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Old 09-10-20, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Then you are looking at two bikes. The right tool for the job.
I have a Specialized Diverge. I mostly ride on pavement but sometimes on trails and it works well for me in both situations. I'm not looking for a second bike.
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Old 09-10-20, 07:40 PM
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Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think the best option is like some say, get a used bike, try it out and figure out what i do like. I will enjoy the ride during that time and figure out what really fits my need.
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Old 09-11-20, 06:04 PM
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Get a bike. Ride around. See things. Have fun. Be good.
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Find out if your local bike shop rents bikes. Then you can try out a road bike or a gravel bike (or mountain) and see if you have a preference for where you most likely would wan to ride (pavement/gravel/trails, etc).
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Old 09-12-20, 01:03 AM
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Man, $800 would buy such a rad vintage road bike. If you could find an upper-mid level or better for $400ish, that would leave you with $100 of kit, $200 of tires and consumables (pretty much the best rubber you can buy), and $100 of tools to keep your newly overhauled/rebuilt/refurbish vintage ride on the road for tens of thousands of more miles.
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and upgrading parts later you're better off forking over more $$$ for a bike now with good
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Originally Posted by kenjidm View Post
Looking for a bike that i can use on the road, but something that is versatile and can be used on trails...So not sure
if you donít really know what you want, I suggest you buy a series of cheap used bikes in order to learn what kind of riding you prefer and what kind of bike fits you.

I am a newbie corona-rider too. Since I started cycling in April, Iíve bought 4 used bikes, plus one for my wife. I sold one of them and plan to sell another. And I am going to look at another used bike today. Itís fun for me.
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