Advice Re. Buying Road Bike for Older Guy

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  1. bluehawk

    bluehawk New Member

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    Hi : I am in my mid 60s looking to upgrade my road bike, an old Peugeot, to a more recent vintage bike. I am a smaller guy, 5'6" & 130 lbs. I am pretty fit and would be doing recreational riding, mostly. Some day trips maybe.
    All recommendations , advice will be appreciated. I would like to buy a used bike if possible, new bike advice welomed as well.
    Thanks for your help.
    cheers
     
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  2. new_rider

    new_rider New Member

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    Please be more specific about which used/new bikes you are interested in, i.e., brand, type of bike.
     
  3. bluehawk

    bluehawk New Member

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    I am interested in a road bike. used and new, would like opinions/advice from other cyclists.
    thanks
     
  4. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what's available in your area or how much you want to spend, but lines that might interest you are Specialized Roubaix and Secteur; Gary Fisher Cronus and Rail; Giant Defy; Felt Z; Cannondale Synapse; and Scott CR1 and Speedster. Have I left anyone out?

    These lines all have low to moderately priced bikes built around an "endurance" geometry, some more than others. That means the fit can be a little more upright and the ride a little smoother.

    At this moment the Scott Speedster 20 is my price-performance favorite--the aluminum frame rides like carbon, it's very nicely equipped, and the geometry should work for a wide range of riders. But all of these bikes have their merits. Disclosure--I sell Scott and Fisher.
     
  5. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    You need to indicate what your budget is.

    Also, what is wrong with your current Peugeot?

    How old is it?

    Does your current bike fit you?
     
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