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Here from mtb review......but i want a road bike(9 posts)

Here from mtb review......but i want a road bikeTaggart
Aug 27, 2001 7:48 PM
I like to mountain bike a lot, but can never get out. What do u guys reccomend for a road bike? I really don;t want to spend a lot of cash. Thanks. (ps. a friend of mine said he would sell m his fuji...i said i didn't want his camera but he assured me it is his bike)
Welcome back from the dark side....PdxMark
Aug 27, 2001 7:59 PM
As you know from Mtn biking, it all depends on your budget and your intended use. Fit is amazingly important. The answer varies radically if your budget is $2500 or $1000. Read through the reviews section of this site for some really good insights. Good luck.
re: Here from mtb review......but i want a road bikesteveuk
Aug 27, 2001 8:08 PM
i'm just like you - i just got a racer on ebay for $80 and it's a beauty. needs a bit of attention but nothing serious. if i don't like the position or something there's no expensive bike sitting doing nothing!
a RACER for $80????alex the engineer
Aug 28, 2001 5:18 AM
it's either a piece of junk, or a basket case, for that price! I've seen single-speed schwinns going for more than that on ebay! Please, send us a pic! This might be entertaining.
it was actually $45 before postage - i'll upload a pic 4 all...steveuk
Aug 28, 2001 6:13 PM
u bad bad evil guys that think this is funny.
This racer is a beauty! Made in France cica Bernard Hinault years.
u stop laughin long enough u will realise that $2,000 u spent at the cycle shop would have been better spent on the ebay!

pic uploading to er bike section now.
one word - cyclocrossbadabill
Aug 28, 2001 5:39 AM
Ditto that. A cyclocross bike can do just about anything. Buy 2 sets of wheels, 1 road and 1 dirt. You can commute to work, throw a rack on it and tour, or bomb down the singletrack. And you can pick up some nice ones for less than a grand. I will never understand why more people dont consider cross bikes for their ride, they are very versatile. IMHO if you can have only 1 road bike a cross is the only way to go.
re: Here from mtb review......but i want a road bikeVelocipedio
Aug 28, 2001 4:47 AM
Don't be intimidated by the difference between road and MTB. They're just bikes.

Be prepared to spend around $1000 US for an new entry-level road bike. Look for bikes equipped with Shimano 105 or Campagnolo Veloce components -- these are about on par with the LX MTB group, though that might cost you a bit more than $1000. Unlike MTBs, which are almost never made of steel these days, road bikes are very often made of steel or [in the $1000 range] aluminum.

Fuji [http://www.fujibikes.com/] makes some very good bikes. But be VERY sure that whatever bike you buy fits you properly. Fit is even more important for a road bike than it is for an MTB. A good deal on a bike that doesn't fit is a waste of money.

Some good entry-level road bikes in the $1000-$1200 price range are...

Gian OCR1, Specialized Allez Sport, Marin Verona, Univega Modo Volare, Fuji Roubaix...

If I had to pick a favourite from the list, it would be the Univega Modo Volare. Great bang for the buck. A nice steel frame, carbon fork, Campagnolo Daytona components... Sweet ride.

But don't take my word, or anyone else's word, for it. Get to a bikes shop and try a whole lot of bikes. Be prepared to spend time on this project. The investment in time will pay off with a great bike that you love to ride.
re: Here from mtb review......but i want a road bikearriere_de_peleton
Aug 28, 2001 5:28 AM
Me & my wife just did what you are currently doing. We did a lot of research and tested a lot of bikes. Giant OCR1, Specialized Allez, Trek 2000, Lemond, but we ended up with the Cannondale r500 and couldn't be happier. For me, it just fit and felt better than the others. And, like a bunch of people already said here, fit is the most important thing.

Oh, and you won't believe how fast and far you'll fly once off the clunky MTB.
I want my arriere back, please. (nm)peloton
Aug 28, 2001 7:12 PM
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