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Beginner needing advice(9 posts)

Beginner needing adviceimsuper68
Oct 29, 2003 3:54 PM
I have now made the transition from avid mt. biker to the road. I am looking to get a good bike on a college student's budget! I have been doing my homework and hearing positive things about the Trek 1000 as a good starting point. Could anyone make any more recomendations? Thanks in advanced!!
re: Beginner needing advicelotterypick
Oct 29, 2003 4:27 PM
I got my wife a Giant OCR1. Has nice parts and looks to be something she could use if she got more serious.

Comes with clipless pedals, aero wheels and was sort of light. Mix of Giant brand stuff (fork, seat post, etc), but did have 105 front derailleur and ultegra rear and shifters. the brakes are some other brand and the triple crank is truative. seems pretty good for $900. check it out.
That was my rec. Giant is ...Live Steam
Oct 29, 2003 4:31 PM
great value right out of the box. You might want to look at the new Lemonds too.
That was my rec. Giant is ...russw19
Oct 29, 2003 6:37 PM
I agree... Giant makes some nice mid-line bikes. Also, I have seen a couple of the new Lemond Aluminium bikes.. they are pretty nice for the money. We have a few at the shop I work at, but I haven't taken any of them out to ride yet.

look at Leader Bikeinnergel
Oct 30, 2003 7:59 AM
Full Ultegra for $950 or so. That's a good price for a decent frame with Ultegra and a mish-mash of other components. The other components can be upgraded one at a time a lot less expensively than a full groupo.

Check the Hot Deals section of this site for the link to the Leader Bike store.
re: Beginner needing advicerdbike
Oct 29, 2003 6:35 PM
I was just surfing around for your request and saw this KHS.
re: Beginner needing adviceimsuper68
Oct 29, 2003 8:18 PM
Thanks to all the responses! I'll definitly check out some of these on my quest for a decent bike!!
re: Beginner needing adviceorange_julius
Oct 30, 2003 10:18 AM
I have a Trek 1000 for commuting... the frame is harsh,
although the overall value is okay. I would save up a
little more money and try to get a Giant OCR3. The frame
is much better, and it's full Sora instead of part Sora
part Trek componentry.

Plus if you're used to mountain bikes, compact geometry
frames might help you get used to the handling.

Good luck and have fun!
re: Beginner needing advicepecangap
Nov 3, 2003 5:21 AM
Everytime I compare bikes in shops; I find I can get better deals on ebay - even ob new bikes. There are lots of brands of new bikes on ebay all the time. I purchased my son a Motobecane with same specs as a Trek 1000 -- and both are made in the same factory in Taiwan - and the ebay puchase saved me $300.