Which bike to buy? Recommendations please!!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by birdman23, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. birdman23

    birdman23 New Member

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    I have $2000 to buy a new bike. I am really torn because I want to get the most bang for my buck. I have looked at Felt, Cannondale, Trek, Specialized, etc. and they all have good bikes for $2000 with Ultegra groups. However I have seen some other bikes like Douglas that have Dura-Ace groups for around $2,000.
    My question is if you had $2000 bucks what bike would you buy?

    Remember I am not asking for an analysis of my riding style or needs, I simply want to know what other people would do if they had $2000 to spend on a new bike.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. shokhead1

    shokhead1 New Member

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    Right now one choice would be the litespeed Firenze,cervelo super prodigy,good bang for your buck,Fuji Roubaix Pro and check out the felts.
     
  3. birdman23

    birdman23 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I didn't know Litespeed had a Ti bike in the $2000 range.
     
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    shokhead1 New Member

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    tacomee New Member

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    Three words... Classic....Steel....Comfort. For 2 grand US? you should have a lot to look at. Upgrading a Ultegtra drivetrain is a waste of money unless you're a really good racer. Check out Rivendall--- although I don't know if you can keep it under 2 grand there. I do know that in ten years, a nice steel bike will still be worth riding.
     
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    HobieDude16 New Member

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    well, personally, i would hit up ebay, and go for a giant tcr composite 0... they are such awesome bikes. if you cant find a whole one used, do it in parts, dura ace set and the frame itself.... then get some wheels.... would work, thats how i would do it
     
  7. birdman23

    birdman23 New Member

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    I've read about a ton of scams on eBay with high end bikes so that makes me a little leary, although I have found some great deals on eBay. Case in point I got a brand new pair of Sidi Titan's for $45.
     
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