Re: help a beginner on road bike
Originally Posted by s14
no one could help me out? i could only find the few selection below
gmc kent denali road bike
schwinn varsity road bike
or the dawes lightning sport road bike
any experience on any of those stated pls?
Don't let people scare you away by saying you can't get a good bike cheap! I have a Huffy that I bought a few years ago at Wal-Mart for under $100. While it is somewhat heavier than most of the more expensive LBS bikes (about 35 lbs) it has held up well. Would I recommend it for competitive riding, No; for cross-country touring, No; for a reasonably short daily commute, Yes.
I am not familiar with the Denali bike, but I understand it has gotten good reviews. The Schwinn, while not up to the standards of the older Schwinns should be a decent bike, and I have heard some good things about Dawes.
Keep in mind, if you buy a bike from somewhere like Wal-Mart, that it was probably assembled by an "Associate" who knows little or nothing about bicycles. You need to either go over it very thoroughly yourself or have a bike shop do it for you (they will charge from $40-$80) to make sure that everything is set up properly and safely.
Lastly check out your local bike shops for unsold prior year models. Sometimes you can get an excellent buy on a "New/Old" bike.
Good luck to you!
BTW: If your college campus is like most, you probably don't want to get too nice a bike anyway. Buy something no one will want to steal!