|Looking for recommendations in the 1500-1600 range...||cyclejim|
Jun 7, 2002 12:55 PM
|After looking at tons of bikes in my price range and not being able to come up with a bike that both fits me and rides like I want it to, I've decided I need to throw more money at the problem. The most I want to spend is 1500-1600.
I'll be riding mainly short to med distance rides during the week (1hr or less) with med to long rides on the weekends (2-4 hrs) on mostly flat to small rolling hills. I probably will not be doing a ton of climbing except on rare occasions.
I do not plan to race right now, but could see myself entering a few races just for fun. This will mostly be an all-around kind of bike, but I do like to ride fast and am a very avid mtn and road rider & have been riding almost 4 years now.
Oh- I'm also tall 6'2 1/2, with a 35.5 inseam.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
|re: Looking for recommendations in the 1500-1600 range...||filtersweep|
Jun 7, 2002 4:09 PM
|Flame away, but that 2002 Trek 2200 with a mix of Ultegra and 105 looks pretty appetizing for an aluminum bike, if you can handle something that says "trek" on it. It doesn't have the boutique factor that a lot of other bikes have, but there is nice bang for the buck. If you see yourself "entering a few races" you probably won't want steel...|
|Check out Sampsonsports.com||Mel Erickson|
Jun 7, 2002 4:45 PM
|Click on Specials then Hot Deals. Full Dura Ace (except the BB) for $1500-$1600. 7005 alu frame, s-bend stays. Looks like just the ticket for what you describe.|| |