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Getting into racing, what bikes are the best?

Old 06-26-02, 11:35 AM
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Getting into racing, what bikes are the best?

I'm just getting into road racing, and am looking for a good bike. I've looked at the Marin San Marino, Marin Argentina, and the Trek 2200. Are these good bikes for the price? What are some other bikes I should consider?I welcome any tips, advice, info, etc. Thanks
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first figuring out your price range, this will help reduce your list. from that stick to name brands you like. this should narrow your list down to no more than 4 bikes. from these look at the materials used in the frame and fork, which suits you. then components, although most bikes withing a certain price range will have similar components. sorry i didn't give you specific bike names but with this info you should be able to decide on your own.
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a good answer may be: the bike that fits.
Take the time to get measured properly, etc.
Know the components, don't just look at the pretty paint.
You don't have to buy brand new...place emphasis on functionality as it meets what you think your needs are going to be.
 
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If your serious about the "race" part, find some local racers and see who is selling last years technology. A 2 or 3 year old racer's bike will get you more bang-for-the-buck than anything new. AND they will usually have a cart full of cassettes, handlebars, clips, and anything else that Shamino or campy upgrade this year.

Racers have to have the latest and greatest and will sometimes sell their old stuff to get the new.
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