can some of you experts give me opinions on these bikes I'm considering

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by david_kloesel, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. david_kloesel

    david_kloesel New Member

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    Specialized Allez
    Trek 1000
    Trek 1200

    i don't really have a budget, but i don't want to buy more bike than i need. i have zero expectations of ever racing. i'd like something nice for training, and group rides like the MS150. i've never had a road bike. i'm 5'11'', 190lbs, with average proportions. i'd probably spin 80-90 rpms and between 15-20mph.

    also, in general, why pick a compact versus traditional frame design, or vice versa?

    do carbon forks really dampen road vibration much (especially at the modest speed i'd be traveling)?
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    If you can swing it and intend to stick with riding,buy the better bike. Make sure it fits.That's more important than most of the stuff people get twisted off over. Some people,especially with short inseam realative to longer torso, may fit a compact better. Don't buy all the other frequently dished up hype about lighter,stiffer, blah, blah, blah..
     
  3. chow

    chow New Member

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    Forget the dollars and go for the best.
    Aegis Aro Svelte is a damn fine bike ahead of the pack and beyond expectations/
    Aegisbike.com
    You will say thanks!
     
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