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Beginner bike suggestions?(4 posts)

Beginner bike suggestions?ronniedee
Jul 11, 2002 5:37 PM
I am currently a mountain biker interested in moving into road biking. Budget is $1000 or less. I think I would get better value by going with a used bike, but fear getting a bad fit, since I don't really know how to properly size them yet.

Any recommendations on bikes I should consider. Thanks for your help!
Some thoughts...cydswipe
Jul 11, 2002 5:59 PM
I was in the same boat you are. Check out the classifiied section of this site if you know what you are looking for. The sizing issue is a can of worms on this board. The best way to find your fit is to go to the LBS and test ride. If you buy from them, great. If you use them to further your knowledge on a quest for an internet deal, well, that's your business. $1000 is a good starting point. You have limited options as far as big name bikes, like "Trek", new. I would check out Colorado Cyclist or Abici, the link for Abici is on the homepage for this site. I know they both have complete bikes with Shimano 105 at least. Good luck!!
re: Beginner bike suggestions?akatdog
Jul 11, 2002 7:35 PM
Look at colorado cyclists web page they have a good section on how to size and fit a bike but your best bet is to visit your local bike shop LBS and try them out.
re: Beginner bike suggestions?dealy663
Jul 12, 2002 7:41 AM
I heard that Supergo was having a sale on the LeMonde Buenos Airies (sp?) for $1000. If you can pick up one of those at that price you would be doing yourself a big favor. Even if they have one of their Scattante 853 Steel bikes at that price range you would be doing well. If you keep your eyes open you can sometimes find a good deal for $1000.