I totally just bought this bike.
Yesssssss. Here’s how it went down. Inventories were running low, so I decided that if I was going to get a bike, now’s the time to do it, as it would save me money in the long run. I may end up needing to borrow some money from my parents, but perhaps not. We’ll see.
I got it at Performance Bikes, and I must say, I was quite pleased with them. There was no pressure to purchase, and they didn’t make me feel like they were judging me for being a pretty new cyclist. They also didn’t try to sell me more than they needed. I went in saying that I was considering the Fuji Newest 1.0 or 2.0, but I didn’t want to buy more than I needed. The salesperson told me the 2.0 – which is the somewhat cheaper model – would be fine for my needs. (The Newest models go from 1.0-4.0.) So, on sale, it was $650, which is less than I thought I was going to spend. And, it’s really a $1000 bike, but yay for year-end sales!!
It’s not *quite* as aesthetically pleasing as the 1.0, but I feel more comfortable with the amount of money I spent. Also, Performance Bikes offers free lifetime adjustments on any new bikes purchased at their stores. Sweet deal!
Turns out my frame size was an xsmall, not just a small. (Unless they’re specifically marked as women’s models, road bikes are generally sized for men. Yay, male-dominated sport!) I test road an xsmall in the 1.0, and it was a great fit. They had to order it online to get that frame size in the 2.0, and *there were only five left*. That sealed the deal. So, I paid for it today, and they said they should get it later this week, then they’re going to build it up and give me a call.
Oh! Also, on the bike path today, I once again saw The Piano Peddler. Today he was actually playing the keyboard *while* riding. I also saw a fellow riding along writing on a notepad while riding. He, however, was swerving ALL over the bike path. Impressive, dude, but NOT cool!