Advice needed with buying a new bike

amazinwoody1 Posts: 2
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
Hi all,

Please can you give some much needed advice? I am looking to buy my first road bike and have a budget of œ700. The bike will at first be used for getting fitter and then be used to enter races when I feel able to. I have seen a number of bikes that I like but please could you either help by recommending a bike or telling me what I should be looking for?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Many thanks,



  • domtyler
    domtyler Posts: 2,648
    edited February 2011
    If you can stretch your budget to a grand somehow you can a carbon framed Focus Cayo or Planet X.

    If not, think about second hand. If you don't want second hand then hunting down a good bargain somewhere may make sense, you may be able to find a 2006 model that has been heavily discounted for example.

    Failing all those then get the bike with the best frame possible for your money then you can upgrade the wheels as and when. The groupset is the least important thing to spend money on as it will not help you to go faster. Also get your contact points right, saddle, tyres and bars.

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