Jul 13, 2001 5:40 PM
|I'm 16 and thinking about starting to cycle. I pretty sure I want a Trek to start out on, but i'm wondering whether I should get a 2200 or something a little cheaper to start out on. I can get a year 2000 2200 for about $1,250. Let me know what you think.|
|re: Trek 2200||GTrider215|
Jul 13, 2001 6:44 PM
|u dont need something that expensive to start at on if your 16 unless you really have the money. i just started and i got a 1000 its really nice, just get some clipless pedals for it and you'll be set,|
|re: Trek 2200||ALLEN|
Jul 13, 2001 9:20 PM
|I'm 16 and I have a Trek 1000 too. I agree about what GTrider said, Get a 1000.
My plan: I would buy an entry level bike, use that until I improved a lot, then save up & buy a top of the line bike. I know saving up for a $3,500-$4,000 bike is not easy.
I didn't want to start off with an average bike, ($1,100-$2500) and not notice a difference when I got a really expensive bike.
|There are alternatives . . .||DCW|
Jul 14, 2001 6:48 AM
|My fourteen-year-old son started riding seriously about two years ago with a very nice used bike (Specialized Allez Pro) for only $450, although he had a larger budget he could have spent. He later upgraded it with some nicer wheels. Having saved his money, he is about to order his dream bike, appropriately a new Colnago Dream Plus w/Chorus for about $1500, saving about $300 by using his old wheels and saddle.
In case you're wondering, he will order his new bike either from Sdeals or Maestro. Since you are new to the road, before you buy or order any bike, make sure that you know what will fit well.