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Bri21 1,239 2,614 March 7, 2016 at 01:57 PM in Outdoors (3) More REI Deals
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Promoted 03-07-2016 by qwikwit at 03:17 PM View Original Post
REI has Scott Speedster 50 Bike (54cm or 56cm) on sale for $437.93. Store pickup where stock permits. Thanks Bri21

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Edited March 7, 2016 at 02:33 PM by TattyBear
Scott Speedster 50 Bike - $437.93 + Free In-Store Pickup at REI [rei.com]

Usually $899
Marked Down to $583.93 on Clearance
Drops to $437.93 In-Cart

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From the Site:
  • Double-butted aluminum frame supplies a lively, responsive ride for confident handling and efficient power transfer; aerodynamically shaped tubes enhance speed and efficiency
  • Shimano Claris crankset is paired with a wide-ranging 11-30 cassette for 16 gear combinations to handle every ride, from steep hills to speedy pursuits
  • Shimano derailleurs and shifters provide precise, responsive shifts
  • Schwalbe Racepac tires offer great all-around road performance
  • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger helps extend the usuable life of the frame
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105 is referring to the Shimano 105 Groupset. Shimano is the brand and they put out diferent groupsets. Typically the more expensive you go the lighter, stronger, and finer the groupset is.

Shimano 105's are middle of the road groupsets. They get you 80% there and you'll spend a lot of money getting the rest of the 20% which is usually about shaving weight.

A groupset includes the brifters(shifters/brake handles), crank, derailieurs, bottom bracket, chain, and maybe something else I'm forgetting.

Your best bet is to go to craigslist and try to find a bike in your size and price range. Use www.bicyclebluebook.com for good estimates on a prices and details on bike components. When you look at a bike make sure to inspect the wheels to see how true they are. Pedal the bike to feel for any grinding, clicks, etc. Those are the two hardest areas to fix yourself and likely would require you take it to a bike shop. So long as the rest of the components are in decent shape, it's not too hard to learn how to tune a bike.

Good brands are your typical Trek, Specialize, Look, Time, Cervelo, Giant. Stay away from Schwinn, Huffy, or anything in a Walmart.

Hope this helped.
As previous poster said, 22lb is not light for a road bike, but this has entry level (read heavy) components. Granted it's more $, but a switch to Shimano 105 or similar components and a decent set of wheels could easily have this thing in the 18-19 lb range. But this price gets you in the door cheaply if you're not sure about riding full time and is easily upgradeable in the future.

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Nice find OP...
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Shweeeeet deal.
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That is a very nice road bike for less than five Benjamins.
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is this a lightweight bike
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Quote from balla123 View Post :
is this a lightweight bike
It might be for many compared to a Huffy but 22 lbs for a road bike is NOT light. This is entry level and is a ripoff at its normal price anyway. I advise people to buy used at this price.
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As previous poster said, 22lb is not light for a road bike, but this has entry level (read heavy) components. Granted it's more $, but a switch to Shimano 105 or similar components and a decent set of wheels could easily have this thing in the 18-19 lb range. But this price gets you in the door cheaply if you're not sure about riding full time and is easily upgradeable in the future.
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Quote from faztcobra View Post :
As previous poster said, 22lb is not light for a road bike, but this has entry level (read heavy) components. Granted it's more $, but a switch to Shimano 105 or similar components and a decent set of wheels could easily have this thing in the 18-19 lb range. But this price gets you in the door cheaply if you're not sure about riding full time and is easily upgradeable in the future.
This. If you want to get into the sport cheaply, then there are far worse ways to start. To me, a bike like this isn't worth upgrading.
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"is a ripoff at its normal price anyway"

^ This. That MSRP is a joke.
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Could not agree more. $500 for a used bike in your local classified should get you a good 105 setup with money for a tune-up.

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It might be for many compared to a Huffy but 22 lbs for a road bike is NOT light. This is entry level and is a ripoff at its normal price anyway. I advise people to buy used at this price.
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Been looking for a road bike, but now that I think about it I'd also want a Garmin Edge 520 or higher too. God damn biking is expensive just to have beautiful stats on Garmin Connect & Strava.
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nice price but I agree on going used is better
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The last bike I bought was a 1980 Motobecane Super Mirage, which I still have and ride occasionally (what does it tell you about me that it's still in great condition -- that I don't ride much?). Given that I assume REI would fit me for the right size and adjustments and therefore me not taking chances on used, would this be the greatest ride I've ever experienced, compared to what I've been riding? You know, the old the-low-end-model-is-way-better-than-the-mid-model-of-30-years-ago? Like golf clubs? Thanks.
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Quote from dagmarlena View Post :
Been looking for a road bike, but now that I think about it I'd also want a Garmin Edge 520 or higher too. God damn biking is expensive just to have beautiful stats on Garmin Connect & Strava.
If you are buying this bike you are not buying an edge 520 lol. Practically the same price.
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