Charge Juicer Hi 2010 or Genesis Equilibrium 20 2011

by Goodtwist   November 4, 2010  

Hello folks,

I'm having a hard time deciding which one of those two bikes, Charge Juicer Hi 2010 or Genesis Equilibrium 20 2011, is the "better" one.

I need a winter training bike (mudguards) so I Initially narrowed my choice to the Equilibrium. However, I noticed that the Juicer also dropped in price and now both bikes cost almost the same.

Well, not really: Juicer costs € 1,032 with shipping and I could buy it with credit card. This has the advantage that I could immidatelly order the bike.

The Equilibrium amounts to € 1,375 without shipping and I'd probably need to transfer money via on-line banking. This means that I'd have to wait till December untill I'd have the necessary money.

My sympathies are still in favour of the Equilibrium, it gives me a solid impression. The Juicer on the other hand has a touch of a "cheapo". Both bikes are equipped with Shimano 105, however.

I'm really not a hardcore biker, just to keep my fitness, but I nevertheless love beautiful and well working things.

Please help me to decide.

Cheers,

Goodtwist

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MWAAHAHAHAHAHA. A bike for €1,032 is a cheapo!

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posted by timlennon [226 posts]
4th November 2010 - 15:46

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Cheapo is a bit harsh but i get what you mean, the pics of them dont exactly make it look as good as the Genesis. I think the straight fork and the graphics are totally at odds with the mudguards and horizontal toptube, deffinatley looks like it was designed by a graphic designer not a rider. Still, im sure its a very good bike, but if i got one id throw a curved carbon fork and some silver SKS guards on there straight away.

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posted by STATO [399 posts]
4th November 2010 - 16:04

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lol, don't get me wrong here: I don't think € 1,000 is cheap.

It's only that the Juicer LOOKS a bit like a cheapo.

Hope that clarifies it Wink

posted by Goodtwist [18 posts]
4th November 2010 - 16:20

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As a biased Genesis Equilibrium rider, I can recommend the Genesis Equilibrium. Big Grin

Both got good reviews on here, the Genesis probably nicks it for me even with my impartial hat on but the charge is good value. you won't go far wrong with either tbh.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7021 posts]
4th November 2010 - 16:55

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Juicer Mid it is then.

€ 800.00 incl. shipping is an offer I couldn't reject. Now comes the happy time of expecting the bike Big Grin

posted by Goodtwist [18 posts]
5th November 2010 - 20:32

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have fun with it, I'm sure you will Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7021 posts]
5th November 2010 - 23:51

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Thanks mate

posted by Goodtwist [18 posts]
6th November 2010 - 17:25

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