
    Headset Type: Traditional 1
    Hub: 32 Hole
    Hub Spacing : 130mm Rear, 110mm Front
    Pedals: PEDALS NOT INCLUDED
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano 2300 (8-Speed)
    Rear Derailleur Cage Length: Mid Cage
    Rear Derailleur Speed: 8-Speed
    Saddle: Tommaso Sport
    Seatpost : Tommaso Alloy
    Seat Collar: Alloy
    Seat Collar Diameter: 31.8mm
    Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
    Seatpost Material: Alloy
    Seatpost Length: 350mm
    Shift Lever Material: Alloy
    Shifters: Sunrace STR80
    Speeds: 3x8 (24 Total Speeds)
    Stem: Tommaso Alloy
    Stem Length: 90mm (47, 52, 54, 56cm Frames) / 100mm (58, 61cm Frames)
    Steerer Material: Aluminum
    Stem Angle: Quill -17 Degree
    Stem Material: Alloy
    Stem Clamp Diameter: 25.4mm
    Tires: Kenda 700x25c
    Tire Bead: Wire Bead
    Tire Size: 700 x 25c
    Tubes: 700 x 25c
    Valve Stem Length: 36mm
    Wheelset: JY/Weinmann X-Star-18
    Wheel Size: 700c
    Wheel Axle Type: Quick Release


    I have tried both of the fuji's, 1.0 is used for a week and has a crash but rides fine. 4.0 and tommaso are brand new. thanks again. I am leaning towards the used 1.0, second choice 4.0 although it has down shifters, and then tommaso as that is going to be an online purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zadig View Post
    I have tried both of the fuji's, 1.0 is used for a week and has a crash but rides fine. 4.0 and tommaso are brand new. thanks again. I am leaning towards the used 1.0, second choice 4.0 although it has down shifters, and then tommaso as that is going to be an online purchase.
    For a first bike, I'd advise against buying online with no sizing/ fit assistance and no test ride before committing to the purchase, so the Tommaso would be out of the running.

    IMO/E integrated brake/ shifters offer distinct advantages to the 4.0's d/ tube shifters, so if the used Fuji 1.0 fits well and the LBS will include a standard fitting and warranty, that might be your best option.

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    Hi all, just joined!

    I have a Tiempo, and I do love it, but it is heavier than I would like...I didn't really know what I was doing when I got into the sport. I was on about the same budget you are on. Given the option I would go with the lighter aluminum frames. That being said, I bought mine from giantnerd, and they are awesome. Plus, I can make all the little newbie mistakes with it and not lose my mind over a little ding or scratch...I don't have anything else to compare it to, honestly, but I really do love my tomasso...or maybe I just love riding

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    I would choose fuji 1.0 if the LBS is giving u a warranty.

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    ^^^ +1
    I agree, if the lbs is willing to stand behind it go with the newest 1.0. They are great bikes.
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    Levers

    Slight thread jack, so please indulge me.

    When, what year (s) did bikes go away from tube or handlebar end levers to the integrated shifters we see now ? My last real bikes had bar end levers. A Windsor and a Puch. Both steel. About 1984, Specialized had just hit the market in Northern California. I would imagine it was a transition over time, but maybe a bike model that has been around since the 80's would serve as a time piece reflecting the changes over time.

    Thanks ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MySpokeIsABroke View Post
    Slight thread jack, so please indulge me.

    When, what year (s) did bikes go away from tube or handlebar end levers to the integrated shifters we see now ? My last real bikes had bar end levers. A Windsor and a Puch. Both steel. About 1984, Specialized had just hit the market in Northern California. I would imagine it was a transition over time, but maybe a bike model that has been around since the 80's would serve as a time piece reflecting the changes over time.

    Thanks ...
    1991 - Shimano Dura Ace 7403
    STI brake/shifters, Dual-pivot brakes

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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/dura-ace.html

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