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    Rattlesnake rattlesnake1's Avatar
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    Schwinn Moab, Trek8500
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    Looking to get started

    I am looking to get started riding road bikes. I do not want to drop lots of money until I discover my style and preferences on riding. What suggestions would a veteran road biker give for getting started? I live in Redding, California.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
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    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
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    Welcome to BF.

    Visit a few bike shops, ask questions about components/frame material, tell them what your budget is, where you'll be riding, how far, how often, etc. and test ride all the bikes they put you on. Then come back and read thru and ask questions in the Road Cycling and/or General Cycling forums about the bikes you like.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

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