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    this one's optimistic... feethanddooth's Avatar
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    girlfriend is buying a bike. need opinions

    hey all.

    my gf wants to get a bike after hearing so much about riding from me. now the problem is, finding the right one in the right price range. she doesnt really want to spend more than $300. yesterday we took a look at the bianchi boardwalk but its price is around $500.

    any bikes anyone can recommend? she knows she will have this bike for a while and wants to get a "good one" but doesnt have the budget to drop a lot of $$ on it.

    thx
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    I'd be hard pressed to recommend a "good one" in the $300 range, but $500 opens a lot of doors. Any chance you could help her out? If not, I'd look at buying used, so you can get a 5-$600 bike for $300 or less.
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    Try the big box sporting goods stores.
    Sometimes they have sales and she could probably get a decent bike for a good price.
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    Id go used for sure... is there a play it again sports or recycled cycles somewhere by you?
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    If you look on the performance bike website you will find at least ten mountain and hybrid bikes for less than $300. They may not be up to the same quality of a $500 bike but will perform admirably for many years.

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    I'm a newbie, but after lots of good advice here, I just bought a Trek 7400FX and am super happy! It seems like the perfect compromise between a comfort bike and a road bike, esp for a woman just getting going. The 2006 models are 7.x FX; I called around to a bunch of Trek lbs to find out who had 2005s in stock, as they were $100 off! You can get a 7200FX women's (step through, but otherwise totally the same; that's what I got b/c it's what they had, but also I'm psyched bc the standover height of the men's made me a little uncomfortable) or men's for around $320...

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