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Reply To: What is the best bike for your buck?

GetAClue Blue, February 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

Oh yea, My hybred was $450, my road bike was $1200. My riding buddy spent $550 hybred, $900 aluminum road bike with carbon front fork only and wrong gearing, and then $1450 full carbon bike w better gearing. I don’t see a need for me to purchase a full carbon bike because mine has the carbon in the right places and it has the proper gearing for the longer rides and hills. I know people do it but I wouldn’t want to ride 3 days consecutively over 75 miles, as is the case on RAGBRAI this year, on anything but a somewhat comfortable road bike. At my age,59, I want every advantage I can get to help insure success on these rides. lol

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