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Old 07-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The All Things Cycling Thread

Well I didn't see one of these so I thought I'd start it up.

I got into cycling last year and have been hooked ever since. I bought my first "real" bike this year, a Felt Q520 mountain bike and I love it. I love mountain biking at a few local spots but I want to take it out to the Smokies to give it a true test. It's also really fun and useful to ride it around campus because of all the grass/gravel/roads I have to ride on to get to class.

I also just recently bought a Giant OCR A1 road bike frame and I'm thinking about building my own road bike (I figure it will be a learning experience). However, I'm still considering selling it and buying a complete bike, but I haven't decided either way yet.

But who on here is a cycling nut like I am?
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No sir, cycling is my favorite cardio activity. It doesn't burn as many calories as quickly as running, but it's by far easier on the body. I have a Diamondback mountain bike and ride a lot for exercise
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No sir, cycling is my favorite cardio activity. It doesn't burn as many calories as quickly as running, but it's by far easier on the body. I have a Diamondback mountain bike and ride a lot for exercise
I was impressed with how much they've stepped up on the quality of their bikes when I was looking at the different brands.
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Where do you ride in Greenville? I have family there, actually
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I want to get into cycling, I'm looking at buying a road bike. If I buy an entry-level bike, how easy is it to resell, and what bikes hold their value relatively well? I've been told by several friends who are into riding to just go ahead and jump into all carbon like the Trek Madone 4.5 But I'm really hesitant to fork over that kind of cash. Say I were to buy that bike and I end up not getting into riding. Would I be able to sell it and not take a huge bath? I've been monitoring ebay and craigslist, but there isn't a whole lot of traffic.

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Where do you ride in Greenville? I have family there, actually
Paris Mountain St. Park is my spot of choice right now but I'm really wanting to go up to the Smokies and perhaps somewhere around Asheville soon.
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I want to get into cycling, I'm looking at buying a road bike. If I buy an entry-level bike, how easy is it to resell, and what bikes hold their value relatively well? I've been told by several friends who are into riding to just go ahead and jump into all carbon like the Trek Madone 4.5 But I'm really hesitant to fork over that kind of cash. Say I were to buy that bike and I end up not getting into riding. Would I be able to sell it and not take a huge bath? I've been monitoring ebay and craigslist, but there isn't a whole lot of traffic.

Suggestions anyone??
Well I haven't been into cycling that long but I've been in it long enough to see that entry levels are a solid investment if you're just learning to ride because a.) They're cheaper and b.) They are good bikes to learn on/get familiar with everything/beat up. Also, In your situation, I think an entry level is a good insurance policy because if you didn't like cycling, you wouldn't be that invested in it $-wise

With the whole resale thing I've generally seen that entry levels don't resale for much at all (mostly because of their components). Carbon bikes seem to hold their value a bit better, but like I said before, that's a hefty investment and sounds like a big gamble to me given that you don't know if you want to make cycling a hobby yet.

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p.s. If you get one off the internet, make sure you use Craigslist because you can actually go and inspect the bike yourself and sit on it before you hand over the cash...
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I found a 2009 Giant Defy Advanced 2 on Craigslist for $1500. Ultegra groupset. That seems like a pretty good deal.

I would think I could resell it in a few months for about the same if I don't end up getting into it.

What do you think?

BTW, shouldn't this thread be in the Sports Forum?

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Nah, I put my Runner's Thread in the Pub too. It's all inclusive of off topic threads
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I found a 2009 Giant Defy Advanced 2 on Craigslist for $1500. Ultegra groupset. That seems like a pretty good deal.

I would think I could resell it in a few months for about the same if I don't end up getting into it.

What do you think?

BTW, shouldn't this thread be in the Sports Forum?
How close are you to Arkansas?

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thanks. but unfortunately its not my size... i'm also over 700 miles from Little Rock
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thanks. but unfortunately its not my size... i'm also over 700 miles from Little Rock
East or West of LR.
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East or West of LR.
northeast. also unfortunate.
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Yes, it is. Utah has tons of cyclist throughout the state. Many doing slick rock riding, road riding, etc. Many bikes for sale at all times. That was why I was curious about your location. There's a very good local online classified, but it wouldn't do you any good. Sorry. Very smart on your end for looking for a good used bike. Good Luck.

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