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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    Talking New Rider.. Need Help

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    Just wanted to see if i can get some help on choosing a good road bike. I currently ride mountain bikes but want something for the road. I went to the local bike shop and they recommended the specialized dolce.. Anyone have any thoughts on this bike. Or does anyone have any other bikes i could look at. Im 5"2 very athletic i like a good challenge and i want a good bike not to pricey but something i can see myself riding for few years and doing well on.


    i want to stay under 1200 if thats possible and yes i have ridden drop bars before..
    Last edited by Giovanna430; 02-25-2009 at 06:13 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Beautiful NW or Left Coast
    The Specialized Dolce has the same geometry as some much more expensive bikes. If it fits you and your budget, I say go for it!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    That's the bike I bought last year for myself and I really love it.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Long Island, NY
    I have the the Dolce Sport and it has been good to me. I wish I had bought the next level up but I didn't know much about bikes at the time or have a lot of money.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    What's your budget?
    Have you ridden drop bars before?

    I can recommend an affordable entry level flat bar road bike

    I think ou're looking to buy at a good time. My shop always has a sale in april to clear out stock.

    Too bad, you just missed a deal on a nice bike (my old one). I really did want it to go to someone on TE but that's done and done now
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I bought the Trek 2.1 WSD last year and I'm very happy with it. Rides like a dream. I test road the Specialized Dolce and really liked it too, but it was slightly more money with out any realy strong benefits over the Trek.




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