newbie...needs road bike

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Bren, Jun 16, 2003.

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  1. Bren

    Bren Guest

    I am competing in my second triathlon (sprint) later this summer. I have finally decided to give
    back the borrowed mountain bike I have been training with and will finally purchase a road bike.
    Bikes I am considering: Fuji Ace-se Cannondale Bad boy.. I am 5 feet tall and looking for
    comfortable ride. HELP...don't want to spend alot of cash as this is my least favorite event! I
    don't bike more than 1-2 times per week...for training..also don't log many miles.

    HELP!
     
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  2. Two things to consider-

    #1: You're concerned about not spending much money because it's your
    least-favorite sport? That might all change if you find the right shop & bike. Seriously. You don't
    know what you're missing, and someday your knees just aren't going to enjoy the pounding of the run
    anymore, and cycling just might be the ticket to staying in shape and having fun.

    #2: The choice of bike isn't nearly as important as the dealer. Especially
    for your first road bike, fit is going to be the most important consideration.

    #3: Regarding the need for a comfortable ride, slightly-wider tires are
    going to make a bigger difference than most anything else (with the exception of suspension which
    generally doesn't belong on a road bike that's being used for road-based triathlons).

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com

    "bren" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I am competing in my second triathlon (sprint) later this summer. I have finally decided to give
    > back the borrowed mountain bike I have been training with and will finally purchase a road bike.
    > Bikes I am considering: Fuji Ace-se Cannondale Bad boy.. I am 5 feet tall and looking for
    > comfortable ride. HELP...don't want to spend alot of cash as this is my least favorite event! I
    > don't bike more than 1-2 times per week...for training..also don't log many miles.
    >
    > HELP!
     
  3. Tom Sherman

    Tom Sherman Guest

    bren wrote:
    >
    > I am competing in my second triathlon (sprint) later this summer. I have finally decided to give
    > back the borrowed mountain bike I have been training with and will finally purchase a road bike.
    > Bikes I am considering: Fuji Ace-se Cannondale Bad boy.. I am 5 feet tall and looking for
    > comfortable ride. HELP...don't want to spend alot of cash as this is my least favorite event! I
    > don't bike more than 1-2 times per week...for training..also don't log many miles.
    >
    > HELP!

    I suggest psychological counseling, since anyone who does not have cycling as his or her favorite
    outdoor/athletic activity has a real problem.

    Maybe Fabrizio has a point about tri-athletes?

    Tom Sherman - Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)
     
  4. > I suggest psychological counseling, since anyone who does not have cycling as his or her favorite
    > outdoor/athletic activity has a real problem.

    I'd have a tough time arguing with that response!

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com

    "Tom Sherman" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > bren wrote:
    > >
    > > I am competing in my second triathlon (sprint) later this summer. I have finally decided to give
    > > back the borrowed mountain bike I have been training with and will finally purchase a road bike.
    > > Bikes I am considering: Fuji Ace-se Cannondale Bad boy.. I am 5 feet tall and looking for
    > > comfortable ride. HELP...don't want to spend alot of cash as this is my least favorite event! I
    > > don't bike more than 1-2 times per week...for training..also don't log many miles.
    > >
    > > HELP!
    >
    > I suggest psychological counseling, since anyone who does not have cycling as his or her favorite
    > outdoor/athletic activity has a real problem.
    >
    > Maybe Fabrizio has a point about tri-athletes?
    >
    > Tom Sherman - Quad Cities USA (Illinois side)
     
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