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Old 01-22-07, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by draxine
Hi all, I've been riding a cheap raleigh mtb to college for the past 5 months, and seeing as it's pretty knackered already i'm looking to buying a decent entry-level road bike. The journey is about 20-25 miles a day, and I'd like to take a new road bike for some weekend rides.

Basically, I've read on here that the Trek 1000 is generally considered to be a good beginners' road bike, but I haven't heard much about it from commuters. Any of you guys know if it's a good sturdy commuter bike?

Other options for about the same price are the Specialized Allez series and the Carrera Vanquish, but i have no idea if these are any good either

Thanks!
If you are parking this bike at school, you should give serious consideration to a used bike. I'd hate to spend $1200 bucks on a Trek 520 and then lock it up to any bike rack that wasn't completely secure.
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