Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    None
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Newbie Looking for a Road Bike

    Hello Everyone,
    I am a beginner cyclist (I actually haven't yet begun) and I need some advice on finding the right bike for me. I am a female 5'10", 150 lbs. I've been spinning for the last year and I am ready to get out on the roads but I don't know what type of bike I should get and how much I should spend. I would eventually like to commute to work which is only about 15 miles each way but don't want to spend too much until I know that this is for me. Please give me some advice on a road bike with the best value for someone in my situation. Thank you!

  2. #2
    your nightmare gal chipcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The Cracker Factory
    Posts
    24,353
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The bike I or someone else likes isn't necessarily the bike you will like. Get out to your local bike shops and test ride bikes to your heart's content. Narrow down to a short list of the bikes that fit you, your fancy and your budget the best, then post it here for some help narrowing down the field.

  3. #3
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    Posts
    25,650
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    San Diego hills would most likely require a bike with three front chain rings, called a triple.
    15 miles is long commute if hills are involved.

    Visit some bike shops and talk to folks there.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  4. #4
    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    On the bridge with Picard
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
    Posts
    5,767
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to Bike Forums! You should decide on a budget for your bike, and then do some test rides.

    What part of San Diego are you from? If you post in the Southern California regional forum, they can give you recommendations for good bike shops.
    Quote Originally Posted by toddles View Post
    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
    Forum Guidelines *click here*

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •