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Old 08-10-19, 03:31 PM
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Time for a new bike - Where are best prices? - Under $2,000

I started cycling in my early 50's in 2011 - At first it was on a Hybrid Schwinn (which I still have a use, but rarely). Then 6-9 months after I started cycling I got Trek 1.2 at almost $1,000 and my wife practically had a heart attack not knowing how expensive bikes can be. That was my first "real" Road bike. I have been riding that for the last 8 years. It's time (turning 60 in Sept.) to get a new(er) bike. I have been approved by my wife for under $2,000 (that's progress - LOL). This is where I need your help. I want to get a decent bike for my money ($2,000 or less). I'm thinking of maybe a Giant. Any suggestions on where to get best deals on a bike or good bikes with less known names would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim

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Old 08-10-19, 03:45 PM
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What kind of riding will you primarily do?
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Old 08-10-19, 03:56 PM
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I just bought a CAAD 12 w/105 for $1300 and it is a great bike. I also have a Masi, Colnago and a Guru and the CAAD 12 may be the best of them. Here's a pic.
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If road biking is your thing, and you like the smooth feel of steel, I can recommend the Jamis Quest Elite.
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Old 08-10-19, 04:08 PM
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Wow what a beauty!

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I just bought a CAAD 12 w/105 for $1300 and it is a great bike. I also have a Masi, Colnago and a Guru and the CAAD 12 may be the best of them. Here's a pic.
I would love a bike like that and love the design and colors.
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$1900 for this bike and I've never had so much fun riding it. It goes just about anywhere....
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Bikes Direct.
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I would start with Giant Defy and Canyon Endurance. Those two are easily among the best value in the industry.
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I see you're in Peachtree City, I regularly see nice bikes on Atlanta Craigslist. If you're knowledgeable enough to feel comfortable checking them out, there's usually some nice deals to be found.

I assume you're looking for another road bike ? What's your weight, and what size frame do you ride ?

Here's a sweet 52cm. Colnago gravel bike ( basically a extra-rugged road bike), that's practically new, w/ Ultegra 11spd, that retailed for $3700, asking $2400. They might negotiate down to your range.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/b...950227413.html
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Old 08-14-19, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt Farmer View Post
What kind of riding will you primarily do?
98% Road bike on regular roads.
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It seems that you are an experienced rider. Have you thought about assemble a road bike by purchasing a frame or a wheelset separately?
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The CAAD is a terrific bike but very racy, which might or might not be what you're looking for.
1. How much saddle to bar drop are you looking for?
2. Do you ride in the drops frequently?
3. Are you looking for a fast handling bike or a more stable bike?
4. What size tires are you thinking you'll run most frequently? You say you rarely ride any non-pavement surfaces, could that change for you?
5. Do you live in a hilly area? What kind of gearing do you need?
6. Will you be carrying stuff? Would you like the ability to mount racks or fenders?

In this price range, I would focus on practicality. Nothing proprietary or fancy. Threaded BSA BB preferably. Simple seatpost setup. Etc. Leave some money for a new pair of pedals. You might need to replace the stock saddle as well. OEM wheels in this price range generally are pretty unreliable and heavy, be prepared for needing an upgrade in a couple of years. There are lots of good options out there around $1,500.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
I would start with Giant Defy and Canyon Endurance. Those two are easily among the best value in the industry.
My exact thoughts.
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Old 08-15-19, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by PastorJim View Post
I started cycling in my early 50's in 2011 - At first it was on a Hybrid Schwinn (which I still have a use, but rarely). Then 6-9 months after I started cycling I got Trek 1.2 at almost $1,000 and my wife practically had a heart attack not knowing how expensive bikes can be. That was my first "real" Road bike. I have been riding that for the last 8 years. It's time (turning 60 in Sept.) to get a new(er) bike. I have been approved by my wife for under $2,000 (that's progress - LOL). This is where I need your help. I want to get a decent bike for my money ($2,000 or less). I'm thinking of maybe a Giant. Any suggestions on where to get best deals on a bike or good bikes with less known names would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim
If you know the size and fit and you are not against on-line sales, go check out jensonusa.com. Therre are at least 13 different bikes you can choose from.
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Old 08-15-19, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PastorJim View Post
I would love a bike like that and love the design and colors.
What color? It's black!

You're obviously in no rush so keep your eye out for end of year deals... competitive cyclist usually has some and I just got an email from excel sports saying they were hawking all their demo pinarello F10 bikes (which are well above your budget AND mine)

Happy shopping!
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What color? It's black!
I prefer to think of it as the absence of light.
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Bikes Direct.
They are clearing out Kestrels right now. Pretty good choices for under 2k
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...on-sale-event/
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