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Best Road Bike for $1K?

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by jebfour, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    The combination of office job and poor choices has me putting on weight. The last time I got myself in this situation, I got back in shape by riding my road bike after work. That bike never really fit that well, so I sold it. That was a dumb move….

    All of that being said, I could probably talk myself into spending 1K on a new road bike. What suggestions do you guys have? The local shop is a Specialized dealer, but there is a SuperGo (Performance?) 20 minutes away.

    Any and all help (Links!) would be very appreciated.

    Thanks! :thumb:
     

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    Banshee Rider Turbo Monkey

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    although performance and giant have gone seperate ways, you may be able to find an OCR1. The best bike out there for 1000 bucks!
    Carbon Fork and seatpost...ultegra shifters and derailluers.
     
  4. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    ill sell you my 105 costom steel bike for 600$
     
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    Cannondale R500. Sweet deal. Or for just $200 more I believe, you can have an even better deal at the R700.
     
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    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    Nice! But way too big....
     
  7. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    Huh. I'll have to look into that one!
     
  8. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    I just checked out the spec on the Giant site. For 1000 MSRP, that is an unbelievable bike, IMO. There don't appear to be any real corners cut; looks like a solid ride. I'd go for that or look used. Used road bikes are probably a safer market than mountain and you can get great deals.
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    how about this time, you buy a bike that fits?

    That means not worrying about brands or specs.
     
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    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Word! That was my first road bike.
     
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    The Giant is a solid contender in the 1k price range. I was looking at a CX bike as a cheap alternative to a full on road bike - I was looking at the Schwinn Fastback CX, thinking that Schwinn was on a downward swing as far at the brand goes, I'll keep my eyes peeled for any online deals on those.
     
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    What's the size and weight on that thing?
     
  13. jebfour

    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    I had another response posted to this but there is no reason for the flammage.....and this post isn't worth it. Like my first priority isn't getting a bike that fits.... :rolleyes:
     
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    i bought a r700 three weeks ago, amazing bike for the price, couldn't be happier, unless i had a r1000 :)
     
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    jebfour Turbo Monkey

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    OK..........

    I have ridden several bikes since my first post....including the OCR1

    That bike (the OCR 1) is amazing for the price. I just may pick one up this week.....
     
  16. JRB

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    Look for a Masi as well. I thought my OCR1 was too flexy in the BB, but it was the old tube set.
     
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    Yea, but you're a fat ass, so that may of had something to do with it

    :D
     
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    I bought an Ironhorse triumph comp back in August and I really like it. It squeaks in just under 1k if I remember right.
     
  19. JRB

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    Or, maybe it's cuz I roll like thunder. :D
     
  20. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Hmmmm. I thought you were 'as fast as thunder.'
     
  21. JRB

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    I am.
     
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    oh man...that's funny. when you roll like thunder, who needs to worry about climbing.
     
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    That doesn't really make any sense there, Toobplate.
     
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    I recently test-road the OCR1 and it's an awesome ride. I've heard many people highly recommend it too.
     
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    You may well get more bike for the money going used. I scored a Litespeed Firenze w/ full Ultegra on eBay for $1K. What a great ride!
     
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    The Trek 1000 to the Trek 1500 are a good bike. Prices start at $600 and go up to $1150. Try 'em out one time, I like them.
     
  27. JRB

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    What size (approx) do you need? I know of a nice TCR with full Ultegra for a little less than $800, but it is a small.