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New Forest Newbie

mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
I am going to move from mountain to road biking in the New Forest area. Could anyone in the area recomment a good bike for a starter. Budget about £1k, might be willing to splash out a little bit more for the right bike. I have read the gen' on Bianchis and they seem to be quite well spec'd. Have popped into Hargroves in Southampton and they really seem to know their stuff. Would also like to know the quality difference between Campags and Shimano. As has already been stated by other posts, for a newbie there is a hell of lot to take in. The info and choices of equipment is really daunting. :?:
Any help you can give, greatly appreciated. :)
Would also like to hear from any NFCC members as would like to join up.
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  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    *senses another Campag vs Shimano war on horizon :shock:

    Hi Mr Goo, welcome to the forums.
    Not a NFCC member myself but I see a few out and about on my circuits through The Forest though. Another place to look but in Bournemouth is Primera at Charminster. Nice range of road bikes in there to look at as well. Poole branch is mainly MTB so not worth the journey.
    The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle. ...Stapp’s Ironical Paradox Law
  • Campag - pretty, made by skilled Italians
    Shimano - functional made in asian sweatshop.

    Bianchi - 8)
    Bianchi. There are no alternatives only compromises!
    I RIDE A KONA CADABRA -would you like to come and have a play with my magic link?
  • love2ridelove2ride Posts: 224
    Go to primera, bournemouth. I prefer shimano or sram but its up to you.
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