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Second Road Bike?(3 posts)

Second Road Bike?DL Lawrence
Nov 28, 2002 5:48 AM
Hey all- I'm new at Road Cycling, and just found this page-great place! I got into road cycling with a GT ZR 4.0. Now, after about 10 months, it seems I have a case of shiny metal fever for a better bike. I don't race, but try to ride about 100 miles a week. Is there a general consensus of opinion on bikes in the $1,500- $2,000 range? I would appreciate any suggestions on bikes in this price range. Is it better to select a frame, and have one built with the components of your choice? Or purchase one fully built? I saw a Litespeed Hyperion the other day, which I really liked. Thanks in advance for your help!
re: Second Road Bike?benja15
Nov 28, 2002 9:34 AM
the sky is the limit on how much you want to spend

working with a shop to select your parts and custimize fit can have great results but can be coslty
looking for prebuilt bike that fits correctly is a great option which you can always switch out some part on if you prefer

since you want a quality bike look for a full ultegra groupo, carbon fork, good wheelset, ect. which probably puts you closer to the 2000 range which is a good amount to spend its worth it if your into biking
-its makes you feel cool to ride some good stuff and you will never be sorry you spent more money
You need at least two, but not clones of each otherSilverback
Nov 29, 2002 8:35 AM
I have three, just because as I upgraded, the old ones weren't worth enough to justify the time and hassle of selling them. One thing that's worth considering is to have more than one, but set them up differently: Maybe one semi-racer, one with fat tires and a triple chainring, one with flat or mustache bars. Or turn one into a singlespeed. You can still use them all for general riding, and it makes a nice change to switch around.