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JC Cyclists.

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Pilotforhire587, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. NovemberEcho

    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    So id like to get into road biking this year. Can anyone recommend a good road bike in the sub $1k range? Strictly staying on road, I've got a mtb for the fun stuff.
     
  2. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    I'd buy the cheapest roadie with disk brakes and clearance for 30c tires.

    Not sure if you can find that for under 1k...


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  3. NovemberEcho

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    What are some good brands you'd recommend and who to stay away from?
     
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    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    CAAD 10 disk on craigslist/eBay.

    If you want full carbon in an aero package, you can find the Kestrel Talon for cheap money- sucks for climbing but it's pretty fast on the flats. [​IMG]
     
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    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    You can't go wrong with the big 3: Specialized, Trek, Giant.

    I'm looking for much different things. So I'm not sure if my advice is sound.

    I'm looking for specific things like geometry, component spec etc. and willing to spend more.


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  6. NovemberEcho

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    I don't know what TO look for other than I don't want to drop a ton of money only to wind up not using it much. Although I hope that doesn't happen lol
     
  7. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Suck it up and go to your local bike shop. A bike is one of those things that it's worth paying a little extra to have a pro advise you.
     
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    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    Oh I'll def be buying from a local bike shop, but I don't like to have all my information or recommendations come from the person selling me the item.
     
  9. bike21

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  10. FlyingSieve

    FlyingSieve Well-Known Member

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    At a *good* LBS, the employees are far better cycling enthusiasts than salespeople. I've purchased two new road bikes in the past year (one sub-$1000, the other a custom build .... far from sub-$1000).

    The guy I buy from would be awful at a car dealership, electronics store, etc. He rides thousands of miles per year and doesn't do the upsell thing (not being paid on commission matters).

    The trick is finding a shop like that...
     
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    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    I need to find a good bike shop. The one in my town has 2 star rating and I used them once for a repair on my mtb that didn't go so well.
     
  12. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    This is pretty crucial


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  13. bike21

    bike21 Somewhat Known Member

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    I was that guy, terrible at sales but could talk bikes all day.
     
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