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Old 02-13-07, 01:39 PM   #1
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New & Improved : The Under $750 Roadbike Thread

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Now stickying the new and improved Under $750 Roadbike thread.
The orignal Under $700 Roadbike thread can be found HERE.
Keep it under $750 for all the new roadies on a budget.

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The old thread was started in 2004 and has over 40 pages. Its not exactly easy to navigate and find what you need either. I was thinking maybe we can start a new one with current bikes and prices that is more to the point. Anyway here we go...

Trek 1000
MSRP: $709.99



Frameset
Sizes 43, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63cm
Frame Alpha SL Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Approved, carbon
Wheels Alloy hubs; Alex alloy rims w/eyelets
Tires Bontrager Select, 700x25c
Shifters Shimano Sora STI, 8 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 2203
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Crank Bontrager Sport 52/42/30
Cassette SRAM 850 12-26, 8 speed
Pedals Alloy/nylon road w/clips and straps
Saddle Bontrager Race Basic Lux
Seat Post Bontrager Carbon
Handlebars Bontrager Sport, 26.0mm
Stem Bontrager Select, 17 degree
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Alloy dual pivot w/Shimano Sora STI levers

Lemond E Tape
MSRP: $689.99



Sizes 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61
Colors Metallic Silver/Yellow
Frame LeMond 6061 Performance Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Carbon
Headset Aheadset Sealed
Crank Bontrager Sport 53/39(double), 52/42/30(triple)
Pedals Alloy w/ toe clips and strap
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Shift/Brake Levers Shimano ST2200
Cassette SRAM PG850 11-26, 8-speed
Wheel System Alloy Hubs/Alex AT450 rims
Tires Bontrager Select 700x25c
Brakes Alloy w/cartridge pads
Handlebar Bontrager Sport
Stem Bontrager Select
Saddle Bontrager Race Lux
Seatpost Bontrager Carbon

Schwinn Fastback Sport
MSRP: $679.99



Color(s) Grey
Size(s) XS,S,M,L,XL
Frame Schwinn Custom Drawn 'N'Litened' Silver label TIG welded aluminum with Schwinn Race geometry, IS standard head tube, forged dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, 2x H2O bottle boss and pump peg.
Fork Schwinn Black Label Carbon Comp carbon fiber blades w/ 1 1/8" Cr-mo steerer & forged dropouts.
Crankset Truvativ Iso-Flow Road 52-42-30 Cr-Mo chainrings
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Cartridge square taper 68 x 113
Pedals Cycle Magic resin pedals with toe clips and Escape Claws toe strap safety release device
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-Sora 31.8 down-pull
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-4500 Tiagra
Shifters Shimano Sora STI
Freewheel SRAM PG-830 8-speed 12-26
Chain Shimano HG-50
Rims Alex R500 semi aero 32h ft/rr
Tires Schwalbe Blizzard Sport 700x23
Front Hub Formula RB-31 32h
Rear Hub Formula RB-32 32h
Spokes Stainless Steel ED Black
Nipples UCP Brass
Front Brake Tektro 510AG dual-pivot caliper w/ DIN pads
Rear Brake Tektro 510AG dual-pivot caliper w/ DIN pads
Brake Levers Shimano Sora STI
Handlebar Road Tuned 31.8 alloy
Stem Road Tuned melt forged 31.8 clamp
Grips Schwinn gel tape with embossed star logo
Headset FSA integrated sealed
Saddle Selle San Marco Ponza
Seat Post Road Tuned 27.2x350mm
Seat Clamp Schwinn forged / CNC w/ Cr-Mo Allen bolt
Extras 2 x 10, 2 x 5 extra headset spacers

