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Old 11-19-12, 17:04
paul_r26 paul_r26 is offline
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hello all,

I have joined hoping to learn how to become a better sprinter, I attended a velodrome incite session four months ago. Immediately taking to the track and reminding myself why I used to love cycling and the addictive nature of sprint tactics.

Now the winter is here I can no longer train unless I have my own bike, so now I'm after a road bike and track bike. I have been reading plenty and training regularly at the gym (as I have always done) on the spinning bikes completing sprints and VO2 max sessions as well as weighted strength training.

I have come across this carbon track bike by Planet X http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/...bon_track_bike probably in black as white is a little ostentatious for me.

Good choice for reasonable money?

I also understand I'll need regular road miles under my legs, so have a similar budget for a road bike. Maybe something from Specialized? Or should I consider fixed gear for road too?
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Old 11-20-12, 02:27
twothirds twothirds is offline
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Make sure that the bikes you get FIT YOU! This is the most important part. If the Planet-X fits, great, get it. If not, then look elsewehere. I think they make a great product and offer amazing bang for the buck, so pull the trigger if it's the right bike. They also have decent road bikes as well. Get a road bike for the road. The versatility it offers as far as gearing is concerned means that you will get more use out of it, and just end up using it more.
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