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  1. #1
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    Newbie Suggestions

    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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    ka maté ka maté ka ora pdedes's Avatar
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    novo bosberg - red, pedal force cg1 - red, neuvation f-100 - da, devinci phantom - xt, miele piste - miche/campy, bianchi reparto corse sbx, concorde squadra tsx - da, miele team issue sl - ultegra
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    If you like trek, get another one.
    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

  3. #3
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    Trek Domane

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    Senior Member MRT2's Avatar
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    2012 Salsa Casseroll, 1997 Bianchi Advantage, 1994 Trek 930.
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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.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
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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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