The best bike for a beginner

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  • #162

    road bike uk
    Keymaster

    HI,

    Whats the best bike for a beginner that wants to get into road cycling, budget of around £1000.  New or second hand?

    All opinions welcome!

    #214

    tom.grange
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    There are lots of bikes out there try looking on ebay, there are great deals.

    #215

    JohnT
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    I think that if you are going to buy for £1000, even if you are a beginner, it is definitely worth buying second hand. Ebay usually has a good selection, but you can also find good deals in the classified section of most cycling magazines.

    Second hand for £1k you should be looking at full carbon with 105/ultegra (or campag equivalent) vs alloy/carbon tiagra/shimano base range for new. No brainer really.

    One tip though, its definitely worth getting measured so that you buy the right size. Either go to a reputable bike shop or use and online tool – this one is good: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

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