The closest I have been to a track is watching videos on the Internet. However, my coach said he wanted to try me on track.
So, I would like to have any recommendation as to a good and inexpensive bike, as well as any modification that would make it better. Obviously, I am aware that there are nice track bikes available that do not require much upgrade if you pay the price, but I would like to have an idea.
Id suggest a Fuji Track Pro/Comp. Very easy to find one at a Performance Bike shop discounted especially if you can have them source one that is from 1-2 seasons ago. They come decently spec'ed, the frame is stiff and aero, and pretty lightweight.
I just started racing at Marymoor Velodrome in WA and there are easily dozens upon dozens of beginner to elite level riders on Fuji Track Pro's.
Thanks for the few suggestions.
a) Inexpensive would be costing a maximum of 2000$
b) How to know what is good, what is better, and what is garbage? The bike I would shop for will be solely for track, and I would not buy a bike with the intention of buying another one the year after; I'm looking for medium-long term. Changing parts is not a problem, as long as the frame lasts long.
If "inexpensive" to you is under $2000, look at the Felt TK2/TK3, the Fuji Track Pro and Track Comp. Any of those bikes come spec'ed with everything a beginning rider all the way up to an experienced Cat 1 could use. ****, I think Brad Huff raced a Fuji Track Pro at Worlds a few years back.
Originally Posted by doofo
the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike
you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination