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    Hoffman Estates Noob

    Hello everyone,

    We bought a pair of Scwinn MB bikes last year from Dick's last year and I took it out for a spin a few times. Less than a year later and 40lbs less I am now looking around to buy my "first" road bike. Since I bought my MB I took it for a tuneup and changed the tires to a more slick style.

    I looked at the big chains and found a Scwinn and a GMC Denali for about $200. The most I can spend on a bike at this moment is about $400 total and I was looking for you guys to give a new member some advice on what model and year of bike, I should like to get the most for my $$$.

    Thanks guys!

    -Sergio

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    Hello Sergio, you will probably spend the rest of the day reading this, but here goes:

    Review on the GMC Denali bicycle

    Enjoy!

    Get back to us with any questions.... .

    Check out the Great Lakes regional forum for local stuff.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Thank you!

    I will do some reading and comeback to you guys with more information and a lot more questions.

    -Sergio

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    See you back in a few days, then .

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    Welcome to BF.

    Quote Originally Posted by surge747
    I looked at the big chains and found a Scwinn and a GMC Denali for about $200.
    Ditch the chain stores and go to a "real" bike shop.

    If you only have ~$400 to spend, you're best bet is ebay or craigslist. Most road bikes (from a bike shop) are going to start around $600.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon 105 on order

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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