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entry level road bike(9 posts)

entry level road bikecyclepath
Oct 16, 2003 9:05 PM
Can anyone recomend a good entry level road bike for a good price.
excuse the apathy on this bored...Steve_0
Oct 17, 2003 7:20 AM
You're probably better off because some of their definitions of 'entry level' wouldnt match your own.

It really depends on what you consider 'good', but look into the Trek 1000 and Cannondale 500. Both are exceptional values, IMO.
how much $ and what are you going to do with it? nmDougSloan
Oct 17, 2003 7:24 AM
Jamis - good quality, great parts spec, excellent value.BowWow
Oct 17, 2003 8:52 AM
Entry level components include Shimano Sora or Tiagra, I would suggest a steel frame over aluminum - low-priced alu tends to ride a bit rough...

Do a lot of research on the wheels, which are the most important component. You want strength and as light as possible.

I would highly recommend going with a used bike. I picked up an older Specialized Sirrus (steel frame, "race" geometry) for 230.00 on ebay earlier this summer. It was a great ride!

Good Luck! Read this board a lot for all kinds of tips!
Other choices;KG 361
Oct 17, 2003 9:00 AM
Fuji and Raleigh. Both have decent bikes for under 1K. Might want to check out used as well.
Or this;KG 361
Oct 17, 2003 9:04 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3629461235&category=7298
Several sizes available. Ultegra for less than a grand? Sounds like a deal to me.
Yeah, I've heard good things about Leader... nmBowWow
Oct 17, 2003 9:08 AM
If you can ride a 54cm.... (sorry guys)funknuggets
Oct 17, 2003 9:14 AM
I got one for ya. Check classifieds for my Fondriest.

Chris
Fuji Teamdgangi
Oct 17, 2003 4:46 PM
I just bought the 2003 Fuji Team for $995 -- full Ultegra, full carbon fork (including the steerer), all Ritchey Pro components, Ritchey Aero Pro wheels, the works. It's a flyweight at 16.7 pounds and it rides GREAT. The original retail price was about $1600, so the $995 I paid is an absolute bargain.

I bought this from Cycle Spectrum in Phoenix. I do not know where else you can buy these. On-line shops may have a few. Check out bikesdirect.com.

Thx...Doug