Buying Advice

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Speed_Freak92, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Speed_Freak92

    Speed_Freak92 New Member

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    Hi all,

    I’m 15 years old and have been mountain biking for a couple of years and now looking to buy a road bike. I would like some advice on what would be a good starter bike. One bike I’ve been looking at is the Felt F100.

    · My budget would be $800 max

    · It needs to look cool :D

    If anyone could give me some advice it would be much appreciated.
     
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  2. janiejones

    janiejones New Member

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    Hello and welcome,

    I just had a quick look at the FeltF100 (over here in Australia it sells for $899), so you'll easily come within your budget.

    For that price it looks like a rather good bikie, Shimano Sora is lower level components, but they are still very reliable and will last a long time - I'm still getting beaten by people with Sora equipped bikes at my club - so there is nothing wrong with it. 7005 Aluminium has a good reputation as does the brand Felt. Make sure you buy the right size - with good stand over height (search this forum for getting the right size bike).

    Yes, I think it looks pretty cool. There are some other entry level bikes that may be a similar price and quality, have a look at Trek, Orbea, Giant OCRs are always a good buy, Lemond. All nice bikes.

    Anyway good luck and keep posting.
     
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  4. Speed_Freak92

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    Are there any other specific models from Trek, Giant etc. which would be in my price range?:)
     
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