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    Happy Monday!!!

    Hi everyone!!

    I am new to road riding. I am a trail runner, but I have always wanted to get into road biking. I currently use my mountain bike on the road, but at the end of July I am going to buy my first road bike. Any suggestions? Right now I have a budget of $1500.00. I have been riding consistently for the last month and a half. I ride at least once or twice a week and I ride no less then 20 miles each time I ride.


    Hope you all have a great week!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Segreta
    Hi everyone!!

    I am new to road riding. I am a trail runner, but I have always wanted to get into road biking. I currently use my mountain bike on the road, but at the end of July I am going to buy my first road bike. Any suggestions? Right now I have a budget of $1500.00. I have been riding consistently for the last month and a half. I ride at least once or twice a week and I ride no less then 20 miles each time I ride.


    Hope you all have a great week!!!!


    I think you could get a decent road bike for that amount of money. If you aren't going to compete in any sanctioned events you might even consider a recumbent for that price.

    'bent Brian

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    Welcome to the Forums. For $1,500 you can get a lot of bike. I would look for an aluminum frame, with a Carbon fiber fork and components equal to Shimano 105 and maybe even a mix of 105 and Ultegra.

    The $1,000 price point is highly competitive and you can find bikes from lesser known manufacturers with full 105 components and a carbon fork at that range. For $500 more, you'll probably find equal level components but from better known brands. Or, more Ultegra components.

    Remember, you need to budget money for a helmet, some decent shorts, a moisture wicking jersey and probably some tools and a mini-pump. Figure an additional $100 to $150 depending on your taste.

    To me, the most important thing when buying a bike is FIT. You need to find a bike that will be comfortable after 3 hours of riding. Just because you like the color and it's a good deal doesn't make it the right bike for you.

    Go to as many different bike shops in your area. Test ride bikes in your price range and a little beyond. That way you can learn the differences. Test ride the bikes multiple times. This is a pretty big investment and you want to make sure you buy the best bike for YOU! After about 5 rides, you'll start to be able to know what you like and what you don't.

    Good Luck and we're happy to help with any tech questions you may have.

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