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    New Guy from Texas!

    Hi everybody! I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself and perhaps get some advice while I'm at it. I wouldn't say I'm new to biking as my wife and I have a couple mountain bikes (Trek 3700) and we usually do 15 miles every Saturday. However, she recently told me that she wants to ditch the mountain bike and get a road bike. So, I figured with Christmas right around the corner this would be the perfect time to start researching. My LBS sells Specialized, Trek, and Gary Fisher and I was looking to get her either a 2010 Trek 1.2 WSD or a Specialized Dolce Sport. Both have similar components, but I can get the Trek for about $130 cheaper since it's a 2010. Ideally, it'd be great to go in and see which one fits her better, but since it'll be a gift, I won't be able to do that. So with that said, which one do you think is a better buy?



    Thanks in advance for all the help!

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    Hi Dan,

    I would let her pick it out as part of the gift. Let her get the bike that talks to her.
    That is why I bought mine and rode it 11,000 miles the first year.

    She will ride the bike more if it has a Good Fit.

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    Hey 10 Wheels, I was thinking about doing that, but I thought the excitement factor might be more if on Christmas Day, she woke up and there was a brand new bike right by the tree. :-) Letting her pick it out would definitely be more practical, though... hmmm...

    I'm in Rosenberg, about 5 minutes south of Sugar Land on US-59.

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    So now you are going have to take some pics of her and the new bike Christmas morning and post them here.
    Have fun with it.
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    Absolutely! I'd probably need to pick up a wide angle lens because I know she'd have a huge smile on her face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekmanDan View Post
    Absolutely! I'd probably need to pick up a wide angle lens because I know she'd have a huge smile on her face.
    Very True....
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    Howdy and welcome to the forums.

    I would also vote for letting her pick it out. You'd lose some excitement, but likely have a better fit. Or, if you can work it, just go pick out the bike(s) and do something else for Christmas; it'll be easier shopping right now.
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