suitable bike

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by ollythecyclist, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. ollythecyclist

    ollythecyclist New Member

    Hi Guys/Girls,

    I'm wanting to start road cycling at 50miles 4 days per week and a long ride about 80-90 miles on a weekend.

    I am wanting to know the suitable gears/specs i should need for this venture/exercise. I weigh 77kg and my height is 183cm. Also if anyone has a bike for sales, please let me know.
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    What's your budget?
  3. OP

    ollythecyclist New Member

    200-500 pounds
  4. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Wilmslow, Cheshire
    Road Bikes worth buying imho start circa £300 Btwin Triban 3 or Carrera range. At £500 you would be bringing in a few of the bigger names entry level models like Specialized, Trek etc. The type of bike you choose will have a bearing on how you ride. For example a Specialized Allez is a more aggresive riding position than a Specialized Secteur which is a little more laid back so potentially more comfortable on longer rides.
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    That's a lot of miles for a beginner - chapeau!

    More relaxed probably better - Secteur or Cannondale Synapse - £500 will be entry or second hand

    Happy shopping :smile:
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