Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: KUUPAS, Simpson VR
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I would also highly recommend a Fuji bike. The guys there are doing a god job at putting together bikes that are a decent value.
Having said that, shop around for a store that can fit you properly and can answer the 1000 questions you are going to have over the next few months. You're not just buying a bike, you're buying service, too.
Also, ask them if they have a club or group of riders you can ride with. This can help, a lot, especially in the beginning, with the myriad of things like the slight differences between riding a road bike and your current MTB bike. The more experienced riders may be able to offer advice or tips for commuting and touring, eating and drinking on the bike, a perhaps you can find someone to ride with while you work yourself into shape for a century ride. Plus, it's much more fun to ride with a group.
Last edited by Bob Dopolina; 07-19-07 at 06:08 PM.