Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Did I do well?

Old 08-01-11, 11:44 AM
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Did I do well?

After a long hiatus, I came to the painful realization that running is not for me. So I been looking around for 2 months for a good road bike that will get me into the sport without breaking the bank. In the early phase of my search, bike shops kept suggesting that a hybrid was a good choice for me. Though previously having one, I know that I would not enjoy carrying the bike up to my apartment.

So recently I bought a brand new Fuji Roubaix 3.0 at Performance utilizing their the weekend sale. So I walked out with a bike and a few supplies for $640. Just curious as if this is a good buy. The model is a performance exclusive so a little different than the standard model. Most of my biking will be for getting in shape and not much commuting.
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That looks like a good starter bike and yes, $640 OTD including small misc stuff is not bad... MSRP is/was $949, I think?

Enjoy! And btw yes this will be a ton easier on your knees, ankles and feet.
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Nice deal on the Fuji! Enjoy!
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No pics yet, I had to order one in my size so hopefully within a week or two. I was a bit skeptical on the bike at first but I'm reassured now
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