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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 06-18-14, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, looking for some of your experienced advice. I bought a Trek 7.3 a couple months ago and have been riding it quite a bit and really enjoying getting more into the sport. Up until this I hadn't ridden a bike in many years and I am trying to do it to get back in shape as well as build towards longer distances for charity rides and what not. I like the 7.3 but after riding a friend's dropped bar bike, I REALLY liked it.
So here's what I'm thinking; seeing I do some family rides on a gravel trail with a tow behind bike for my daughter, putting tires on the FX that would be more dirt/gravel appropriate and getting a true road bike.
So question is, what do you guys think and what would you recommend to get for a road bike? I like Trek.
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Old 06-19-14, 06:05 AM   #2
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If you like trek, get another one.
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Old 06-19-14, 06:15 AM   #3
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Old 06-19-14, 06:16 AM   #4
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What bike does your friend have?
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Trek Pilot.

Get a beginner road bike and go on from there.
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Old 06-19-14, 09:30 AM   #6
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I love my entry-level Trek road bike. I've had it for 4 years and it's more than capable for any riding I'm ever going to do.
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