stepping up to my second road bike

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  1. jasonshybrid

    jasonshybrid New Member

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    so ive really gotten into biking lately, taking my longest ride last saturday, 30.2 miles, with a few hills in between. now i want to get a road bike, or at least a hybrid leaning towards road, but need a little advice. i looked at a trek 7.2 at a local bike shop, but i want to get the most distance for my pedal, as i plan on doing more riding, including a 38 mile trip this saturday. can you guys point me in the right direction. what features do i want for more road efficency, and what are the steps up that i get once i leave the $400 entry bike price range?
     
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  2. Myosmith

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    700c high-quality wheels that will take a fairly narrow road tire
    Proper fit
    Good seat that is comfortable but not overly cushy or too wide

    Don't get a base model, put in a few hundred dollars more for a mid-range or better component package. You'll thank me later.

    Style an options will depend on your riding preferences such as racing, pleasure/fitness, touring, etc. Remember that "hybrid" means adequate but not excellent in two or more categories of riding.
     
  3. vspa

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    Trek 2.1 is already a road bike keeper, Shimano 105 10 speed and all,
    if you are on a budget Trek 1.1 is looking good at almost half the price, going down to 8 speed,

    if you are new to cycling and have hilly terrain in your area think about a compact crank 50 / 34 ,
    in the shop they can arrange that for you,

    also ask for help in fit, a bike must be customized for you, tweaking stems, seatpost length, saddle position, etc.
     
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  5. dmg165

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    i need a road bike in my home land Lahore. can any body tell me that where can i find the bike in Lahore or Pakistan?
     
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