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Originally Posted by JohnUSA View Post


I am considering buying online, but most of the bikes on my list can be bought locally, either through my Trek store, Performance Bike in Pittsburgh, or another LBS shop that carries Fuji and Jamis.

I really want to stick to a well-respected brand.
You should check out SweetWater Bicicles near Pittsburgh then. They reopened the old Ambridge Bike Shop. They carry Jamis, Felt, Salsa, Open, 3T, Bombtrack and Surly gravel bikes and they specialize mainly in Gravel, unlike a lot of shops that have 1 or 2 models and will convince you that what they are selling is the best gravel bike. They have something like 18 or more models of gravel bikes in the shop and are great about letting you test a lot of bikes on longer rides to see what is right for you. They are really helpful and patient and they cover the spectrum from recreational gravel to pro riders. They are reakky knowledgable about gravel and are extremely helpful in helping figure out what is the right bike for how you plan to ride.
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