Hey Guys this is my first post and I'm sure its one your sick of answering but im looking for advice on getting my first road bike. I would like to spend around 1000 and after doing some research I'm…Continue
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"Wow all good advice I'm even more confused! :-) I think what your saying makes
perfect sense Shav & Richard I should maybe I will pop down the bike workshop and grab a cheapy while looking on the net for something I want to pop up if my…"
"I have been riding for about 4 months on a roadie... up graded from mountain biking to road biking and am loving all of it and am looking forward to my second group ride this weekend... biggest thing i found (and didn't allow for in my…"
"Definitely not immoral Richard. Someone's misfortune for purchasing without thinking is someone else's benefit. I'd rather be on the beneficial side of the deal than the person hurting and only getting a fraction back on what they…"
"I agree totally with you Shav.
Funny though, I'm reminded of my uncle, who was a committed swimmer, in his sixties. He was walking past a bike shop one day, waiting for the wife as you do, wandered inside and wandered out with over $10,000…"
"i dont think its matters what bike/groupset you get unless you really like/love riding. You need to establish that feeling first or you won't ride, and you will waste money on a new bike that will sit in the shed gathering dust in my personal…"
"+1, pretty much. Don't expect your first bike to be the one you stay with. Treat it as a learner - it will teach you how much you like cycling, what size bike you need, what equipment level you want/need.
The main issues with buying…"
"I bought my first road bike a little over 12 months ago and felt similarly confused at the time. What I ended up doing was spending a few months going to different bike stores, looking at different bikes, getting fitted by a few stores (just…"
"come down to the bike workshop.
we presently have several road bikes you can test ride.
34 Long Street Plympton.
even if they don't suit you it will give you more chance of being an "informed consumer" when you visit the bike shop."
"There are times of the year when the shops are full of bargains - the model change over is one, the TDF another - it's worth keeping your eyes open.
Anyone know what phase of the moon ... er ... price cycle we're currently in?"
"If you buy online you need to have some mechanical ability to put the bike together and service it. Given that you are already riding it seems to me that you are already commited to cycling. It's still cold and wet so I'm guessing that…"
"You don't need to go to 105 level - maybe some years ago, but Shimano upgrade their stuff every year and Tiagra is pretty good these days (hell, it was when we bought my son's bike about five years ago).
Don't get sucked out of your…"