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New to cycling and need a bike recommendation.....

Old 02-15-15, 01:27 PM
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New to cycling and need a bike recommendation.....

Hello everyone,

I need a bike recommendation. I'm going to be using this for riding on the street and on the beach (not sand but the broad walk). I'm 40 years old and in good physical condition.

I'm guessing I'll be riding about 1-3 times per week ~3-10 miles at a times.

I don't want to spend a fortune because I want to see if I'll like it.

Can anyone recommend me a decent entry level bike? Should I buy new or used? Hybrid or road bike? (a local shop recommended the 2015 Giant Escape)

I appreciate your advice!
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Old 02-15-15, 01:33 PM
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Go and try a hybrid, much better to cruise beach side compared to a road bike. Sure it might be noticeably slower than a road bike, but whats the rush?
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Old 02-15-15, 01:38 PM
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The relaxed geometry of a hybrid would better fit your riding style. The Trek FX series and Specialized Sirrus are both hybrid style bikes that I have ridden a lot and they are both very nice.
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I just researched the Giant Escape. If you aren't rinding an insane amount of miles the Escape 3 seems like an excellent value for cruising around the beaches.
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Thank you all for you feedback!
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Check your local Craigslist for a used Trek Hydrid. You should be able to find one for between $100-$200 in rideable condition. Get your bike, and go riding. If you get into riding, you will form a better idea of how, what, and where you like to ride. And know what features you want for your next bike.

If you would like some recommendations, post your location, and some information so we can get an idea of what size bike might fit you (height and inseam).
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