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CharlieCrokerCharlieCroker Posts: 7
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice

I'm wanting to start road cycling but as normal with a newbie i have many questions, firstly can you guy's advise if i would benefit from buying a Trek Domane 2.0 over a Trek 1.5? or should i be looking at cheaper bikes to start of with?


  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Cheap bike Vrs expensive bike as your first option is a tough one to crack.

    Personally I would buy the bike that; fits well, rides well, makes you happy & you can live with the price of it.

    Don't know that much about the Trek bikes but are they both Domane bikes? if not then you are looking at 2 Trek bikes designed to different things & the spec options are somewhat irrelevant.

    What sort of things are you looking for the bike to do or what types of riding are you wanting to get into? If you let us know am sure that with the BR massive helping out we can get you a bigger list to choose from.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • Thanks for the reply, i'm looking to get out at the weekends and do 30 to 40 miles and then increase this and when i'm ready i'd like to do a few sportives. Not looking to be super fast and would see comfort at a steady pace more important.

  • supermurph09supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    I bought a Specialized Allez last August via cyclescheme. At £575 it wasn't cheap but was classed as entry level. But as a first bike it was excellent, if like me you haven't ridden a bike for quite some years (I'm 37) then you'll be amazed at how light and fast road bikes are. Cycling may not be for you so in my experience start off with something entry level, get the bug, learn a bit more and then look forward to the excitement of buying a new bike! I've now got the Allez and a Cube, the Allez is currently on the Turbo but I'll be selling it soon as tbh it's a waste of time and someone else could be getting the benefit of a fantastic first bike.
    When you start off, consider that you'll need to spend quite a bit on clothes and accessories as well......
  • The worst bike you'll ever buy will be the one you don't like riding, for whatever reason, fit, colour, looks etc.
    Cancellara seems to do ok on a Domane. Spend what you can afford.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Canc would do ok on a penny farthing
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    goonz wrote:
    Canc would do ok on a penny farthing

    They are incredibly fast machines the penny farthing - not a ride for the faint-hearted though!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,732
    Have tried both recently and have to say i prefered the Domane more relaxed frame and bloody comfortable. Only problem for me is i cant stretch to the 4.3 version which i wanted. Both bikes are good, but remember fit comes first no good buying if you don't fit the bike.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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