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Old 05-17-07, 07:40 AM   #1
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New and need advice!


I have been wanting to get a bike for while now, but I am having trouble figuring out a good bike to start with. I have never really biked regularly prior to this so I am a truly new to this. I imagine myself doing a lot more road biking but I would like the option of taking it to an easy trail every once in a while. I have heard of the Trek Hybrid bicycles and think I might like that best as a beginner, but I wanted to get everyone's opinion and possibly other options. I did have a Trek bicycle a few years ago and it may have been a Hybrid, but I'm not sure - it was stolen - I loved it, but I guess the chain I used to lock it wasn't thick enough or something. Anyways, I don't even really know the difference between most bikes or what I should really look for. I am not looking to spend too much on my first bike but I am willing to go in the $300-$400 range.

Any help would be great!


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Old 05-17-07, 08:14 AM   #2
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Welcome Anna,
Since your new to this you might want to do some searching on the road forum to start. Also, you might want to check into a cross-bike. Its a great bike to use for both the road and dirt.

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Old 05-17-07, 10:39 PM   #3
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Fashionable Ferndale eh?
You might want to stop in at Cycleworks in Clawson and talk to Eric, he's a great guy and won't steer you wrong when it comes to picking a good bike, assuming you haven't picked on up already.
I live in Clinton Township, nice to see another metro Detroiter in here, welcome!
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