Big Box Road Bikes with Shimano STI style shifters

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Big Box Road Bikes with Shimano STI style shifters

Postby RickM » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:57 am

Hello all,

Does anybody know a BIg Box store that sells road bicycles with a Shimano STI style shifter? Those are the ones where the brake lever also acts like the shifter (you push it right/left to change gears).

There are tons of sellers online, I would like to look at one and test-drive it. Both of my local bike shops do not have any, or are supposedly getting any any time soon.

As said, does not have to be Shimano brand, any of the other ones will do. Am planning on getting a road bike and would like to have this feature.

Thanks!
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Re: Big Box Road Bikes with Shimano STI style shifters

Postby Tomcat65 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 pm

No big box retailer I've ever seen has a road bike with a proper brake/shifter combination
But the best value I've seen is this one online:
Schwinn Phocus 1600 $400.00
This bike has a few Really good reviews on Amazon.
26lb, aluminum frame, 2x8 w/freehub and cassette, Microshift brifters, 700x23c tires
Schwinn Phocus 1600 Amazon brifters.jpg
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https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Phocus-1600-Wheels-Frame/dp/B0183SF2XU
Lots of YouTube video on this bike. It looks to me like a great low budget bike.

2 others worth mentioning:
Giordano Men's Acciao 700 cc 14-Speed from Academy Sports in high tensile steel $330.00
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/giordano-mens-acciao-700-cc-14-speed-road-bicycle#repChildCatid=3322128
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Also from Academy Sports, Takara Genkai 700c Cyclocross Bicycle $450.00
This one adds disc brakes, but has a Chromoly frame in 2 different sizes
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/takara-bikes-adults-genkai-700c-cyclocross-bicycle#repChildCatid=4128357
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Re: Big Box Road Bikes with Shimano STI style shifters

Postby dumbname » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:14 pm

IF you have a dick's sporting goods near you try there
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/ni ... yId=201123
This bike shows up as limited stock in stores around me and has the shimano claris brifters
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