The Flite 500 is more than twice the price of the entry-level Flite 220. And it is more than twice the bike! You get a much lighter frame that consists of an aluminum main triangle with carbon seat stays and chain stays. The fork is also carbon fiber. The drivetrain steps up to a Shimano Tiagra/105 mix for smooth, timely shifts. The performance improvement going from a $600 bike to a $1,200 bike is much bigger than the gain you get from $2,000 to $4,000!
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