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Old 08-06-04, 01:05 PM   #1
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About to go from stationary bike to the road

I have been training on a LifeCycle 9500hr for about the last five months.
I usually ride for two hours 5-6 days a week at a time average 36mph (don't know how that relates to the road) and when I do check the watts it's up around 275....


I want to go to a road bike and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I am 5'9 weigh in at 156 so I am in pretty decent shape. Money isn't too much of a issue.

Watched the tour this year and I have been looking at the Trek line, but have no idea of what to get?
Does used make sense?

Also does anyone know of any riding clubs in Virginia I live about an hour south of DC.

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Money isn't too much of a issue. Dan
This is a very aesthetically pleasing and functional application of carbon and titanium. Kinda spendy though.

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Notice the laser cut ti tubes with the carbon inserts.
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I have been training on a LifeCycle 9500hr for about the last five months.
I usually ride for two hours 5-6 days a week at a time average 36mph
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I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but you won't be averaging 36mph on the road
Even averaging 36kmh for two hours is a reasonable effort.

There's a gazillion different bikes you could buy, and not having a price limit will probably make it more difficult to choose
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Acording to some calculations I just did at http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesPower_Page.html , 275 watts, at your body weight, on flat ground, with no wind, at sea level, etc, etc, will have you travelling at about 26.07mph
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36mph on a trainer will get you about half that in real life when you factor in wind, inclines, tire pressure, road conditions, fluid loss, etc.

If money's not a prob, take a look at a Merlin Cielo.
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I would get a decent bike to start, and see if you really love the sport. Then if money was really not an issue. I mean an extreme non-issue you can look at a custom bike. It will be fitted especially to you.
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I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but you won't be averaging 36mph on the road
Even averaging 36kmh for two hours is a reasonable effort.

There's a gazillion different bikes you could buy, and not having a price limit will probably make it more difficult to choose

Thanks,

I wasn't looking for input on how well I would do on the road just based off of effort inside what bike should I buy for the road...

Thanks for the feedback
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Acording to some calculations I just did at http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesPower_Page.html , 275 watts, at your body weight, on flat ground, with no wind, at sea level, etc, etc, will have you travelling at about 26.07mph


Very Very cool site..

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