bikes

  • jasmu

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    Jun 17, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    I am in the market for a good bike. I just want one that i can get on and go for a ride after work on occasion. I checked out Dicks sporting good and found a Diamondback Edgewood Hybrid. I was just curious if this would be fine or if i should look into the Giant cypress hybrid.
    Thanks for any imput. Jerod
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    Jun 17, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    A thread that recently appeared in the cycling forum has some good advice, even though it's more focused on triathlon bikes.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/537083/

    Other good threads on buying bikes, clothing and related topics if you scroll down from that one.
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    Jun 17, 2009 3:12 AM GMT
    Check out the RJ cycling forum. There's lots of good advice about buying a bike.
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    Jun 13, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    I'm also looking for a good road bike that will suit my needs for a triathlon...any leads out there would be greatly appreciated!icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 15, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    Hermes63 saidI'm also looking for a good road bike that will suit my needs for a triathlon...any leads out there would be greatly appreciated!icon_biggrin.gif



    Hermes, you may want to start a new thread, and be specific in the title.
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    Jun 17, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    once you hit a certain price range, ALL road bikes are good ! ( it's a bit different with MTbikes )
    it's more a matter of dealing with a nearby specialty shop , get good advice there and more importantly : great service .
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    Jun 17, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    xassantex saidonce you hit a certain price range, ALL road bikes are good ! ( it's a bit different with MTbikes )
    it's more a matter of dealing with a nearby specialty shop , get good advice there and more importantly : great service .


    I couldn't agree more. Well said.

    Dealing with a friendly and knowledgable LBS is going to mean much more in the short run and long run, than what kind of bike you get.

    Stay away from Department store bikes.

    And don't let sticker shock be too much of a hangup. Bikes, especially good ones, can be expensive.

    Buying the previous model year(s) can result in some good discounts, especially around this time of year, when dealers are looking to clear stock to make room for the 2011 models.

    Good luck