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Buying my first entry level bike

Old 09-05-06, 12:25 PM
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Buying my first entry level bike

I am interested in getting an entry level road bike. Maybe new, maybe used. Price range up to 500 dollars. Not too flashy, but reliable, sturdy parts, possible to upgrade onto. If anything comes to mind I would truly appreciate a response.

Also any stores out there offering fall clearance sales? Any good mailorder companies online?

Thanks a bunch.
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Read "The Under $700 Road Bike Thread" at the top of this forum.
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Up to 500 dollars you'll have to get something off Ebay. For a hundred or so more you can get a Trek 1000 or a Giant OCR 3.
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Check the under $700 sticky thread. Lot's of shops having discounts right now. You're going to want an aluminum frame with Shimano Sora components. Performance comes to mind, check this one out:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=3040

The cheapest road bikes start at around $650, so if you really have to stay under $500 you should look at ebay and Craigslist.
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Go used. There are precious few new road bikes that can be had under $500.
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