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Npada

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Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« on: 17, May, 2020, 04:45:24 PM »
I'm in the market for a $400 - $900 road bike and am wondering if anyone can offer a recommendation in this price range. I have read great reviews on the Vilano Forza 3.0 and the Diamondback Century 2.
Any recommendations from real riders will be a great help.
Thank you.* Mod Edit- fixed link*
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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #1 on: 17, May, 2020, 06:51:22 PM »
I'd have a chat with Liam here on the forum, I believe he has a Planet-X road bike for sale?


[Updated] Ooops, my bad - I skimmed over you're question a little fast.
Not sure on either bike, or new bikes in that price-range. But I would be thinking that the lower your budget is the more I'd be thinking of looking into good second hand bikes.
« Last Edit: 17, May, 2020, 07:10:54 PM by DaveS »

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #2 on: 19, May, 2020, 11:27:36 AM »
Hiya,


I do quite a bit of road riding and the usual suspects at this price point rule.


Decathlon - Triban
Halfords - Boardman
Pinnacle
Vitus


Diamondback have upped their game in the last few years but I'm not familiar with their road range.


I've never heard of Vilano, it sounds like you are US based? if so you might bet better answers asking a US based website and not an Irish one.

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #3 on: 19, May, 2020, 01:32:50 PM »
Well let me know if this is any interest to you.


Thanks Dave.


http://madmtb.com/forum/index.php?topic=2077.0

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #4 on: 16, July, 2020, 08:26:29 PM »
You might also want to consider buying a bike rack. Its a great addition to any garage and it makes storing your bike look organized. If anyone is looking to get one, you should find more information here.
« Last Edit: 17, July, 2020, 01:39:36 PM by jimconner20 »

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #5 on: 17, July, 2020, 08:32:55 PM »
Decathlon - Triban
Halfords - Boardman
Vitus


I would highly recommend a Boardman, their are loads online second hand.  Triban is also a great buy.

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #6 on: 17, July, 2020, 08:46:00 PM »
99% sure ye're talking to a spambot lads.

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #7 on: 19, July, 2020, 01:27:31 AM »
99% sure ye're talking to a spambot lads.
LOL. Will we be awarding spambots for their post count come Xmas?


Checked both posts made by this user, first now looks dubious, second is defo not models of bikes we know on this island....  Curious how you spotted it.

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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #8 on: 24, July, 2020, 09:02:19 PM »
Well speaking dollars was the first hint.


So I checked their first post and saw that it was typical of a spam bot's first post. If they post an ad as their first post then it'll raise suspicion straight away and get deleted, so they tend to post a fairly generic message, often copy/pasted from another forum, or even the same forum. Then they come back a few days or weeks later and if their account hasn't been banned they go ahead and post a link to their site.

This one was extra sneaky though. This post didn't have any link in it. So if a moderator reviewed it, it still didn't look like spam and wouldn't get deleted. But then the spammer came back later and edited their post adding the link  to their site.


Also I just googled the user's first post and it was indeed copied verbatim from another forum.
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Re: Entry level Inexpensive Road Bikes
« Reply #9 on: 27, July, 2020, 04:56:31 PM »
Great spot. One to bear in mind. Thanks for the education.

 

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