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    Runner wanting to become a biker

    So hey! I have been running for the last few years, and I have been really interested in dual Athlons and I was wondering what you guys recommend. For my first bike, should I get a single speed? If not, what do you recommend?? Thank yall!

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    Welcome to bikeforums! Multi-speed Time-trial bikes and Road bikes are popular at competitive events. These bike maximize an athlete's performance by keeping the cyclist in a aerodynamic position and offering 18, 20 or 22 gear combinations for a wide speed range.

    I would start with a Road bike and install Aero-bars. This is a versatile and fast combination.
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. Liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid dependable silent My bike is my horse my fighter jet my island my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    Welcome to BF and good luck with the bi’s, tri’s and TT’s!

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    Hi newbietangerine, I too am new here, an avid runner, and now taking a new stab at bicycling. I just picked up an inexpensive mountain bike that I'm just going to use for light recreation, errands, etc... But already, I feel the itch and am thinking about road bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Welcome to bikeforums! Multi-speed Time-trial bikes and Road bikes are popular at competitive events. These bike maximize an athlete's performance by keeping the cyclist in a aerodynamic position and offering 18, 20 or 22 gear combinations for a wide speed range.

    I would start with a Road bike and install Aero-bars. This is a versatile and fast combination.
    So would you recommend buy a stock bike and just getting additive parts over time, or is it cheaper to get a good frame and just buy all the other parts separately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbietangerine View Post
    So would you recommend buy a stock bike and just getting additive parts over time, or is it cheaper to get a good frame and just buy all the other parts separately?
    I would suggest a complete new bike in the $900 to $2000 range. With so many bikes from so many brands, you should be able to find what you need without the need for numerous future upgrades. Building a bike from parts purchased over time can make for a great project, but it is almost never the cheapest or best option.
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. Liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid dependable silent My bike is my horse my fighter jet my island my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    Welcome to this forum and hope you will like it as me.
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