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    new to the sport and need advice

    I am new to the sport and I am in the market for a beginner road bike. I have been looking at the trek vs the giant. So far I am leaning torward the Giant but I am not sure which one to go with. I have about a $1000 budget maybe a little bit more. I am 5ft about 100lbs. Any suggestions???

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hello blueindian99--have you actually tried riding either one, or are you still doing research?

    Welcome to BF!

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    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
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    Keep reading, but expect to take lots of rides before buying. Try before buy!

    Are you riding anything at the moment?
    '07 Trek Pilot 1.2
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    still doing research. A good friend is a big rider and loves the Giant along with most of the people she rides with. I currently am riding a very heavy Gary Fisher mountain bike.

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    Ride a lot of different bikes.
    LOTS of bikes.
    Research.
    Think about all the different types of riding you want to do. Just road? Road and paths (like the C&O Canal)? City? Talk to the bike shops about your needs/wants.
    Drop bars?
    Racing or touring geometry?
    So many questions, so many answers, plenty of time.

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    Welcome to BF.

    Quote Originally Posted by blueindian99
    I am new to the sport and I am in the market for a beginner road bike.
    Read through the Road Cycling forum and ask your questions there. Lots of help and answers.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

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

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