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My first road bike!! Would like suggestions!!

Old 05-26-15, 09:18 PM
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My first road bike!! Would like suggestions!!

I've been looking for a road bike my budget is around $800 I found this brand tommaso more exactly the 2015 tommaso tiempo $749
Can u guys recommend about this bike o another brands!
I own two mountain bike this is my first road bike thanks

2015 Tommaso Tiempo | Giantnerd
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Welcome to bike forums! Where are you from? That will help a lot in deciding which bikes are available to you.

As most people will recommend, if you can, go around to all of your local bike stores and buy the bike in your price range that fits the best. Fit is king when it comes to bikes.
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hi thanks for the welcome!!

Originally Posted by corrado33
Welcome to bike forums! Where are you from? That will help a lot in deciding which bikes are available to you.

As most people will recommend, if you can, go around to all of your local bike stores and buy the bike in your price range that fits the best. Fit is king when it comes to bikes.
i live in manhattan and im going to use to move in the city!! the local bike stores i think are a little bit overprice! i visit some already! thats w i decide to look online!!
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If you're really new to bikes, I'd suggest that you take a train out of the city to a nearby town with LBS's, and test ride several bikes at several LBS's.

Right now, you don't know whether you want an Endurance (relaxed) geometry or a Racing (aggressive) geometry in your road bike. And we can't tell you, because we don't know what your bike flexibility is. And we don't know which size bike will fit you, because each brand has a slightly different geometry, so some brands fit some people better than other brands. And height and inseam only get you close on your bike size. They basically tell you the range of bikes that you should be test riding.

Once you've been riding bikes for a year or more, and your fit has not changed for a few hundred miles, then you can take the measurements of your bike to successfully buy online. (Yes, your bike fit will change as your fitness changes.)

An alternative is to use Craig's List to look for used bikes in your area. At least you can test ride a CL bike. But I would still suggest going to the LBS's and test riding bikes to get an idea of what feels good, before you go to test ride a CL bike. Use Bicycle Blue Book to get an idea of whether or not a bike is a decent deal.

The big thing, is that if the bike does not fit, it is NOT a good deal, no matter what you paid for it.

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Brands are names painted on frames , you can compare the parts picks if you want.
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My wife and I bought road bikes last weekend. We have exactly the same components. 2 different brands. I bought the one that felt the best. We bought hybrids about a year ago. We kinda knew what we were looking for. My wife's bike was last years model. They knocked off a good chunk of the price to get it out of the store. Mine is this years model. No go on a price break. With what she saved on hers and what mine cost we were at the end range of our budget. I rode 4 different bikes before I made my choice. My wife got on hers and didn't want to get off. Her bike is a Trek Lexa, and mine is a Kona Esatto. Take your time and look at the bike,not necessarily the colors.
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