Im new to this, like many of you in this section, and I have spent some time at my LBS only to find I cant afford a lot of their offerings. I work in research (aka no money). I know that this has probably been asked a million times but where should I start? There are so many options when buying a bike a few educated nudges in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. I want to spend around 650...maybe 800 max and I found this bike with Tiagra components for the cheap http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Horse-Tri...GE6XC4JFFNMG77 Any other options out there until I decide whether I want to invest a large amount of my income into the sport?
Thanks in advance,