Hi there, I'm Rob. I just recently became interested in road biking and have been fervently searching for a bike that would be right for me. I live in Garden Grove California so if anybody else is from around this area and wants to give me some leg up on riding or anything let me know. Right now I just really want to find the right bike. I am 215 pounds, I was body building for a while so I am looking forward to the cardio and the slim down that the sport will give me. Also looking to save my gas money ;p aren't we all. I am looking to make riding a daily part of my life and my number one form of transportation when I am not driving my wife and daughter somewhere.
I just moved to Cali 2 months ago from Pennsylvania so my wife could be near her family. I look forward to finding a riding partner. The bikes I am currently looking to are as follows. Of course any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I would like to spend about 600 and down so haggling with have to suffice. I am completely ok with a used bike as long as it can hold up to a beating as I will be riding a lot. I would like something with a lot of speeds as I love strategy and deciding what speeds to use when appeals to me. I know the scott is a 24 spd.
SCOTT Speedster S60 $629.99
Iron Horse Triumph 5.0 $526.30
Iron Horse Victory 3.0 $607.50
By the way I was measured at an lbs and they said I should ride a 54cm. It was jaxbicycles, I think they are a big franchise so maybe some of you know them. They recommended the trek 2.1 but that is out of my price range and the components on the bikes I have mentioned seem to be of higher quality and half the price.
I would like to eventually do long rides, 50 miles+ as I love to travel and I love scenery. I look forward to riding all day with a group of people or a partner. Hope to find someone that will really push me to my limit. I also dream of doing a cross country ride someday.