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Old 09-19-08, 03:26 PM   #1
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HELLO from Denver ,COLORADO

hello everyone my name is KHALEEL and i am from Denver, CO

i am a beginner bicyclist i have one road bike thats Viper i got it for $200 Dollar .

the thing is i realized that i am addicted to this kind of sport its a lot of fun.

now i want to buy a new bicycle "Road bike" and i am kind of lost. I want to understand what's good for me as beginner and where should i start to become a better bicyclist.

thanks
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Old 09-20-08, 11:20 AM   #2
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Hi Khaleel! First, what's your budget like?

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 09-20-08, 11:58 AM   #3
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Hello and welcome KHALEEL!!

I just spent 3 years over in Colorado Springs, some really good biking spots for sure!!
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Old 09-21-08, 02:04 AM   #4
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hey

hi east hill thanks for replaying
mmm let see as a beginner i don't want to exceed $800 Dollar
i went to specialized store here in denver and i was lost i saw bikes starting from $500 to $6000 Dollar and i just decided to leave and ask whoever know better than me in this sport.

to give an idea about how i like to ride my temporally bicycle /// i go to the mountain up to the hill and i go as long as i can until i get tired and go back down hill. and i like to driver in some trails that we have here in denver. i like to goooo fast .

thats a little background about how i drive my bicycle

any advice
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Old 09-21-08, 07:30 AM   #5
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I copied this from a thread in the Road Cycling forum:






Here is some helpful information from the Consumer Reports website. I always check them out before making a major purchase.

There are 3 types of bikes based on your goals--road bikes, fitness bikes, and comfort bikes.

Road bikes, conventional as well as peformance, feature skinny tires, a narrow seat, a lightweight frame, and drop handlebars. These bikes are for riders who want to log serious miles, including multi-day touring. They're typically sold in bike shops, where buyers can often customize their bike's pedals and seat. All of the road bikes we tested this time are performance models except for the LeMond Propad, which is a cross bike. Cross bikes are essentially extra-durable road bikes with wider, knobby tires for better off-road traction. Our price range for road bikes: $650 to $1,800.

Fitness bikes blend the slim tires, narrow seats, and lightweight frames of road bikes with the horizontal handlebars and the more upright riding position of mountain bikes, a type mainly for off-road use and not covered here. Fitness bikes can be the right choice for someone who wants to burn calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, or commute to work. Our price range: $630 to $830.

Comfort bikes, on which you sit in an upright position, are for leisurely recreational riding. These bikes offer creature comforts such as shock absorbers in the seat and/or fork; a cushiony, wide seat; and low gears for easier uphill pedaling. Our price range: $330 to $600.

You can also find additional information about brakes, handlebars, shifters, saddle and drive train here.

Best road bikes:
1 Klein $1,800
2 Giant $1,800
3 Giant $1,000, CR Best Buy
6 Cannondale $1,050, CR Best Buy
8 Raleigh $650, CR Best Buy

Best fitness bikes:
9 Giant $630
10 Schwinn $700

Best comfort bikes:
14 Schwinn $340
15 Mongoose $280

For rough terrain with steep slopes
Best choice: Full-suspension mountain bike

For less-rugged off-road trails
Best choice: Front-suspension mountain bike

For casual riders who rarely venture off-road
Best choice: Hybrid bikes are an interesting alternative to comfort bikes.

For casual cycling pavement, smooth dirt paths, and the rare off-road trip
Best choice: Comfort bike

For fast and/or long-distance rides on pavement
Best choice: Road bike

Race, train, commute, do the local charity ride, or take it to the trails
Best choice: Cyclo-cross bikes (also known as “Cross”) are essentially extra-durable road bikes. To some people, cross bikes resemble old touring bikes. They do triple (or even quadruple) duty as a touring bike, a road bike (add narrower road tires if you wish), and an off-road bike suited for mild to moderate off-road terrain.

For someone who wants to burn calories, improve cardiovascular fitness and commute to work
Best choice: Fitness bike

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What brands can you test ride?

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Old 09-21-08, 11:26 PM   #6
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heyy EAST HILL that info. you present make things much much morrrrrrrrre clear in my mind

i think i am The ROAD BIKE TYBE so i think that is what i want. I think the Raleigh CR is what i am going to get
what do you think ,,
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Old 09-21-08, 11:31 PM   #7
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Welcome, I am here in CO Springs!
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hey fish2find thanks for greeting
i live in denver and went to Colorado springs few times. its nice place it should have some nice spots for biking but like i said i am new to this sport so i never experienced any trail over there but hopefully i will when ever i get my new beginner bike and find the right weather.
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This week is supposed to be beautiful
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Old 09-22-08, 02:59 AM   #10
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yuuuup it is gonna be beautiful but as i have experienced the weather here N Colorado, I don't trust the weather man .

I think i am going to buy a new bike this week as long as i have few days left to use be4 the cold and snow start.

soo FUNROVER what kind of biking u do ?
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