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    Raleigh or felt

    Hi

    What is the better bang for the buck. New to long cycle rides enjoying 50 to 60km rides twice a week time to invest in a road bike and retire my Norco Plateau. Which is better the Raleigh Grand Sport or the Felt Z100 they are about the same price any advice will be appreciated.

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    Is this going to be your first road bike?

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    Whichever one fits you the best and you like the best.

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    this will be my first so dont want to spend alot of money. both bike feel good but not enough expirence to know what fits right reviews I have read all seem positive for both

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    Raleigh = compact crank, more traditional frame
    Felt = triple crank, more compact frame

    The Felt will give you more climbing gears and more closely spaced gearing for finding the ideal cadence. The Raleigh will likely shift a bit better.

    I personally would beg, borrow, or steal the extra few hundred for a compact 18 speed drivetrain if you hope to be getting faster and faster and hanging with the racer boys. If you eventually hope to do longer supported touring type day in and day out 100+ km rides then beg, borrow, or steal the extra few hundred for a 27 speed triple drivetrain. Both options will be more upgradeable as things wear out. 16/24 speed means you're stuck with older Sora parts unless you want to replace several things all at once. 18/27 speed means parts can be replaced with NOS or nearly new 105 and Ultegra down the line.

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