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good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Hi, I'm looking for a bicycle but I can't decide on the model. I am leaning towards a road racing bike but something more adaptable to road/gravel would be better.

I've recently seen an ad on Ochner Sport and decided to go to a local shop to check the bikes. I really like the CUBE 62 racer, they had only the 53 frame size which was ok but I guess a bit larger size would be better. On the cube web site I have found that they have only 53 or 56 sizes of this bike and they say that my size fits in between those two

Next I have tried Scott Addict 56, 54, and 52. Indeed 56 and 54 seemed OK but 54 was more "right".

Well it's really hard to shed a few thousands if I'm not convinced that I'm making the right purchase. I have my eye also on Merida SILEX 7000.

Speaking about bikes I'm interested in, I think I'm mostly interested in road racing bike but maybe I could like to have a bit wider tires if I'll find the road bike too limiting, but max 700x35. I am definitely not looking for VTT with 40 or 45 wide tires, so any brand could do provided it's a good quality bike.

I would really love to go to a shop where I could test drive the bike to judge the size fit, etc before buying. Unfortunately all the shops around I contacted don't really have the bikes on stock.
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Old 09.04.2021, 18:48
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

There is certainly a trend towards gravel / cyclocross bikes and they do make a lot of sense for a lot of Swiss bike trails. If I was going to replace my road bike I would probably go that way.

Sorry, can't help on the shops - I'm in Zurich.
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Why not go and try some recycled and refurbished bikes?

You can travel up to the mountain village of St Croix, to get amazing views of the Alps, and have a magical walk to Chasseron perhaps. There is a lovely train up from Yverdon, or a scenic drive from Lausanne.

This shop also takes donations of bikes people don't use to refurbish professionally for re-sale. Brilliant. If interested I shall look up their link.
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Yeah, definitely interested!

I was looking at ricardo, ebay, and facebook but honestly I just go tired scrolling through too small, too big or junk overpriced bicycles.

My ideal bike would be less than 9 kg, hydraulic brakes. I could also consider something just ~10kg with V-breaks but only up to 500chf if all the rest overall is top quality. Unfortunately the second part filters out most of the second-hand listings.


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Why not go and try some recycled and refurbished bikes?

You can travel up to the mountain village of St Croix, to get amazing views of the Alps, and have a magical walk to Chasseron perhaps. There is a lovely train up from Yverdon, or a scenic drive from Lausanne.

This shop also takes donations of bikes people don't use to refurbish professionally for re-sale. Brilliant. If interested I shall look up their link.
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Can't find the link right now. I see there is a second hand bike shop in Yverdon too.
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Couldn't find anything via google maps either. Thanks anyway!

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Can't find the link right now. I see there is a second hand bike shop in Yverdon too.
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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Look at their Facebook page

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Re: good bike shop near Lausanne to try a bike?

Chf 500 doesn't get you much bike these days.
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Chf 500 doesn't get you much bike these days.
I thought about getting one of these to throw about the trails with the kids..

They even have a cheaper version

Not sure I would trust either at 80mk/h downhill right enough..
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