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Old 06-26-20, 09:20 PM
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New to the forum and looking to purchase a cruzer


I'm new to the forum and expect after a long wait to have 2 options on a new Mens Beach Cruzer

$350 from Amazon for a Firmstrong Mens 3 speed
that requires assembly - arriving late July

or a

$650 Specialized Crossroads 2.0
put together by a professional bike store

are they of similar quality or are they apples and oranges

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My only comment would be I would never buy a bike or or like it without riding it first. Roger

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I donít even know what a Firmstrong is. Iíd stay away from Amazon bikes and the build from a quality shop on a better brand will be the much better choice.
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Specialized Crossroads most definitely.
I love my Electras , but I think Specialized bikes are a step above Electras in quality.
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Yes, get the Crossroads. Spending the extra money only hurts once.
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Two different bikes. Crossroads is a hybrid, better for longer/commute ride. Firmstrong is a cruiser with a more relaxed, around town type of ride.
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