Complete novice looking for bike purchasing advice

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Whatwerepeatedl, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Whatwerepeatedl

    Whatwerepeatedl New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
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    Hi all,

    I have been a relatively long-term fan of cycling, or at least the Grand Tours, and I have always promised myself that I would get involved in cycling at some point.

    I am 31 now so would like to start this sooner rather than later partly due to a (potentially impossible!) desire to ride a TDF stage at some point in the next couple of years.

    As such I would be really interested to get any advice possible about bike purchasing anyone would be kind enough to offer. I would prefer equipment which was primarily designed as a road bike which could also be used in some off-road scenarios. I don't even know if that is possible but would be hugely interested to hear any opinions or advice.

    Many thanks