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Best Road Bike for $900- $1000?(7 posts)

Best Road Bike for $900- $1000?thanksmikey
Jul 17, 2003 12:49 PM
looking to buy a new road bike very soon. which do you think is the best for around $1000? thanks!
Surly Pacer?gtx
Jul 17, 2003 1:09 PM
The frame/fork is about $350. A good/creative shop could probably build you up something pretty cool for $1000. That's what I'd get new for that price, anyway. You don't give much info about yourself or what you're looking for, though... I assume you've checked out Giant, Lemond, Bianchi, etc., and the latest crazy deals from Supergo. And of course you might consider used...
re: Best Road Bike for $900- $1000?cyclopathic
Jul 17, 2003 1:15 PM
there're many bikes to choose from it really depends what you're looking for. steel? Al? centuries? touring? commuting? racing?
Bianchi Imola, 2002js5280
Jul 17, 2003 2:06 PM
or is it B-Yankee ala Phil ;-) Girlfriend managed to find a Imola, steel (631 I think) w/ 105 components at $1k. Only downside is threaded stem and CXP33 wheels but you have to cut some corners at that price. Beautiful bike though. The 2003 is threadless but another hundred or two more. Jamis and Giant are other good value bikes at that price point. Probably won't be able to get Ultegra at that price without cutting big corners with frame quality. Usually better to get a good quality frame and upgrade the components as they wear out. Best advice is good ride a bunch at that price range and see what you like and seems like the best value to you.
The one I bought on Ebay!wink
Jul 17, 2003 3:20 PM
Specialized S Works Frame
Dura Ace Drive Train
Dura Ace Break Levers
Ultegra Brake Calipers
Carbon Fork
Carbon Seat Post
Ritchey OCR Wheelset
for $1,300!

Looks and ride brand new!

Do your homework, communicate with seller, and good luck!
depends on the type of riding you plan on doing.niteschaos
Jul 17, 2003 6:45 PM
I'd get the Felt F65 or F55 and have money left over for entry fees and gas money to go to the races.
re: Best Road Bike for $900- $1000?mxtater9
Jul 18, 2003 3:00 AM
I bought a Fuji Roubaix from bikesdirect.com for $895 and they shipped it to me for free. It's a x fusion frame with a carbon fork full 105 group with a tripple crankset, Ritchey wheels,bar and stem it weighs 18.6 lbs and I love mine, best bike and buy for the money. I have ridden it 700 miles since May and I haven't had any problems so far, the seats fairly comfortable also.