mt biker needs a change

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by gRim11x, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. gRim11x

    gRim11x New Member

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    i have been a mt biker for a long time and i know alot about the mt gear but i would like to get into road bikeing but i dont feal like i know enough about all the differnt companys any ideas on a good entry level would be cool thanks
     
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    gRim11x,

    What type of riding do you intend to do? What is is the duration or your rides and how much do you want to spend? Do you have a preference regarding frame material? In addition, how much do you wt. and are you hard on equipment?
     
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    zaskar New Member

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    supp gRIM, ive been a mtb for a while also and wanted
    a change. so when i decided i wanted to ride road i
    went with my past experience from mtb, i wasted$$
    buying cheap bikes untill i got the xtr bike that made me
    happy:) so when i went rd i went dura ace and other
    good quality componets, so if you have a high quality
    mtb your gonna ( most likely ) want a good rd bike
    and also i guess it depends on how serious you wanna
    be roading if your still going to mtb majority time you may
    not need a expensive bike.
     
  5. gRim11x

    gRim11x New Member

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    i have about 1500-2000$ inot to hard on my bike i am a big guy about 6'4" 175, i would eventually like to race but i now that takes time thanks for your info
     
  6. JohnO

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    same here - I learned the hard way about buying lesser or used mtb components, ended up replacing just about everything, an expensive way to build up a bike. Don't know what I spent on the mtb, don't really want to know...

    When I built up a road bike, I didn't make that mistake twice. Got a nice carbon frameset, and a brand new Campy Chorus group. Ended up spending around $2200, but it's exactly what I wanted, and has not caused me the slightest problem in the last year of riding.

    You can always put some slicks on your mtb, and pump up or lock the shock(s). I started back into road riding like that, it actually works pretty good. Until someone loans you a real road bike, and you hit a fast downhill...
     
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