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Old 08-14-09, 08:44 PM   #1
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GTA: A good bike shop for my 1st road bike?

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Want to know which bike shop is good for me to shop for my first road bike, an entry level one. Also how much should I expect for an entry level road bike? If I am targeting something $750 or less (before tax), is that too cheap?


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$750 is what you would expect to pay for a decent entry level road bike. They can quickly get more expensive from there. I live in Cambridge, ON so I'm not sure which Bike Store is decent in TO. Are you going to use your bike for weekend riding or commuting?
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It depends on what part of TO you are in. There are several in Bloor Village between High Park and Jane. Pick a shop that is helpful and can give good service after you buy.
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Call around to the stores listed on the TBN websit (toronto bicycling network) and ask what kind of a fitting they do if you want to buy a new bike. At this point, price shouldn't have to come up as a fitting is a prerequisite to buying a new bike. After asking 3-5 shops you should have a good idea as to who takes it seriously. Hopefully the one you like the sound of sells bikes in your price range. Good luck.
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Hey, I just picked up an entry level road bicycle myself. I got a Trek 1.2 from Bayview cycles, I think they have 2 left, not sure what the sizes are, but I'm 5'7 and got fitted with a 54cm frame. Tax and everything came to about ~$900 something. I was also looking at a eithe the Devinci S1, another entry bike, which is around $900 as well at skii's and bikes and a Canondale, but I didn't get a chance to find that bike either. If it helps there's a bicycle end of season sale at the EX next month for a $5 entry. Hope this helps!

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