Schwinn Circuit
MSRP: $524.99



Color(s) Indigo Blue
Size(s) XS,S,M,L,XL
Frame Schwinn 'N'Litened' TIG welded aluminum with Schwinn Race geometry, standard 1 1/8" head tube, forged dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, 2x H2O bottle boss
Fork Schwinn N'Gauged Cr-mo w/ 1 1/8" steerer
Crankset Truvativ Iso-Flow Road 52-42-30 Cr-Mo chainrings
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Cartridge square taper 68 x 113
Pedals Nylon w/ clip and strap
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-2203 31.8 down-pull
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-2200
Shifters Shimano ST-2203
Freewheel Shimano CS HG-50 12-25 8sp
Chain KMC Z-72
Rims Weinmann DA-16 32 hole
Tires Schwalbe Blizzard Sport 700x23
Front Hub Joy Tech sealed mech 32 hole
Rear Hub Joy Tech sealed mech 32 hole
Spokes Stainless Steel ED Black
Nipples UCP Brass
Front Brake ProMax caliper w/ toe in pads
Rear Brake ProMax caliper w/ toe in pads
Brake Levers Shimano ST-2203
Handlebar Alloy 25.4mm clamp dia
Stem Melt forged alloy 25 degree rise
Grips Schwinn gel tape with embossed star logo
Headset VP M-H501 threadless
Saddle Viscount VI2325
Seat Post Alloy w micro adjust head 27.2x350mm
Seat Clamp Schwinn alloy w/ single bolt
Extras 2 x 10, 2 x 5 extra headset spacers

Scott Speedster S60
MSRP: $679.99



Weight 22 lbs
Frame Alloy tubing 7005 P.G. Road geometry Integrated headtube
Fork Alloy / 1 1/8" / steel steerer
Headset Integrated steel cup
Derailleur (Rear) Shimano RD 2200 / 24 speed
Derailleur (Front) Shimano FD 2203 - F
Shifters Shimano Sora ST-2200 Dual Control
Brakes Scott Comp SCBR-350
Crankset Truvativ ISOFLOW 30x42x52T
BB-Set Truvativ 07BB 68mm shell / 113mm spindle
Handlebar Scott Road Drop OS / anatomic / 31.8mm
H'stem Scott Road Team OS
1-1/8" / four bolt / 31.8mm
Seatpost Scott Alloy 31.6mm
Seat Scott Road
Hub (Front) Scott Comp
Hub (Rear) Scott Comp
Chain KMC IG 51
Cassette Shimano CN-HG50-8 12-25T
Spokes 14 G stainless silver 2mm
Rims Alex R 500 black 32H F. & R.
Tires Conti Ultra Sport / 700x23C

Felt Z90
MSRP: $699.99



SIZES (cm)
650c x 47; 700c x 51 / 54 / 56 / 58 / 61
COLOR
Black Cherry or Yellow
WEIGHT 22.3 lbs.
FRAME New Felt 7005 F-lite custom-butted aluminum frame. Smooth welded front tri, forged dropouts with replaceable hanger and internal brake cable routing
FORK Felt Carbon Fiber Fork
DRIVETRAIN Shimano Tiagra Rear Derailleur /Sora 27-speed Shifters and Front derailleurs, FSA Vero Aluminum Crankset with 52/42/30T Chainrings
WHEELSET Alex R500 double-wall alloy rims with CNC machined sidewalls, Felt alloy hubs and stainless steel spokes, Vittoria Zaffiro 25c Tires
COMPONENTS Felt 1.4 6061 Ergonomic Aluminum Bar, Felt 2.1 3D-Forged Stem with +/-8° or +/-16° Adjustability, Felt 2.4 Anatomic extra wide Saddle with Cr-Mo Rails, Felt 1.3 Carbon Seatpost, Dual Pivot Caliber Type Brakeset with Cartridge Pads and Bar-Top Levers, Aluminum Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap

Giant OCR3
MSRP: $650.00



color M: Black / Silver W: Brushed / Light Blue
size M: XS, S, M, L, XL W: 3XS*, SXS*, XS, S, M *650c wheels
frame ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design
fork formulaOne Composite w/aluminum steerer
handlebar 6061 Alloy W:short reach / shallow drop
stem 6061 alloy Adjustable
seatpost formulaOne Composite, 27.2x350mm
saddle M: Selle Royal Viper W: Sell Royal Viper for Women
pedals Caged w/ Clips
shifters Shimano Sora
front derailleur Shimano Sora
rear derailleur Shimano Sora
brakes TK521AG long reach
brake levers Shimano Sora
cassette SRAM PG850 M: 12-26 8-speed W: 12-27 8-speed
chain KMC Z72
cranks FSACK400SST
bb BB7420
rims DA22
hubs Alloy Sealed Bearing
spokes Stainless Steel
tires Kenda Kontender 700x25

