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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hello, I'm looking to start getting into cycling I am looking for a decent brand road bike for around the price of $400 AUD can anybody suggest any brands/makes? all contributions will be taken greatly

Thanks!
post #2 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

If its a drop bar one, Aldi had some 2x7 speed recently.
Cell bikes have entry level below $400: http://www.cellbikes.com.au/category...549ee3633a77fd
Avanti Prima 2x7 speeed 2XS size only can be bought for about $450 or less.
Giant CRX4 2006 can be bought for around $500 on sale.
post #3 of 11
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Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

Ah, thanks i'm interested in the CELL - S2200 - Road Bike http://www.cellbikes.com.au/product.php?id=211

Any cons that you can see of?
post #4 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

Only available in 2 sizes, 56 & 59, big and bigger!!
post #5 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

$400AUD isn't a great enough budget to get a decent roadbike, It depends if you want Brandnew or Second hand aswell, you asked for a good Brand, and the cheapest 'good Brand' road bike i can think of is the Advanti sprit at $700AUD last time i checked, i'm not too sure, I just brought my first roadbike and that was $1000 which doesn't include all the things i need with it aswell, pump, kits, gloves, lights, tools bottle cage... etc. list goes on. however, with a budget of $400 I would suggest a second hand bike
post #6 of 11
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Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

You seem right tripped although $449 isn't bad and i'm talking just about the bike itself. Another question, when it says
Available Sizes
  • 59cm
  • 56cm
from which part of the bike is it referring to?
thanks for all the replies.

Edit:
Also what's the brand Atomik Mamba like? I see they're rather cheap on ebay but I guess it's you get what you pay for
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AtomikMamba-N...QQcmdZViewItem
post #7 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

The Cell Bike Geometry Page: http://cellbikes.com.au/forum/index.php?topic=4.0

The atomic is only in one size and a 7 speed 14-28 spin on freewheel. The shifters are the butterfly ones up near the stem. http://www.cyclingforums.com/t342041.html

I have seen other Junior bikes with better specs.

The Aldi bike at $199 is better value. http://www.cyclingforums.com/t315064.html

Go for a bike with at least an 8 speed cassette freehub. (Cell, Learsport)
post #8 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

I think the Atomik on has about 14 gears????
post #9 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

$400 isn't a lot to play with. I'd go second hand with that kind of budget. You should be able to pick up a Giant TCR 2000/2001 model with 105 for about that much. Have a poke around on eBay and see what you can find.

It will be a much better bike than anything you can get new for $400.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

Thanks for all the replies I think i'll wait untill i have more to play with got a big insight from here - Thanks!
post #11 of 11

Re: Road Bike (Newbie)

Hey everybody.

We've received a lot of good feedback about our CELL Bikes S-2200 and have done our best to continually upgrade the range.

We now do them in sizes ranging from 46cm to 62cm!

Thanks for your input!
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