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Help me find a bike(9 posts)

Help me find a bikeChris CO
Jun 12, 2002 3:55 PM
Hey guys and girls I need some advice on a road bike. I MTB all the time but want something for the road. Im 5' 9 and 165. I would like something in the 1000-1200$ range with a low enough gear do do alot of climbing. If somebody can recomend a few to try out for me that would be great. Also those of you here who also mountain bike is it worth it to also have a road bike or should I just stick with slicks on my mtb when I want to get out of the dirt? Can a road bikr in my price range offer a big advantage over a mtb? Thank
re: Help me find a bikeCarbon fiber fanatik
Jun 12, 2002 4:00 PM
Can't help you much with a purchase. All I can say about that is reasearch ur pants off. As far as being a mtn biker? Go for it..! Long road rides do wonders for endurance. I ride both mtn and road, each one having it's own place in cycling.
re: Help me find a bikelaffeaux
Jun 12, 2002 4:05 PM
There are lot of bikes out there, try as many as you can and get the one that fits best. Fit on a road bike is much more important that a MTB.

As far as "is it worth it" goes... A MTB and a road bike are completely different. A road bike hadles quicker, is much faster, and is geared a lot higher. I ride both, and enjoy both, but they are very different activities. Road cycling will help your mountain biking a lot. And a mountain bike with slicks is not a road bike. You'll be impressed with the speed on your first test ride.
re: Help me find a bikewhacker
Jun 12, 2002 4:08 PM
I recently got addicted to Road, coming from MTB(still into it). I am loving it. I went all out and got a bike made to size. I really enjoy steel bikes. I went with the Columbus Foco tubing, Carbon front,Centaur grouppo and Ambrosio excellence wheels. My wife has a Trek 2200 which should be in your price range. I really believe that you should not go too cheap, because if you end up with a piece of junk it might just turn you off Road all together.
cheers
re: Help me find a bikeChris CO
Jun 12, 2002 4:31 PM
Thanks for the replies. Since Im in no real hurry I will be sure to get a bike that fits right. I will check into the trek. Can anyone else think of another good value bike for me to look into. One more question. I would assume road bike dont come with peddals? If not will my mtb peddals thread on? Thanks again.
re: Help me find a bikewhacker
Jun 12, 2002 4:41 PM
Depending on how expensive the bike is. Pay more for the bike and you don't get peddles, pay less and you end up with peddles. My wifes Trek came with pedals. And yes your MTB pedals will fit the Road bike. I bought Speedplay's for my bike, takes a bit to get used to the" walking on ice feeling" but I love them(lots of play)
Good luck
re: Help me find a bikeCarbon fiber fanatik
Jun 12, 2002 4:42 PM
you may want to consider a scattante.. not a big name, but an awesome deal on a good bike. I have a zonal frameset that I bought after a fair amount of research. Love the frame. Stick with at least shimano 105 components and yes, your mtb pedals will work fine on your road bike..
good luck..! Oh yeah.. www.supergo.com for info on the scat.
mtb pedalslaffeaux
Jun 12, 2002 5:39 PM
Suprisingly most of the mid-range Trek road bikes come with mountain pedals. Yours will work fine, and you might end up with a new set too.
Give this a look, no better deal unless you work at a shop.sievers11
Jun 12, 2002 7:53 PM
http://gvhbikes.com/specials.html

Viner Competition bicycles w/Shimano Ultegra 9spd STI...$1295

Cannondale - $1225. - CAAD3, royal blue, Ultegra 9spd - 50cm, 52cm, 53cm, 54cm, 55cm, 56cm, 57cm