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Lightest Bike for $1000?(8 posts)

Lightest Bike for $1000?thanksmikey
Jul 18, 2003 2:19 PM
i'm looking to buy a new road bike for $1000.I wanted to know how light they get at this price range? any help would be appreciated! thanks!
Wrong question!!!Kerry Irons
Jul 18, 2003 3:43 PM
You should be thinking about the quality of build, the fit, the component mix, company reputation, geometry, etc. Weight is a very minor issue, particularly at this price point.
Buy the bike that fit's the best. FORGET about weight.... nmDave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 3:44 PM
Sorry if I came across harsh....Dave Hickey
Jul 18, 2003 6:27 PM
If you're new to road cycling and looking for a new bike, weight is the last thing you should be worried about. If the bike doesn't fit, you won't enjoy your experience. $1000 will buy a nice bike but do yourself a favor, go to a local bike shop and try out several different bikes. Buy the one that fit's you the best...
*assuming* fit,DougSloan
Jul 18, 2003 4:05 PM
Yes, the bike should fit, just as much as your shoes, shorts, shirt, gloves, helmet, etc., should.

For a new bike around $1,000, I think you can get around 19-20 pounds. $1,500-$2,000 might get you 18 pounds. About $5,000 can get you 15 pounds.

Doug
You can build a very light SS/Fixed for that priceLC
Jul 18, 2003 4:36 PM
Without deraileurs, sti shifters/cable, extra chainrings and cogs it will be very light, plus you save money for a nice set of lightweight wheels ;)
Litespeed Tricycle... weighs 4 lbs... costs $800.... nmrussw19
Jul 18, 2003 7:23 PM
Fuji Roubaixmxtater9
Jul 19, 2003 4:22 AM
I bought a fuji Roubaix 2 months ago for $895 from Bikesdirect.com and they shipped it free. I love it so far I have ridden it almost 700 miles and haven't had the first problem yet. Specs. 18.6 lbs, full 105 group, ritchy wheels, bar and stem. triple crank and a carbon fork