A good road bike?

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by BikeNoob, May 4, 2009.

  1. BikeNoob

    BikeNoob Guest

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    Just wondering what your guyses thoughts were on a "budget" road/commuting bike. I have about 800$ to spend and I need something that would be good to go to and from work (2 miles approx) every day. Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. chefmike

    chefmike New Member

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    I have a trek 1000 road bike (from 2004) that I love. It was the lowest end from, as I was coming from mtn bikes and was not sure if I would spend much time on the road.

    It does not have anything fancy, but it has a decent frame that can be upgraded as desired. It does not have a carbon fork stock either... I figure I will appreciate it more if I ever get one!

    I run it with spd pedals on both my bikes, as I find those shoes better for commuting and errands.

    I would look for one of the 1000 series on craigslist etc.

    But get yourself sized properly for your bike. It is worth it.
     

  3. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    Hit up Ebay or Craiglist and see whats available in your area. $800 is a good price point for a good used bike. If you went new, you would be looking at the baseline models of most manufacturers.

    Happy hunting!!!!!