Which is a better bike?
and how many gears is this one?
I'm looking for a bike to ride somewhat long distances. Something good enough for a 300 mile ride. I'm not a complete serious rider but do enjoy riding about every other night Thanks!
- Terrence BLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The Grand Record is the better bike. It has a better component group eventhough both are 27 speeds.
- 1 decade ago
Check this website -
They sell the same (and more options) bikes I beleive
They are owned by the same company as Motobecane use & Botecchia USA bikes also on Ebay.
Some are only sold on ebay....that's just ho they do it.
I you want a place you can call and ask questions - look up www.cyclespectrum.com store in Houston on 1960 - I beleive they will answer questions about those bikes -
Cycle spectrum and bikesdirect.com share some of the same owners and staff.
My wife has a Windsor Willow from them. It was really inexpensive and worth what we paid.
They also sell mercier road bikes - Ahhh ....steel.
If you have not riden a steel road bike.....you should check it out....before you make a decision.
a smoother ride kinda like carbon - but not as expensive and steel is indestructible.
and check out bikes at
they have local stores in some cities too.
If you are not ridiing in a pack or with a team / pace line - Add clip on aero bars.....for our 300 mile ride - you will be glad you did. in a pace line they can get you a broken collar bone if you are not very experienced.
- betotron donLv 71 decade ago
enjoy the moment...comfort is key to the 300 miler...go alluminum