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Old 12-06-11, 11:07 AM
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gutfood
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First road bike.

Hey,

I'm currently looking for my first first road bike for commuting, but also for seeing what proper cycling is all about. My budget is anything up to 700, although I would prefer not to hit 700. I've narrowed down my choices to these bikes.

Format - Name : Size : Price : Groupset

Giant Defy 4 Compact (2011) : XL : 395 : Shimano 2300

Forme Vitesse (2011) : 60cm : 629 : Shimano 105

Specialized Alez Sport 18 (2011) : 61cm : 600 : Shimano Sora

Cannondale CAAD 8 : 60cm : 589 : Shimano Tiagra

Ribble 7005 Audax : 62cm : 580 : Shimano Tiagra

I'm really tempted by the Forme Vitesse and the Ribble 7005 Audax.
Any suggestions? Bike I havn't considered?
Also, I'm 6'5", so and suggestions on frame size would help. Measurements suggest I should be a 62cm frame, but I got on a XL (58.5) Giant Defy 5 and it felt ok.

Thank you,
Jacob
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