Need bike suggestions for newcomer...

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by hawatc, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. hawatc

    hawatc New Member

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    I have been active in mountain biking in the past and have decided to purchase a road bike for both an upcoming sprint triathlon and to continue riding on a flatter surface!! I have gone to a few bike stores and unfortunately most have tried to ram the more expensive tri bikes on me, which at my level, I definitely do not think I need or want. I talked to a local bike repair guy and he fitted me, gave me some suggestions and options. Among them are Mercier Corvus AL2005 and Windsor Fens 05, both from bikesdirect.com. I am a little concerned that there are not a lot of reviews for these bikes out there (at least that I could find). Should I be more concerned with the components on the bike instead of "brand name" of the bike? Any suggestions are appreciated!!!
     
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  2. shannons dad

    shannons dad New Member

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    Get the best frame you can for your money. Components can allways be upgraded as you get better. Don't skimp on the brakes either, those bikes can hit 70-75mph on the right hills. Giants are good to start with.

    Bill.
     
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