Phew, what a godsend, i just found this forum after trawling the internet for so so long looking for bikes and reliable information about them. What better place than a forum?
I was wondering if there were more informed people who could give me advice on the new 2005 Trek range.
I'm looking to buy my new road bike soon, but i'm very inexperienced in what to look for (i've used the same old racing bike for 5 years).
I was settled on the new 1500
But then became very interested in getting a carbon frame bike, so looked further up toward the new 5000
Does anyone have any advice? Is it worth going for the carbon frame?
Also - do you think the new 2005 range is value for money?
Are there any good alternatives, i.e. an older range that can be picked up cheaper, and if so - where? I'm having great trouble finding good online bike shops
My budget is $2000.
I will be using the bike for road racing and reasonable length touring - up to 1500 miles.
Any advice that could be given would be incredibly appreciated!