Cheap Road Bikes

Ready to ride? Here are some good bikes at lower costs.

Diamondback Overdrive

It is virtually impossible to find an authentic mountain bike for less than $500, but the Overdrive ($600) comes pretty close. This 29er hard tail sports the same aluminum frame as the Overdrive Pro, a $1,750 bike, but it depends on cheaper parts to hit this budget price. The result isn’t a perfect bike, but it’s plenty fun on smooth to semi-technical trails and it would be hard to get more bike for the cost. [Read more…]

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Shimano Road Bike Components Hierarchy

A groupset is a bicycle component manufacturer’s organized collection of mechanical parts that make up the drive train of a bicycle. It refers to the components that make up a bicycle, excluding the frame, saddle, handlebars, pedals, fork and wheels. Shimano manufactures the largest percentage of bicycle components worldwide, with five major road bike groupsets available to the consumer. They begin with Sora and graduate up in relation to cost with Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and ending with Dura-Ace, the most expensive Shimano groupset. [Read more…]

Order Carbon Road Bike Frames on eBay

Going to eBay to find a bike frame produces results to pay anywhere from $20 to $5,000 for a carbon bike frame. Today we found 526 listings.

You can buy a bicycle on eBay according to brand, frame size and condition so you can filter specifically for what you want. You could purchase mountain bikes for off-road cycling, BMX bikes for stunts or even look for folding bikes that will fit more easily in your car trunk. Some eBay sellers sell parts, clothes and safety gear to match the bicycles that they sell so you can purchase all the equipment you need through the eBay website. [Read more…]

105 vs Dura Ace Road Bike Components

Shimano is a Japanese company that first entered the American bike market in the 1970’s. Shimano has about 50% of the component market; they seem to be the brand that the others are compared to. They make components for the Dura Ace, the 105, and the Ultegra, and their reputation is well deserved.

You see comments on bike threads throughout the internet that tell you not to mix and match parts from various manufacturers, then you read most of them are going to work together well. The lesson here is to ask, ask, ask, and make sure you have compatible parts. If you are a purist, then the problem is solved for you. [Read more…]

Best Bike for Under $2,000

Need a new road bike? Budget is under $2,000? You have options.

Of course, you can always ask in your local store, but that can be sometimes a slightly biased opinion and it’s still very little. What you’re really looking for is a bunch of experiences from as many people as possible.

Here comes to play our great friend – the internet. Literally in minutes, you can find out some websites, discussions, or blogs where people simply share their findings and experiences. We found several bikes that were labeled “The Best Bike for Under $2,000”, but discovered this one to be a standout: [Read more…]