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First Road Bike(4 posts)

First Road BikeMiggy
Jun 2, 2001 12:40 PM
Looking at my first road bike, planning to tour and start racing a bit. Looking for something well under $1000, such as the Trek 1000 or 1200, or Giant OCR 2. Any comments/suggestions are appreciated.
re: First Road Bikenutmegger
Jun 2, 2001 4:07 PM
If you intend to start racin I think you should consider either a) buying used or b) saving up a little more to increase your budget. Don't know about the Giant but the Trek 1200 is a decent frame which unfortunately is equipped with Sora which means it would be tough to race. You can't shift from the drops. If you insist on staying under a G then consider the Specialized Allez A1 which is equipped with 105. The frame doesn't look to be as sexy as the Trek but it might be the best compromise for racing/touring.
oopsnutmegger
Jun 2, 2001 6:51 PM
sorry, meant to say Tiagra vice 105. I had an older model in my head. the group does give you ability to shift from drops although it's not meant/targeted for racing.
re: First Road BikeMiggy
Jun 2, 2001 8:05 PM
All right, I didn't realize that with Sora you had to be above the drops, but now that you mention it, that's good point. I will take a look at the Specialized. Thanks