Fuji Newest 4.0
MSRP: $550.00



FRAMESET: Fuji Compact-design Altair 1 aluminum w/traditional round downtube, double water bottle mounts
FORK: Fuji 1 1/8" custom tapered Cro-moly, Aero road
DRIVETRAIN: Fuji forged aluminum 30/42/52T chainring, Shimano 2200 series derailleurs, 24-speed
WHEELS Formula Alloy Road, Alex R-500 double Wall Aluminum
FEATURES: Fuji alloy bars, Fuji Adjustable Road stem, 1 1/8", removable clamp, Fuji Alloy Micro Adjust alloy seatpost, 250mm, Fuji Sport Anatomical saddle
SIZES: XS (42cm), S (46cm), M (50cm), L (54cm), XL (58cm)
COLOR: Fuji blue, white
WEIGHT: 24.8 lbs / 11.25 kg

Fuji Newest 3.0
MSRP: $630.00



FRAMESET: Fuji Compact-design Altair 1 aluminum w/traditional round downtube, double water bottle mounts
FORK: FC-990 Fuji Bonded Carbon w/ 1 1/8" Cro-Mo steerer
DRIVETRAIN: Fuji forged aluminum 30/42/52T chainring, Shimano Sora GS derailleurs, 24-speed
WHEELS Formula Alloy Road, Alex R-500 double Wall Aluminum
FEATURES: Fuji alloy road bars, Fuji Adjustable Road stem, 1 1/8", removable clamp, Fuji Alloy Micro Adjust alloy seatpost, 250mm, Fuji Sport Anatomical saddle
SIZES: XS (42cm), S (46cm), M (50cm), L (54cm), XL (58cm)
COLOR: Silver, red
WEIGHT: 24.4 lbs / 11.07 kg

Fuji Newest 2.0
MSRP: 720.00



FRAMESET: Fuji Altair 1 Compact aluminum w/Power Diamond shape down tube, curved seat stay w/rack mount, road dropout w/replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK: FC-990 Fuji Bonded Carbon w/ 1 1/8" Cro-Mo steerer
DRIVETRAIN: FSA Vero Forged Aluminum 30/42/52T Chainring, Shimano Tiagra GS rear derailleur, Shimano Sora, 31.8mm for triple, 24-speed flight deck compatible
WHEELS Formula Alloy
FEATURES: Fuji 6061 Butted Road bars w/Anatomical Drops, Fuji Adjustable Road stem, 1 1/8" threadless, Fuji Superlite Micro Adjust alloy seatpost, 250mm, Fuji Racing Anatomical saddle
SIZES: XS (42cm), S (46cm), M (50cm), L (54cm), XL (58cm)
COLOR: Blue, black
WEIGHT: 23.1 lbs / 10.4 kg

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Specialized Allez
MSRP: $770



FRAME Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, compact road design, integrated headset, hourglass speedstays
FORK Specialized carbon fork, carbon fiber legs, aluminum steerer
HEADSET Specialized Mindset, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, sealed bearings, alloy 20mm cone w/ one 10mm and two 5mm alloy spacers
STEM Specialized Sport, 3D forged alloy, 31.8mm split clamp, 7 degree
HANDLEBARS Specialized Comp, 6061 alloy, short-reach drop, 31.8mm
TAPE / GRIPS Body Geometry Bar Phat, cork ribbon w/ 2.5mm gel padding
FRONT BRAKE Dual pivot, forged alloy w/ cartridge multi-condition pads
REAR BRAKE Dual pivot, forged alloy w/ cartridge multi-condition pads
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Sora, 8-speed STI, flight deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Sora, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, long cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Sora, 8-speed STI, flight deck compatible
CASSETTE / FREEWHEEL SRAM PG-850, 8-speed 12-26t
CHAIN Shimano HG50, 8-speed
CRANKSET Sugino Comp, five arm, polished arms
CHAINRINGS 52x42x30t
BOTTOM BRACKET Sport cartridge, square taper, 68 x 113mm
PEDALS Composite body, alloy cage w/ toe clips and straps
RIMS Jalco GX460, alloy triple wall, machined sidewalls w/ indicator grooves
FRONT HUB Specialized forged alloy, 24 hole, double sealed ball bearings, straight pull spokes, QR
REAR HUB Specialized forged alloy, 28 hole, double sealed ball bearings, straight pull spokes, cassette, QR
SPOKES Stainless 14g, straight-pull
FRONT TIRE Specialized Mondo, 700x23C, wire bead, 60TPI
REAR TIRE Specialized Mondo, 700x23C, wire bead, 60TPI
TUBES Specialized standard presta tube
SADDLE Specialized Comp Road, full padding
SEAT POST Specialized carbon fiber, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized CNC, alloy
NOTES Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual

