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Best Road Bike for $1K?

jebfour

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Jun 19, 2003
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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:
 

VDfree

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Feb 18, 2005
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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.
 

jebfour

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Jun 19, 2003
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VDfree said:
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.
Huh. I'll have to look into that one!
 

JRogers

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Mar 19, 2002
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jeb4 said:
Huh. I'll have to look into that one!
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.
 

Heidi

Der hund ist laut und braun
Aug 22, 2001
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VDfree said:
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.
Word! That was my first road bike.
 

Andyman_1970

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Apr 4, 2003
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The Natural State
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.
 

jebfour

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Jun 19, 2003
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LordOpie said:
how about this time, you buy a bike that fits?

That means not worrying about brands or specs.
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:
 

AustinM

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Feb 22, 2005
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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 :)
 

jebfour

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Jun 19, 2003
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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.....
 
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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.
 

Goddy43

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Apr 21, 2005
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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.
 
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z0s01 said:
oh man...that's funny. when you roll like thunder, who needs to worry about climbing.
That doesn't really make any sense there, Toobplate.
 

aggrorider

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Sep 20, 2005
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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.
 
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JRB

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jeb4 said:
Nice! But way too big....
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.