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Which bike????(8 posts)

Which bike????newridr
May 22, 2003 6:52 PM
OK, I'm a newbie to the road bike arena. I've been mtbing for years, but finally want to hit the road and do some real fast and long rides. Looking for a full bike in the $2k range. Besides the obvious suspects like the C'dale R1000, the Specialized Allez Comp 27, and the Giant TCR1, what should I be looking at?? I'm looking for a bike with Ultegra and some decent wheels. Any suggestions for bike brands that I may be overlooking??

I really appreciate any ideas from the experts here.

you should be riding the plastic fantasticDrone 5200
May 22, 2003 7:47 PM
do yourself a favor and test ride the Trek 5200.
agreed, but also try other bikes...jtferraro
May 22, 2003 8:05 PM
Lemond, Klein & others. You'll learn that "fit" and how you feel on the bike, is most important!

agreed, but also try other bikes...dtufts
May 22, 2003 8:40 PM
I think that 2K is a lot of dough. Go ahead and peddle the heck out of a lot of different bikes at your local shops. They'll let you. You'll find one you like. Come back with a more refined list is a couple of weeks.
May 23, 2003 6:11 AM
I appreciate the feedback. It seems like most of the LBS' around here (Summit, NJ) carry the same stuff. I am looking to maximize that buying dollar so maybe I have to travel a bit further. Now it's just a matter of test riding a few different models. Thanks for the input and I'll let you know what I end up with.
May 23, 2003 6:47 AM
Buenos Aires or Zurich. At that price point, they are the first bikes I think of, and they've made many a long-distance roadie happy.
May 23, 2003 7:17 AM
I agree with the Lemond. I just bought the Zurich. Great bike!!! I had a $2000 limit. paid $1600 for the bike and with the extra was able to get new Sidi's, speedplay pedals, Fizik Aliante seat (best seat I've ever sat on...very comfortable), Flight Deck computer, and some other small misc. things.

Definitly look into the Lemonds.

Ray C
Lemond, Marin, Jamis, Bianchi (nm)geeker
May 23, 2003 7:15 AM