Jamis Ventura Sport
MSRP: $535.00



FRAME Kinesis 7005 taper-guage aluminum, sloping top tube frame design, replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK Alloy, straight blade Aero Road with cromoly steerer
HEADSET Threadless Aheadset, 1 1/8:
WHEELSET Alex DC19 double-walled rims, 700c, 32H with Formula hubs, 14g stainless steel spokes
TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23C
DERAILLEURS Shimano Sora rear 2200 31.8mm band clamp front
SHIFTERS Shimano 2200 Dual Control STI 16-speed
CHAIN Shimano CN-HG40
FREEWHEEL SRAM PowerGlide 850 8-speed 12-26
CRANKSET FSA Vero Compact, 50/34, 165mm (48L), 170mm (51L/54L/51/54), 175mm (56/58/61)
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
PEDALS Touring platform, alloy cage/alloy body with toe clips
BRAKESET Tektro dual pivot calipers with Shimano Sora STI levers
HANDLEBAR Jamis Road with anatomic bend, 400mm (48L/51L/54L/51), 420mm (54/56), 440mm (58/61)
STEM Jamis Forged Road, 6D x 90mm (48L/51L/54L/51), 105mm (54/56), 120mm (58/61)
GRIPS Jamis cork tape
SEATPOST Jamis micro adjust road, 300mm x 27.2mm with alloy clamp
SADDLE Jamis Road SL top and satin steel rails, gender specific shape & size
SIZES Women: 48, 51, 54cm Men: 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
COLORS Women: Pearl White Men: Gloss Black
WEIGHT 22.50 lbs

Jamis Ventura Comp
MSRP: $700.00



FRAME Kinesis 7005 double-butted aluminum, sloping top tube frame design, replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK Carbon fiber straight blade unicrown with alloy steerer forged dropouts
HEADSET Integrated theadless 1 1/8"
WHEELSET Alex AKX R1.0 wheelset, aero profile rims with CNC sidewalls, 28/32H, radial front, 2X rear
TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23C
DERAILLEURS Shimano Tiagra rear, Sora 31.8mm band clamp front
SHIFTERS Shimano Sora Dual Control STI 16-speed
CHAIN Shimano CN-HG40
FREEWHEEL SRAM PowerGlide 850 8-speed 12-26
CRANKSET FSA Vero Compact, 50/34 165mm (48) 170mm (51/54) 175mm (56/61)
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 108mm
PEDALS N/A
BRAKESET Tektro dual pivot calipers with Shimano Sora STI levers
HANDLEBAR Easton EA30 Road, 31.8mm, 400mm (48/51/54) 420mm (56) 440mm (56/61)
STEM Easton EA30 Road 6D x 90mm (48/51/54) 105mm (56) 120mm (58/61)
GRIPS Jamis cork tape
SEATPOST Easton EA30 Road 300mm x 27.2mm with alloy clamp
SADDLE Selle San Marco Ischia
SIZES 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
COLORS Platinum
WEIGHT 21.25 lbs

Jamis Satellite
MSRP: $775.00



FRAME Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes, double tapered cromo stays, extended head tube with reinforced collars, forged dropouts with single eyelets
FORK Carbon fiber unicrown with cromo steerer, forged dropouts
HEADSET Aheadset, alloy cap, 1 1/8"
WHEELSET Alex AKX R1.0 wheelset 700c 28H radial front/ 32H 3X rear sealed alloy hubs 14g stainless steel spokes
TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23C
DERAILLEURS Shimano Tiagra GS rear, Sora 28.6mm band clamp front
SHIFTERS Shimano Sora Dual Control STI, 24-speed
CHAIN Shimano CN-HG40
FREEWHEEL SRAM PG-850 8-speed 12-26
CRANKSET FSA Vero Compact, 50/34, 165mm (48L), 170mm (50L/53L/50/53), 175mm (55/57/59/62)
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
PEDALS Touring platform, alloy cage/alloy body with toe clips
BRAKESET Tektro dual pivot calipers, with Shimano Sora STI levers and Tektro secondary levers
HANDLEBAR Ritchey BioMax II Road, 380mm (47L/50L), 400mm (53L/50, 420mm (53/55/57), 440mm (59/62)
STEM Ritchey Adjustable, 80mm (47L50L53L/50/53), 100mm (55/57), 120mm (59/62)
GRIPS Jamis cork tape
SEATPOST Ritchey Road 250mm x 27.2mm with cromo seatpin
SADDLE Selle San Marco Ischia, Ischia Womens for women's specific sizes
SIZES Women: 47, 50, 53cm Men: 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 62cm
COLORS Women: Pearl White/Sirrus Blue Men: Platinum/Gloss Black
WEIGHT 23.75 lbs

