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    Which one of these bikes would be the best for as first road bike?

    I'm around 6'0-6'1 and im wondering which one of these bikes is the best deal? they are all 58cm except the Raleigh which is 60cm and is also the cheapest.

    http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3908579162.html It has an Ultegra crankset, 105 and Sora derailleurs, Microshift 10 speed shifters, velocity/105 wheels, Kenda tires, Easton stem, specialized saddle. Frame and fork are flawless.

    2001 Trek http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3916194607.html

    2001 Univega http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3912037421.html 1500 miles on it

    Raleigh http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/3822013316.html Thanks!
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    The only thing I'd venture is that a 60cm bike may see you stretched out a tad too far. I, to am 6'1" and am currently riding a 58cm CAAD10 - perfect fit - which replaced a 60cm Trek 1.9 that was just that little bit too much of a stretch. FWIW.

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    Go with the trek and haggle a bit.

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    Agreed. Trek. Hands down. The 60cm is too big for you unless you have a very long torso and you want to ride very upright. Some 6' folks choose to ride 56cm, and 58cm can even be a bit big for some 6' folks. At 6' 1" a 58 is normally just right, but if you're 6' 1" and want a very upright ride, it's possible the 60cm is good for you if you put a shorter stem on it. For -most- people 6', the 60cm will be way to big. We can only speak in general terms, but it's very likely the Trek is the best bet. No amount of dura-ace or sram red will make a bike a better deal if the fit is not as good. A good fitting Sora equipped bike is better to ride than a 14,000 dura ace bike that is a little too big.

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    Trek, just make sure the shifters are working smoothly. Expensive to replace.

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