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Old 03-16-14, 11:20 PM   #1
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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.
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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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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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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.
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