Trek vs. Bianchi for Newbie

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Hi. I'm looking for my first road bike and as a student am somewhat low on money. I was going to buy the 2003 Trek 1200 for 700 dollars which has Tiagra all across and a carbon fork but then I saw a 2003 Bianchi Giro with 105 which I might be able to get for 850 dollars. Anyone have any general comments about Trek and Bianchi in general? As a first timer, will I realize the difference of the 105? Is the compatibility between the 105 and the upper level components really a big deal? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
Think Fit

"I wouldn't worry too much about the component group. Concentrate more on which bike fits and rides better. If one bike appeals to you more, go for it even if it's a few bucks more. Choosing a shop that will work with you is also very important.

I would not buy a bike with the intention of upgrading components in a year or two; it just doesn't make sense economically.

Trek and Bianchi both make good bikes at various price points. You might also want to look at Jamis.


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ronbodds (not verified)
Trek vs. Bianchi for Newbie

You absolutely must look at bicycles made by Giant. They are excellent value. The OCR are the basic in road models, with components ranging from Sora and Tiagra to 105, all attached to a beautiful lightweight alu frame, sometimes with a carbon fork. I would guess that the price is where you are looking.


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Heath (not verified)
I just bought a Giant

I bring it home on Friday. The bike came highly reccommended by a lot of people. I will let you know how it goes.

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Michael (not verified)
I know of a twice used Specialized Allez

It was very gently used a total of twice by a would be tri athelete

Size is low 50's (I'm getting specs on it)

probably can be gotten for 800. It was $1300 new

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dvm (not verified)
trek vs bianchi

I, too, am new at this whole cycling thing - and for what it's worth I just bought a used bianchi that I have LOVED so far (well, all 42 miles).

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