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06-09-07, 03:12 PM
Thinking of getting a new bike. Anyone have any feedback on the Trek 1000?
06-09-07, 03:55 PM
How long have you been riding, what's your budget, and what are your goals in the next 2 years?
06-09-07, 04:19 PM
I have been riding about three months now. I used to ride about 10 years back, but dropped to the wayside when the kids were babies. I am back into it now and training for my Livestrong Challenge - Austin where I will be doing my first century ride. Ride right now 3-4 times a week 20-40 miles a ride mixing in some interval training and some hill climbing (well for the one hill in Florida, lucky I live close to it). My over all goal is to stay active in riding and maybe next year attemp a Triathalon. Riding for fun and fitness, I have shed 34 pounds riding and eating right. Now at a riding weight of 171. I am looking at the Trek 1000 or the Trek 1500, If I can swing the extra money I might go for the 1500. Just depends. The wife wants me to get something I want so I don't have to upgrade again too soon.
06-09-07, 04:35 PM
Sounds like you have some pretty solid goals. Personally, I think the 1000 would suit you well for a year or two, and then you'd probably want to start looking for something else. Doing it right the second time just costs more in the long run, so I would try to see what you can afford, and go from there. Go to some bike shops, test ride some bikes, and see what you like and don't like.
Between the two though, I'd definitely go with the 1500.
06-09-07, 04:55 PM
You may also want to look into the LeMond Reno, it is spec'd out almost the same and when I bought mine was a lot cheaper than the 1500. The geometry is different, so that will have to be something that you look at.
06-09-07, 08:02 PM
You may also want to consider getting a professional bike fit somewhere. Either at a knowledgable shop, or
some of these independent places (run by coaches or sports medicine facilities) to get a set of measurements that describe the ideal geometry for you. This will be partly based on your physiology and partly on your goals. With numbers in hand, you'll have an easier time narrowing down your choices and getting something that will fit great from the start. It's a pain having a bike that doesn't fit well.
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