Hello bike community,
First of all thank you for taking the time to read my post as I am fairly new to road bikes. With any luck I will be purchasing a road bike tomorrow afternoon. I Found a TREK 1000 2007 Road Bike for $375 and I also found a Cannondale R600 Road Bike 2002 for $375. After reading many reviews I am concerned about purchasing the Trek 1000, they all led to negative reports. The Cannondale R600 has Shimano 105 shifters, rear der and front der and aluminum frame with carbon fork. The Cannondale R600 also has mavic wheelset. The original price point for the Trek in 2007 was $689 and the Cannondale was $1400+? I am new to these bikes and would assume the Cannondale would be the better buy going off price points alone. But the factor of year difference in technology might be bothering? Can anyone recommend one or the other bikes for me? It might be a lot to ask but I'm looking for a reliable Road Bike. One last note here... My budget is $400 for the bike alone so getting one of these higher price points bikes for an inexpensive buy would be great for me!
I am really looking forward to riding my bike for commuting to work and around town, using my car only when I HAVE to. If my wife would let me sell my car I would!
Once again thank you all in advance,