newcomers first bike
Morning everyone if possible I was after a bit of advice. As a complete new comer to this, having only done a bit of casual mountain bike riding in the distant past I was looking for some info regarding bikes. I have a friend who is a keen road cyclist and he recommended cyclocross bikes as being most suited to my requirements, I am off in the next few days to a local bike shop (specialising in tri Athlon type stuff and bikes, not a chain store type bike shop) to see what they have and possibly get sized for a bike if I can. If they haven't got anything I like or can afford! what would anyone recommend? In case it matters I'm about 6'2" 15 1/2 stone (though about 1/2 stone overweight hence the return to some cycling) and budget wise I was trying to stay under £700, (we are looking for a flat, and my fiancée would kill me if I spend anymore). Wiggle have got a ridley x-bow for about £650 is that any good? Any recommendations/help would be appreciated as I'm floundering in the sheer amount of bikes/info out there?