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Good beginner road bike?

teh arn Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Looking for a good beginner road (race looking?) bike to get into biking.
Got a few events charity events coming up that require me to cycle 30 or so miles along with other bits.

Not looking to spend a crazy amount, probably sub 250.
Not fussed about it being brand new, I can always clean it up and work on it a bit.
teh arn Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
not got a specific bike but have a look on gumtree lots of second hand bikes and it get you something better for same money... lots of students seem to be selling mainly as they are going home for summer etc...
#2
justanothercid
not got a specific bike but have a look on gumtree lots of second hand bikes and it get you something better for same money... lots of students seem to be selling mainly as they are going home for summer etc...

Been looking, but don't really know what I should be looking for.

Do I go steel frame? Aluminum? Carrera? Anything I should avoid? God knows.

Edited By: teh arn on Jul 01, 2014 23:54
#3
get an alloy frame,some come with an alloy fork others with carbon or steel.its all personal preference,some like the ride of a carbon fork,me i like steel.take my advice and leave ebay and gumtree alone,they usually go for silly amounts and/or are stolen.plus you dont know their history,so could have loads of problems.halfords do a road bike for about £270 or for £50 more you can get a Btwin from decathlon.just dont go down the cheap viking/tesco road as you will hate every ride on one of them jalopy's :)
#4
triban 3 or careers tdf. they might be slightly above budget so either save a bit more or look at the second hand market
#5
kylewalker
triban 3 or careers tdf. they might be slightly above budget so either save a bit more or look at the second hand market

Was told to avoid any Halfords bikes; but that's from the likes who cycle with professionals (Mark Beaumont etc)
Might have to go and try one out

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