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Should I get a road bike or not?

Old 02-11-08, 02:52 PM
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Should I get a road bike or not?

Ok so I started my journey on a cheap MTB and have now moved onto a $700 hybrid. I am loving how it rides now and am wondering if I should really consider getting a road bike now or later. I want to get into the longer group rides and I commute 6 miles round trip every day and on top of that maybe ride for 45 minutes 3-4 times a week so I'm not sure if my fitness level is up enough to keep up with other members in the group.

I have the money now but am wondering if it is better to wait till next spring/summer to dive into riding with a group so that I will be able to keep up with them. Any suggestions?
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Put some narrower tires on, getting a second set of wheels if necessary before taking the plunge. There's nothing wrong with a hybrid for group rides but if you get more into it; you'll probably appreciate the benefits of racier geometry, a lighter bike, more speed oriented gearing and drop bars.
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Definately maybe
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You can never have too many bikes . You could keep the hybrid for your commute, and have a 'nice' dedicated road bike that you wouldn't have to use in all weather conditions.
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By the spring- most deals on 07 bikes will be gone so if you going for it do it now. If your fitness level is not up to standard now- then get out a bit more often or ride for longer. OR- if you get in with that group- you will get fitter.
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Ok so I started my journey on a cheap MTB and have now moved onto a $700 hybrid. I am loving how it rides now and am wondering if I should really consider getting a road bike now or later. I want to get into the longer group rides and I commute 6 miles round trip every day and on top of that maybe ride for 45 minutes 3-4 times a week so I'm not sure if my fitness level is up enough to keep up with other members in the group.

I have the money now but am wondering if it is better to wait till next spring/summer to dive into riding with a group so that I will be able to keep up with them. Any suggestions?
I bought a Used Road Bike from CriagList for $15 and love it. Try a used one first.
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Yes.

Get a [road] bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.
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