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Old 07-27-20, 08:46 PM
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Hello from Alabama: What to Buy

I am just getting started in cycling. I am wanting to get into better shape and a healthier life and feel cycling will be fun and challenging. I would like some advice on what to look at buying. I have seen some bikes online for thousands of dollars... was hoping to stay between 250-500 dollars. Any suggestions or tips. Mainly would be riding around towns and neighborhoods with average hills.
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Originally Posted by Mcgbm21 View Post
I am just getting started in cycling. I am wanting to get into better shape and a healthier life and feel cycling will be fun and challenging. I would like some advice on what to look at buying. I have seen some bikes online for thousands of dollars... was hoping to stay between 250-500 dollars. Any suggestions or tips. Mainly would be riding around towns and neighborhoods with average hills.
Welcome,
In your desired price range, you are limited to very cheaply built bikes new.
If you don't have a bike co-op, maybe a bike shop that sells used bikes. Your local Craigslist will have options, but you will have to be careful not to buy someone else's problems.
Good luck,
Dave
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