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What bike to buy for a starter?

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What bike to buy for a starter?

In order to get my cardio going and have fun doin it, I 've decided to get a road bike. I thought I could invest $500-$600 and buy a bike that has gone on sale. So I could have a decent bike to start with.
Now I have no idea about the brands and specs of bikes out there. I thought u guys are the best to ask. please take a minute and advise. tnk u
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Have you visited any local bike shops ? First had experience is good. What type of riding do you plan to do ? Bike paths ? paved roads ? Puttering around town ? Long distances ?
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Go to a LBS and tell them where and how you'd like to ride, and how much money you plan to spend. They'll take it from there.

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Find a Jamis bicycle dealership and test-ride a Jamis Coda Sport. The Jamis Coda Sport won Bicycling Magazine's Editor Choice Award for being the best Flatbar Hybrid bicycle of 2011.

Trust me, you won't go wrong with a Jamis Coda!

Good Luck!


If the Coda doesn't work for you, then try then Satellite Sport, which comes with drop handlebars, and is truly a road bike...

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