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Old 11-11-07, 05:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-11-07, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hello blueindian99--have you actually tried riding either one, or are you still doing research?

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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?
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Old 11-11-07, 09:30 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-12-07, 06:08 AM   #6
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Welcome to BF.

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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.
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