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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-07-14, 10:15 PM   #1
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New Bike Shopping :)

i found a few bikes I need help with.

bike #1 ) Fuji Newest 3.0 its electric blue color so I am assuming its an 07'? It looks like it is in good condition, a bit used up looking, he is asking about $300 for it.

bike #2 ) Trek 1000sl, 06' with carbon fork and carbon seat post asking $340 for it. Looks in great condition, brand new looking.

Bike #3 ) Newest 2.0 looks in good condition asking $400 for it. White with red (fav color so far) 2009 model.

I am new to biking maybe a few weeks but this will be my first road bike. I am 5'7.5 and I have read a 54cm should be good and maybe even a 52cm.

#1 and #3 are 54cm and #2 is 52cm. I rode my friends 56 and it felt way to big for me.

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Old 03-08-14, 12:14 AM   #2
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update the info a bit.
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What is your question?
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Test ride and buy what feels best.

If you don't know which feels best, buy the one you'll want to ride the most.
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What is your question?
Sorry for not being clear, I was in a rush -_-

Which of the 3 seems to be the best bike and the best bike for its price.

My research has shown the 2.0 should be the best of the bunch ?
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No offense OP, but not sure anyone is going to be able to really help you determine that those prices are reasonable without seeing pics.
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Get this one:
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...97_-1___202613
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No offense OP, but not sure anyone is going to be able to really help you determine that those prices are reasonable without seeing pics.
Sure.

I just found this one, its a GIANT.


This is bike #1



Bike #3




This is also another bike i just found, Newest 3.0
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The Giant looks too small ; for $3-400 , any of those would be fair deals IMO . As mentioned , a test ride will tell you a lot . All look to be medium size frames, which should be in the ballpark for someone your size .
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The Giant looks too small ; for $3-400 , any of those would be fair deals IMO . As mentioned , a test ride will tell you a lot . All look to be medium size frames, which should be in the ballpark for someone your size .

Is there a big diff btw the 2.0 and 3.0
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For what it's worth, my first modern-day road bike was a Fuji Newest. Although I've added a second road bike to the collection, I still ride the Fuji regularly. It has 18,400 miles and still going.
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My first bike was that trek 1000 you posted and while it's not light it's a great bike and I'm willing to bet it would fit you well in a 52cm.
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I disagree that test riding will tell you anything. Any bike within the right frame dimensions can be fitted to your body's preference.

I personally don't think any of those bikes are worth buying. I'd much rather buy something from nashbar or bikesdirect.
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2.0 or 3.0?

I thnk I can get the blue 3.0 (2010) one for about $280 and the white 2.0 for about $400.
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I disagree that test riding will tell you anything. Any bike within the right frame dimensions can be fitted to your body's preference.

I personally don't think any of those bikes are worth buying. I'd much rather buy something from nashbar or bikesdirect.
Can't really afford a $700 bike right now, nor do I really need it because I think i'll be riding 15+ miles 2xs a week only maybe once and a 10mi and less 2-3x a week.
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so Bike #1) has micro shifters SB-R08 which i read was horrible.
Front
Derailleur - Microshift R-539
Rear
Derailleur - Shimano Sora

The Newest 2.0 has
Shimano Sora shifters
Front Derailleur - Microshift R-539
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Tiagra

9 speed


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Fuji 3.0 2010 (the black and red one) has Shimano ST-2203 shifters
F. Derailleur - Shimano FD-2303
R. Derailleur - Shimano Sora

8 speed
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At that level of bike just go for your pocket and guts.
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