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New to road cycling, need help finding a bike

Old 07-26-14, 09:55 PM
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New to road cycling, need help finding a bike

Hello all,

I am new to road cycling, I had a mountain bike in high school, but during college i got away from riding and gained weight. I have since graduated and decided to get back into cycling. I purchased an old road bike from a friend to get started with. I have been riding for about 4 months now and am ready to get my own bike.

I have a $600.00 budget to work with. I recently went to my local bike shop and got sized. I am a 56cm.

I have found a few bikes that i am interested in, my local bike shop has a 2014 KHS FLITE150, and I found a 2012 Trek 1.1 Alpha on ebay. Both bikes are within my price range.

My question is which bike is better? Or is there another bike i should look into?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
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Old 07-26-14, 10:01 PM
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With that budget I would try and find a lightly used Trek 1.5 with Tiagra or possibly a Specialized Allez. You will appreciate site the upgrades of the 1.5 over the 1.1. Check craigslist for sure! Good luck!
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What kind of bike are you riding now and what's wrong with it? If you've been riding 4 months, I would just save money until you can afford to spend a bit more
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Originally Posted by timmbo
With that budget I would try and find a lightly used Trek 1.5 with Tiagra or possibly a Specialized Allez. You will appreciate site the upgrades of the 1.5 over the 1.1. Check craigslist for sure! Good luck!
Thanks, i will definatly look into those two you mentioned. If you had a choice between the two which would you choose? Trek, or KHS?

The bike i have right now is an old unbranded 80's 10-speed. Its rusted and dosent fit me very well. I only paid a few bucks for it so no big deal.
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Brand new bike with Tiagra 10spd components and warranty not a bad deal. It would be a much better choice then the 2 bike you mention earlier.
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Originally Posted by ZachLegleiter
Thanks, i will definatly look into those two you mentioned. If you had a choice between the two which would you choose? Trek, or KHS?

The bike i have right now is an old unbranded 80's 10-speed. Its rusted and dosent fit me very well. I only paid a few bucks for it so no big deal.
I had a 1.5 and really liked it. I don't know anything about the KHS
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