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Hi, I am new to road cycling after ride a very old road bike (with gears on the frame) and enjoying myself greatly! I am now looking to buy my first road bike for fitness and fun. I am approx. 168cm tall, weight 46kg and am expected to grow a little more. I guess I would be a small or small/medium.
My price range is nothing over $1000 and would prefer something in unisex colours (no pinks or purples) as I would like to hand it down to my brother when he is older and change the seat and length of bars etc. to mens parts.
I mainly ride on road and pathways. But if I could find a cheap good quality cross road/x-road/cyclocross I would prefer that so that the bike could be more versatile however most are out of my price range.
Here are some bikes I have tested out at my local bike store:
Giant Defy 2 - 2012
Giant Avail 3 – 2013
Giant Defy 3 – 2011 and 2013
Fuji Roubaix 3.0 2012
Fuji Finest 2.0 – 2011 and 2012
I know some are mens bikes but I was told I can change some parts to fit me and change them back to the mens parts when my brother wants it. They are all about the same price range. I know that there are so many different options but the giant and Fuji bikes are the main ones I have tried and liked.
Buy the one you like the most. It's that simple.
Some days you are a big, strutting rooster, some days you are a bit chicken and some days you are just a complete cocque. Roger Ramjet: 2009 Giant CRX3 Spockette: 2009 Trek FX 7.3 (WSD, property of Mrs Monsoon) Lady Penelope: 2011 Avanti Cadent 1.0 TdF
All of those bikes seem fine, though I'll add one. The Malvern Star Oppy Alu range is pretty nice for the money. You could probably find an A4 for $1000 - which would be a full Tiagra groupset. I had the A5 (105 level) which I loved - very nice to ride. A car wrecked it and out of the parts left over I bought a second hand giant defy frame and put all the 105 bits and Aksium wheels back on it. I really don't think it's as nice to ride as the Oppy.
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