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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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…]

How to Fit A Road Bike

According to Cycling Tips.com, there is an exact science to fit a road bike to your measurements. Sure, you can pay $300 for someone to “expertly” fit you to a bike, but the following tips, taken directly from their website, will save you money and give you the same results.

Here, then, are the precise ways to get a good fit for your road bike:

A bike fit has three basic parameters: correct saddle height, correct saddle-to-stem distance, and correct fore and aft saddle position. Research overseen by Dr. Kristophe de Timze at M.I.T found with 700 test subjects that key upper to lower body proportions are perfectly suited for bike fit approximations. [Read more…]

ROAD BIKES FOR BEGINNERS

What to Look For

Consider the makeup of the frame. Road bikes can be found with different frame materials. Steel is the cheapest frame material, but aluminum offers a lighter frame. Consider your riding goals and habits. If you cruise around the neighborhood, the steel-framed bike may be your most economical choice. If you’re logging long miles, lighter aluminum frames may be better.
The best cheap road bikes include models of Trek, Schwinn, Tomasso, and Raleigh. [Read more…]