View Single Post
Old 10-20-03, 04:34 PM
Desert tortise
lsits's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 884

Bikes: Ibex Corrida LT 4.4 (2003), 2006 Bianchi Vigorelli (Red)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

One way you can save some money is to look for a frame that is made of cro-moly (or cromoly). It's a type of steel. It's a little heavier than aluminum but has a smoother ride.

Don't skimp on quality components. Stay away from anything that doesn't have Shimano or Sram components. Many entry-level bikes have Shimano Sora components. While they're not the best Shimano has to offer, they are reliable and will last a good long time if taken care of and not abused.

Good luck
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. - Bob Seger
lsits is offline