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    Entering Road World

    Hey guys, I'm Nate from Marietta, GA. I am coming back to cycling after about a 5 year hiatus. I was heavy into mountain biking from 1991 to 2003 and raced briefly before the traveling associated with my job put an end to it for a while. I've never owned a road bike, and am currently shopping for one so you guys can expect some requests for advice! Thanks and I hope to contribute as much as I can to the community.

    Nate

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Hi Nate. Post your question in the Road Cycling Forum and get ready for a 1000 different opinions

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

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    New to Road Riding
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    I'm sure, lol

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome Nate.
    Stop by the Southeast Regional subforum and say hello to the locals in the Atlanta/Decatur thread. Then you can ask the locals to recommend a good shop and a few bike brands for you to look at.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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    New to Road Riding
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    Will do! Thanks for the welcome!

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    I went with the '08 Madone 5.2 Performance Fit in the black/white/grey scheme-- understated and beautiful IMHO. I pick it up Monday. Today I got equipped with a silver/grey Bell sweep XC helmet, some Sidi Genius 5 shoes (I love these already, I just bought some Sidi Vertigo motorcycle boots at Christmas and I was more than happy to add another pair of Sidis to the stable, sooo comfortable and they look great, excellent materials/craftsmanship), bottle, and bottle holder. I now need to figure out what pedals to put on the bike and what cycle computer I'd like to get. Sooooo, any experience/advice on what pedal set or cycle computer you'd recommend? My local shop has a pair of '08 Ultegra pedals that are marked down to $100. That seems like a good deal but I don't want to buy without doing some research first---suggestions? Computer? Pedals?

    Thanks!

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