Beginner Bike


New Member
Aug 1, 2006
Hi everyone,
I'm a beginner looking to get a new road bike, and I have no idea where to start! I don't have much money to work with...$400 at most (just got my tuition bill in the mail!). I've been searching but I don't see many options. The only bikes I've found in this price range was a Motobecane Mirage and Mirage Sport. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

I was also looking at the Trek SU100 and SU200. I know they're not "road" bikes, but would I be better off with the Trek over the Motobecane?