Old 04-23-13, 09:08 AM
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BTW, I was in the postion you were in a few years back. Started riding road again and still had an old 1988 Trek 1000 and wanted something newer. Had a budget around 1000 and was looking at Tiagra and 105 equipped bikes. Rode everything I could at several shops and ended up back on a Trek, as it just "felt" the best to me. Rode, Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Felt, Orbea, KHS, Bianchi and probably a few others.

The Tiagra has been basically bulletproof, but I am a just a light recreational rider and have probably put less miles on the bike since new than many posters here put on a bike in a year. Spend some time thinking about the ergonomics, how the shifters work, etc. Try to ride Shimano, Campagnolo and Sram and then choose based on feel. Best of luck.
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