Raleigh Sport
MSRP: $$$




Sizes: 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62cm
Frame: 6061 Aluminum w/replaceable hanger
Fork: Chromoly Road
Crankset: Truvativ ISO Flow Road 3.0 30/42/52t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur: Shimano 2200
R. Derailleur: Shimano 2200
Shift Lever: Shimano Sora 8spd
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora/Tektro Inline
Brakes: Tektro Dual Pivot
Cog Set: SRAM PG-830 8spd (12-26t)
Rims: Alex DA-16 Double wall
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c
Pedals: Road Pedals w/clips and straps
Handlebar: Alloy Road
Stem: Alloy adjustable
Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 27.2mm
Saddle: Avenir Road
Headset: Ahead 1-1/8
Colors: Red/Black
Chain: Shimano HG50
Hubset: (F) Alloy Joytech, QR 32h (R) Alloy Joytech QR 32h Cassette
Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel
Grips: Raleigh w/Gel
Extras: Rack & Fender mounts, Cateye reflector set, Clear Coat, Owners Manual

Raleigh Grand Sport
MSRP: $$$




Sizes: 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62cm
Frame: Atomic 13 Aluminum, Integrated Headtube
Fork: Carbon Composite w/Alloy steerer
Crankset: Truvativ Touro Road 30/42/52t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur: Shimano 2200
R. Derailleur: ShimanoTiagra
Shift Lever: Shimano Sora 8spd
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora/Tektro Inline
Brakes: Tektro Dual Pivot
Cog Set: Shimano HG50 8spd (12-25t)
Rims: Alex DA-16 Double wall
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c
Pedals: Road Pedals w/clips and straps
Handlebar: Alloy Road
Stem: Alloy Ahead 10deg
Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 27.2mm
Saddle: Avenir Road
Headset: FSA Integrated 1-1/8
Colors: Silver/Black
Chain: Shimano HG50
Hubset: (F) Alloy Joytech, QR 32h (R) Alloy Joytech QR 32h Cassette
Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel
Grips: Raleigh w/Gel
Extras: Rack & Fender mounts, Cateye reflector set, Clear Coat, Owners Manual

Raleigh Cadent 1.0
MSRP: $$$




Sizes: 45,49,52,54,56,59cm
Frame: Atomic 13 Aluminum w/replaceable hanger
Fork: Custom Carbon/Alloy Steer, 50mm offset
Crankset: Truvativ ISO Flow 3.0 Road 30/42/52t
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Sealed Cartridge
F. Derailleur: Shimano 2200
R. Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Shift Lever: Shimano Sora 8spd
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora
Brakes: Tektro Dual Pivot Long Reach
Cog Set: SRAM PG-850 8spd (12-26t)
Rims: Alex DC-19 w/Ground Side
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25c
Pedals: Road Pedals w/clips and straps
Handlebar: Alloy Road 26.0
Stem: Alloy Ahead 25deg
Seatpost: Alloy Micro adjust 27.2mm
Saddle: Selle San Marco Ischia
Headset: FSA Integrated 1-1/8
Colors: Blue
Chain: KMC Z82
Hubset: (F) Alloy Joytech QR 28h (R) Alloy Joytech QR 32h, Cassette
Spokes: 14g Stainless Steel
Grips: Raleigh w/Gel
Extras: Rack & Fender mounts, Water bottle mounts, Cateye reflector set, Clear Coat, Owners Manual

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Old 02-13-07, 02:23 PM   #3
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I actually like this idea. I'm new to the road scene and was looking through that sticky a while back. of course once I got to the bike store I ended up spending way more but that old one was making my head spin.
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I really wish we could do Wikis rather than the current Sticky system for FAQs. They do grow into cumbersome and unwieldy beasts quickly.
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Okay, I'll be productive and contribute positively to this thread. I've posted this before but here it is again.

