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    re3ce12
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    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?

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    nowheels
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by re3ce12 View Post
    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.

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    re3ce12
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    thanks guys i just purchased one yesterday!

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    What kind of bike did you purchase? Price? Specs? Pics?
    Define you life. Ride a bike.

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    Needs to Ride More hxzero's Avatar
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    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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