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Age old questions!

bobbyalpsbobbyalps Posts: 2
edited June 2015 in Road beginners
Hi,
I am sure these questions have been asked many times before on this forum and will no doubt be asked many times in the future but here goes: I am looking to get into road cycling and want to know, How much do I need to spend on a bike? What bike should I buy? Should I buy second hand and from where? and is it possible to get a decent bike to start with for £200-£400?

Thanks very much

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  • jlloydjlloyd Posts: 105
    Hi there,

    Basically, you can spend what like on bike, and the price range you've noted should get you a decent entry level bike. Does your budget include kit? (shorts/jersey/jacket/track pump etc)? as it all adds up.

    If you have an experienced friend who knows what to look for, second hand in that price range could net you a bargain, but can be quite intimadating and possibly be an expensive mistake to go into blind.

    If you are looking to buy new, in that range, you can't really go wrong with a Triban

    500se http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-500-s ... 06187.html

    300 http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-300-r ... 39800.html

    500 http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-500-r ... 31913.html

    Hope that helps
  • crannmancrannman Posts: 99
    I got back into road bikes on a Carrera virtuoso (Halfords ) got it in the sale £300 if I remember did me ok for two years still got it for my winter turbo bike just upgraded to a giant defy 2
  • mmmcheesemmmcheese Posts: 52
    bobbyalps wrote:
    Should I buy second hand and from where?

    I'm in a similar situation. I've been looking in the classified here and also on pink bike. Are there any other recommended sites? Off to decathlon later.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Used Triban - plenty for sale as riders keen to upgrade so prices stay low
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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