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    new from riverside and need some advice on buying a bike

    Hi, im new to the cycling game and im really hooked. ive been going to a cycling and spin class everyday now for a week. im looking to buy my own bike. im looking to do casual riding maybe to and from work. some weekend group rides. hopefully a compettion here and there. i was looking to buy the trek 1.1 but one of the managers at work is trying to sell me this bike and i know nothing about it. he wants 900 for it. How much would u pay for it? are these good bikes? any feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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    That's an older Kuota K-Factor, a time-trial/triathlon specific bike frame. $900 would probably be a decent deal for that bike but you are probably looking for a road specific bike. If you're spending $1k on your first bike, I'd go to your LBS first.

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    Finding a bike that fits is the most important. That Kuota looks pretty tiny.

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    its a 52cm

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    I would avoid that bike as it will not be comfortable as a daily commuter. Go to your local bike shop and talk to them, find out what size you need and try a few bikes to find out what kind of bike you are gonna be happy to ride.

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    im just going to pass it up and buy the trek 1.2

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