Here is my 2006 Schwinn Fastback 27 I purchased for $649 at my LBS. MSRP: $899.
Tiagra shifters and front der w/105 rear der. The pedals came with it though I will be replacing them with SPD.
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This should replace the old sticky
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Now, can you find a roadie with better than Sora shifters?
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Now, can you find a roadie with better than Sora shifters?
See #10. Last time I checked my LBS still have the 2005 GT GTR Series 3 for $599, originally $1049. The bike is full tiagra: shifters, front and rear derailleur with a double. If any of you are in the bay area I can point out the place to you.
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What's up with these "new" Shimano 2200-shifters?
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Just checking, mtnwalker, are you refering to a Performance store as your LBS?
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Just checking, mtnwalker, are you refering to a Performance store as your LBS?
Yes, it is . I wasn't sure if we can name LBS's around here so I was kinda hesitant. I frequent the one in Mountain View.
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What's up with these "new" Shimano 2200-shifters?
Sub-Sora level kit. The design (thumb shifter) seems similar, but I think the levers are black. I would guess the difference is in build and materials. I would avoid it (though I am a fairly big fan of Sora).
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There is also a Schwinn Le Tour at $579. And my LBS sells the Le Tour GS, list $750, for $675.

http://www.schwinnbike.com/products/...gory.php?id=95

And the Fuji Newest 3.0:
http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/bikes.asp?id=278&subcat=

And Fuji Newest 4.0:
http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/bikes.asp?id=279&subcat=

Even the Fuji Newest 2.0 is just $720 list:
http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/bikes.asp?id=277&subcat=
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According to my LBS, the 2007 Lemond Etape that you included above, now carries a list of $749.

Perhaps you will need to bump up the limit to $750.

If so, then you can also include the Bianchi Fremont, at $739.
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Now, can you find a roadie with better than Sora shifters?
you can on closeout or by upping your budget a few $$$

i just got an '06 giant OCR2 for $644 OTD at my LBS...tiagra/105 with no-name brakes.

another LBS had last years' Trek 1200's for a little over $700, tiagra/105.
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According to my LBS, the 2007 Lemond Etape that you included above, now carries a list of $749.

Perhaps you will need to bump up the limit to $750.

If so, then you can also include the Bianchi Fremont, at $739.
I would but I would need a mod to change the title to $750

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Now, can you find a roadie with better than Sora shifters?
Yea to really get anything better then sora its going to be over $700 or a last year model.
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Best way to improve the thread is add $300 to the title.
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how about a Specialized Allez Triple...list for $769, pretty close...and I got a `06 on clearance for $550....sora shifters I guess could be better...but they work just fine for me...I really like it as an entry level bike...it's done it's part in getting me addicted to this sport.



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I disagree. Not everyone out there can spend 1000.00 on a bike. I know tons of people who are on sub-1k dollar bikes, and couldnt be happier. And after all, isnt that all that matters?

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I got a Felt F80 for about that price.
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2006 Specialized Allez Sport -

Here's a recent pic in its current state (upgraded just a few things, i.e. saddle, wheels, pedals, bottle cages), but I had gotten the bike for $700 back in August of last year.




It's a solid bike, and I've put 900 miles on her so far. Shifting is crisp (Tiagra FD, 105 RD, Tiagra shifters), and it handles great. I test rode the Trek 1000 and felt that the Allez was a bit more responsive (some may call it twitchy, but I've descended at 40+ mph and didn't feel stability was a problem). Overall, it's a great bike to get into the sport.
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I have to say, I found the old thread rather unhelpful. The "zomg I got this $3000 bike for $299 at my LBS!" doesn't tell me what I need to know if I'm trying to do research on entry-level road bikes.

So in the interest of being helpful, anyone know about the updated Jamis Ventura Sport? I think they used a few cheaper components than the 2006 model and dropped the MSRP to $535, so I'm wondering if it's still any good.

And for the obligatory pic....

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1) Updated the title to be under $750 bike thread.

2) There are plenty of good bikes out there around this price point and far under $1000. While the next price step up may be a good bang-for-the-buck spot for newer riders, there are plenty of riders out there that just can't spend that.

3) Be respectful to those trying to help fellow members both new and old by posting these different models and information in the thread. I would rather not have to delete out off topic flames please.

4) I may stick this one in place of the old one. Keep tuned for developments.
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Any campy bikes for under $750? I'm curious about the '07 Mirage and Veloce stuff since that seems to be on par with Shimano's Sora and Tiagra.
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I thought the point was to list bikes that you own/purchased for under $700. Or am I wrong?
Inflation, it is under $750 now.
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