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Marin Point Reyes

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by simonali, 5 Jan 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Anyone got a LBS that stocks these, pref. darn sarf and even more pref. SW. Wanna have a look at one. Looking on the interweb, the US version (which is different, to be fair) is $799 and the UK one is £899! That's a big difference, innit? :ohmy:
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    everything costs more here, with the dollar rate at present that's a huge difference in price, suspect there has to be some major differences in spec etc
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    google tells me cyclesurgery stock it, Spitalfields is as far south as they go it seems

    sarf what? London?

    always seems to me that there's loads of good bike shops in south london
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I'm in Wiltshire, so Wilts, Dorset, Hants, Gloucs or Somerset would be preferable. Sometimes I wish I still lived in the home counties, so all those London bike shops were just a travelcard away! :tongue:
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    ah

    I hardly know where Wiltshire is, sorry

    if your heart is set on one then you're going to make an effort I suspect

    there must be good shops out there surely?
     
  6. keepontriking

    keepontriking New Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Stonehenge Cycles in Salisbury is an excellent shop, run by real cyclists. They deal with Marins - I obtained a Muirwoods through them fairly recently. Service is excellent. I must admit to cheating by looking at bikes in London shops then ordering through Stonehenge.
    01722 334915

    Another is GA Cycles in Southampton which always seems to have quite a few Marins in stock. Again run by bikies and I can highly recommended them.
    02380 636648

    Regrettably neither have very good websites.
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Thanks for the info so far. Might have to take a trip up the Smoke?

    I know Stonehenge Cycles, but it's not that big a shop, is it? Might pop down there Monday and have a look anyways.
     
  8. keepontriking

    keepontriking New Member

    Location:
    Hampshire
    That's exactly what we did.
    We visited Condors, Cycle Surgery, BikeFix and several others, looking at various models and collecting advice.
    We then did the dirty trick of ordering through the local LBS (Stonehenge). It took only a few days to arrive and they also made several alterations such as rack, guards, and so on.
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I assume you must be Ringwood/Fordingbridge sort of way if you're in Hants and your LBS is in Salisbury?

    I was in my local Halfrauds last night looking at the Boardman hybrids, which seemed very nice, but for the fact that they looked like they'd been assembled by a blind monkey. You could move the fork steerer up and down in the head tube and the hydraulic lines for the brakes were twisted and kinked. The thought of riding one of these frightens me!
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Went to Stonehenge Cycles today. I wish I was mill-yunair. They had so many nice fings in there, I've never seen so much carbon fibre in one room!

    The Point Reyes and the next model down are not available 'til March. :biggrin:

    I wanted a flat barred commuter type bike, but preferred the MTB style look of 26" wheels rather than 700C ones (I must be old-fashioned). I think only Marin and Scott make these, so I'm a bit limited in choice unless I start to find some love for the bigger wheeled bikes.
     
  11. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Bike in Bristol?
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I now suspect I was told this as a way of steering me into buying something else, so Stonehenge are now off my christmas card list!

    Point Reyes is unavailable i.e. sold out for the year and the Novato is available, so they told me porky pies, mefinks.
     
  13. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    I 've had a Giant Escape M0 for a few months. I ;) everytime I open the garage door.

     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Now ya tell me!

    Have to be honest and say that I completely forgot to look at the Giant bikes. Stonehenge Cycles are a Giant dealer and they failed to mention that model despite me telling them what I was after. Becoming less impressed with them by the minute. They don't seem to know their brands all that well!
     
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    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I went in the Avon Valley Cyclery in Bath yesterday just to have a mooch around and they turned out to be a rather well stocked Marin dealer with virtually the whole range in stock! You would never guess this from their website as there's no mention of the brand as far as I can see!

    They had a 17" Point Reyes in stock, but I took a little comfort in the fact that, on closer inspection, it turned out to be a 2007 model. Still nice though. :smile: