Recent content by AngieD750



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    Carbon frame vs better components

    This was great advice. I did end up returning the hybrid I first bought and bought a Specialized Dolce Elite E5. It has the Tiagra group set which I was told is pretty good for a starter bike. To me, the bike feels pretty light, at least compared to the Vita Elite I had before...not sure if...
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    Carbon frame vs better components

    I'm at that stage...I guess once I really get into Cycling and appreciating the components and the ride itself, color won't make a difference. However, I'm sure it'll still be hard for me...everything I own is black...car, motorcycle, kayak, etc...something so sharp about all black (and I'm not...
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    Carbon frame vs better components

    That's been the advice I've been getting...and "just have two bikes" ;) However, I live in Florida, so where I live, I probably wouldn't ride around town. I know I'll mostly be riding paved trails. I'm sure I probably won't ride the trails at the parks, so need for a mountain bike like I used...
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    Carbon frame vs better components

    I'm almost certain I'll go with the cheaper Spec Elite, for the better components and enjoy and learn on that bike. However, you have me thinking looking towards a road bike, in the future...near future. I appreciate your advice...I've read through some of your other post, and its all been great...
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    Carbon frame vs better components

    Actually, that was great advice. It's along the lines of what other experienced riders have told me too. You make a good point that right now, as an inexperienced cyclist, I probably couldn't tell the difference or benefit from a carbon frame. Thank you for your advice & time!!
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    Carbon frame vs better components

    Hoping to get some advice on what bike to get. I'm torn between Specialized Vita/Sirrus Sport Carbon ($1300) and the Spec Vita/Sirrus Elite ($1000). Let me start with I'm a newbie, just starting to ride, but I'm certain I'm down for the long run. I've done a lot of research, but I was told...