seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

Post by David Windhors » Tue, 09 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I have a friend, who did a 1:56 at Memphis a couple weeks ago, who rides
one and prefers it to a QR with near-identical numbers.  His name is

David

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/8374/  click on a month

 
 
 

seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

Post by HowardS » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I went to the bike store (toga, in Manhattan) this weekend with an eye toward
either a Felt, Softride or perhaps Kestrel.

After speaking with the general manager, he had me take a look at his bike -- a
Land Shark. He couldn't stop speaking of the virtues of Land Shark, claiming
that it far exceeded the performance of the above three.

Evidently Land Shark's are custom made, built to order, with framesets starting
in the area of $1,200. They can be built in either tri or road geometry's, and
are built to the exact specifications of the purchaser.

It was an extremely convinving sales pitch, but my question is -- has anyone
ever heard of Land Shark before? IF so, please let me know your
opinions/thoughts/suggestions.

Thanks much in advance,

--Howard S

 
 
 

seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

Post by Rick Denn » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I've heard of Land Sharks, they have a good rep. But so do a lot of
other bikes in that price range. The big advantage is the custom
fit--as long as you need a bike with a custom fit.

If you are going to spend the bucks for a custom frame, you should be
able to have serious one-on-one with the builder hisself. A dealer may
broker the deal, but don't order a custom frame from a distance. If
you pay for the custom service, make sure you get the custom service.


Quote:
>I went to the bike store (toga, in Manhattan) this weekend with an eye toward
>either a Felt, Softride or perhaps Kestrel.

>After speaking with the general manager, he had me take a look at his bike -- a
>Land Shark. He couldn't stop speaking of the virtues of Land Shark, claiming
>that it far exceeded the performance of the above three.

>Evidently Land Shark's are custom made, built to order, with framesets starting
>in the area of $1,200. They can be built in either tri or road geometry's, and
>are built to the exact specifications of the purchaser.

>It was an extremely convinving sales pitch, but my question is -- has anyone
>ever heard of Land Shark before? IF so, please let me know your
>opinions/thoughts/suggestions.

>Thanks much in advance,

>--Howard S

Rick Denney
Take what you want and leave the rest.

 
 
 

seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

Post by Doug Krau » Thu, 02 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Two guys in my club (Sonoma Mountain Triathletes: Sonoma County, CA) have them and
both love them. I don't know any more than that, but they are both a whole hell of
a lot better riders than I am.

Quote:

> I went to the bike store (toga, in Manhattan) this weekend with an eye toward
> either a Felt, Softride or perhaps Kestrel.

> After speaking with the general manager, he had me take a look at his bike -- a
> Land Shark. He couldn't stop speaking of the virtues of Land Shark, claiming
> that it far exceeded the performance of the above three.

> Evidently Land Shark's are custom made, built to order, with framesets starting
> in the area of $1,200. They can be built in either tri or road geometry's, and
> are built to the exact specifications of the purchaser.

> It was an extremely convinving sales pitch, but my question is -- has anyone
> ever heard of Land Shark before? IF so, please let me know your
> opinions/thoughts/suggestions.

> Thanks much in advance,

> --Howard S

 
 
 

seeking bike advice -- Land Shark?

Post by Terry Thi » Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:00:00

They are very good steel frames.  If you like steel (I don't) they would
be an excellent choice.  For the price of any of the bikes you mention you
could get a Lightspeed and be done with it.  Lasts forever and all the
advantages of the bikes you mention with none of the disadvantages and
corrosion proof to boot.
-Terry


Quote:

> Two guys in my club (Sonoma Mountain Triathletes: Sonoma County, CA)
have them and
> both love them. I don't know any more than that, but they are both a
whole hell of
> a lot better riders than I am.


> > I went to the bike store (toga, in Manhattan) this weekend with an eye
toward
> > either a Felt, Softride or perhaps Kestrel.

> > After speaking with the general manager, he had me take a look at his
bike -- a
> > Land Shark. He couldn't stop speaking of the virtues of Land Shark, claiming
> > that it far exceeded the performance of the above three.

> > Evidently Land Shark's are custom made, built to order, with framesets
starting
> > in the area of $1,200. They can be built in either tri or road
geometry's, and
> > are built to the exact specifications of the purchaser.

> > It was an extremely convinving sales pitch, but my question is -- has anyone
> > ever heard of Land Shark before? IF so, please let me know your
> > opinions/thoughts/suggestions.

> > Thanks much in advance,

> > --Howard S