Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Waz Up

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Waz Up

    Hey all,
    25 year old female hailing from seattle. Just got interested in triathlons so I'm getting into cycling. Hopefully I'll like it! I've been looking around for the past month for a new road bike. Entry level of course. Anyhow...Hello and teach me all there is to know. I'll look foreward to all the helpfull posts.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia southside
    My Bikes
    Lemond Buenos Aries, Gary Fisher Tassajara, Trek 4500, plus many more
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the forum. I KNOW you will like cycling. Finding the ideal bike starts out with riding as many different models as possible and finding out what fits you best. It seems though that most of the bikes that are in the entry level category have a more relaxed geometry and therefore tend not to be the ideal bike to use on a triathlon. If you can afford the $1000 to $1300 area, there are a lot more options that open up. Many of the companies can be found with 105 grouppo in this price range and they can be upgraded to Ultegra or Dura Ace components if the need for shaving a few grams here and there becomes necessary.

    I know Seattle is loaded with bike shops. Go out there and drive them batty as you ride everything they have.

  3. #3
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
    Posts
    13,896
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome neekee.

    We have lots of Seattle area members. Maybe they can help you find a good shop and the right bike. Just read through posts in the Road subforum and the General subforum.
    And being a triathlete you'll want to visit the Triathlon subforum.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

  4. #4
    OlyCommuter babaluey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    My Bikes
    Spot Ajax for commuting, Jamis Dakota Sport for dirt.
    Posts
    172
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi neekee welcome to the forums! In shopping for a bike, be sure to check out Recycled Cycles near the U. They have a great selection of new and nicely refurbished used bikes - very helpful and might save you some $$.

Posting Permissions

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