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  1. #1
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    Jul 2016
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    Newbie here needs suggestions

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    Hello.

    First, I'm new to this whole thing. During the past month, I've been doing a lot of research on various road bikes both online and by visiting many LBS. I've become interested in the following bicycles that fall in my 2000$ budget;

    1) 2015 KHS Flite 900

    2) Cervelo R2 (105)

    3) Kestrel Talon Carbon Aero Road Bike Ultegra 11

    4) KHS 2013 Flite 850 Shimano Ultegra/105 Bike

    5) Planet X Pro Carbon Ultegra 6800

    6) Motobecane Super Strada Ultegra 22

    What do you guys think?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
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    Hello! Have you had a chance to test ride any of them? A good (comfortable ) fit is very important.

    Also what type of cycling are you interested in? For example, paved trails or long road rides or racing or.....

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    north woods of Wisconsin
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    630
    All good bikes, great components, but as NY suggests, you really need to test ride them. Reading up on specs and reviews is part of doing your homework, but it really is amazing how two bikes that spec out the same can be so different when you ride them. Never ceases to amaze me, even after a lifetime of riding.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
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    Thanks for the replies. I have not really tested any of these just yet but I am planning to this weekend. I just thought maybe some people here owns them and I wanted to get their personal view.

 

 

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