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re3ce12 04-06-08 01:48 PM

First Road bike- need advice!
 
I just decided to start training for a sprint in june and I'm looking for a new road bike. I have found many with shimano components. I'm on a very tight budget and I don't want to spend too much on my first bike in case I don't like triathlons. I'm looking to spend about $300-$400 (which I know is very low for a road bike). I was wondering how low i should go ranking wise...? I have heard that I shouldn't go lower than 105? Any suggestions?

nowheels 04-06-08 06:25 PM

go to the road bike forum and look at the thread 'Road Bikes for < 750.00 ' and yes Tiagra and Sora components are very functional.

huerro 04-07-08 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by re3ce12 (Post 6471316)
I just decided to start training for a sprint in june and I'm looking for a new road bike. I have found many with shimano components. I'm on a very tight budget and I don't want to spend too much on my first bike in case I don't like triathlons. I'm looking to spend about $300-$400 (which I know is very low for a road bike). I was wondering how low i should go ranking wise...? I have heard that I shouldn't go lower than 105? Any suggestions?

In that price range I would look for a good used bike. Check Craig's List and Ebay. My first road bike was Tiagra and was just fine for a first road bike.

re3ce12 04-08-08 05:06 PM

thanks guys i just purchased one yesterday!

jacob. 04-08-08 08:36 PM

What kind of bike did you purchase? Price? Specs? Pics?

hxzero 04-08-08 09:44 PM

I was looking for a road bike for the longest time. Eventually I just straight out asked for what I wanted on CL, and I got it. I got a great deal on bike with a newly-painted steel frame, carbon fork, Ultegra components, and pretty good wheels and tires. Everything was used. You have to be patient. I was, and I got a great ride.


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