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    Do you have any ideas or tips on how to choose road bike?


    Hello!
    Do you have any ideas or tips on how to choose road bike?
    I am not good at this.

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    What is your budget?

    What Size do you need?

    Roads smooth, flat or hills?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Measure.

    Measure your inseam. Measure your height.

    Do you have any bicycle at all right now? If so measure it and think about how it fits. Does it feel too big for you? Too small? Just right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    What is your budget?

    What Size do you need?

    Roads smooth, flat or hills?

    Roads flat, as I am a new one for this. the medium-priced will be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Measure.

    Measure your inseam. Measure your height.

    Do you have any bicycle at all right now? If so measure it and think about how it fits. Does it feel too big for you? Too small? Just right?
    I ever have a bicycle, not now. That bicycle is a bit bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuhuanjoan View Post
    Roads flat, as I am a new one for this. the medium-priced will be good.
    Visit local bike shops and take some test rides.
    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 07-02-14 at 03:06 AM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    When I bought my first road bike since being a teenager (30 years ago) I thought there were only 3 types of bikes: comfort, hybrid, and road. So I just looked at pics of those bikes with the curly handlebars! You have to take into account the type of riding you'll most likely do and the type of terrain. I think it might almost make more since to buy a medium-priced used bike and then after riding for several months you'll know more about what type of bike you want and need before spending the big bucks on something new.

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    Step 1. Set a budget. (This includes bicycle, pedals, helmet, bottle cages, water bottles, shoes...)

    Step 2. Go to a bike shop and test ride bikes in your budget. Find one that fits you and that you enjoy riding Repeat at multiple shops if needed to find a bicycle you enjoy riding.

    Step 3. Buy that bicycle along with the pedals, helmet, bottle cages, water bottle, shoes...

    (Here's a little secret - it's almost impossible to buy a bad bicycle at any bicycle shop.)

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    Buy a used bike on CL, helmet, riding pants and shirt, cage pedals and ride it for a month or so, then research for what you want.
    I'm no pro, but it worked great for me. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmc View Post
    When I bought my first road bike since being a teenager (30 years ago) I thought there were only 3 types of bikes: comfort, hybrid, and road. So I just looked at pics of those bikes with the curly handlebars! You have to take into account the type of riding you'll most likely do and the type of terrain. I think it might almost make more since to buy a medium-priced used bike and then after riding for several months you'll know more about what type of bike you want and need before spending the big bucks on something new.
    Yes, you are right. Thanj you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuhuanjoan View Post

    Hello!
    Do you have any ideas or tips on how to choose road bike?
    I am not good at this.
    I'm just surprised there haven't been 10,000 responses yet.

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