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Old 06-18-05, 06:49 AM   #1
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Good morning. I am Steve from Western Kansas. I have recently become very interested in biking. My interest falls mainly in the road bike category and I am considering something along the lines of "Biking Across Kansas" in the future. I have given myself a year to train and know that I will have to start slow and work up. I wish to use these forums to find out information about bike selection, local rides or riders and training. Thanks in advance for any help that anyone provides.
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Old 06-18-05, 03:34 PM   #2
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Welcome Steve. Sounds like a worthy goal.
There's lots of good road bike info here.
Have you researched any brands?
What's your budget?
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Hi Ron.

Thanks for the quick reply.

From the bit of reading that I have been doing I am almost leaning towards Trek. I am looking in the $1000. range. I think the 1200 or maybe the 1500 if I can get a deal and maybe spend a bit more. It seems from what I have read that I can get more bang from my buck with Trek than with some other brands for the money that I am looking at.

What do you think? Am I in the ballpark or do you have a few other suggestions? Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 06-18-05, 08:05 PM   #4
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Hi SMHall and welcome to the Forums. I am really happy with my Specialized Allez. The Sora components get no respect, but I have never had a problem with them and the bike is a joy to ride. It ran me about $700 as I recall. I have a soft spot in my heart for Treks, though. It's my Wisconsin heritage...
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