Does anyone have a recommendation for a women’s road bike? Never had one before but looking to buy one new

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Also recommend spokes. I just bought the trek verve 3 and like it so far. They were great answering questions and helping me out.

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What's your budget?

My sister and I both have the 2014 version of this from bikesdirect.com: https://www.motobecane.com/rdti/slti.html

If you gimme a budget and what you'd like to get out of it I'd be happy to help. Weekend casual riding? Starting to do more workouts? Endurance type rides?

I’d like a combo of a commuting/endurance ride, max budget $1k, but hoping to spend less than that

Go talk to a local bike shop for suggestions and to test ride various options. I’m a fan of Spokes Etc in NoVA

For that price point Canyon has some.of the best value bikes on the market. Check out the Canyon WMN Endurace 6.0. I think at the $950 price point. Would work beautifully as both a commuter and something capable of supporting workouts and longer rides super well.

And don't be afraid to check out Craigslist or eBay a bit as well but be sure to prioritize the quality of the components.

Decide what generally you want about the bike. For me, it was color (so vain) and weight (so I could carry it up steps). I ended up with a mid-priced Cannondale aluminum frame and after 5 years it’s still going strong. It looks pretty slick too with everything black except white frame, white seat and white bar tape. 😎

I’m in NOVA and have bought 2 bikes (a road and a hybrid) from Spokes Etc and gotten my maintenance done by them too. They are definitely good people and great at helping you pick a bike based on what your budget and needs.

Personally I’m big on Specialized bikes. Love my 2015 Specialized Ruby Comp. Carbon so it’s light as a feather, can pick it up with one finger. If you’re going to be hauling your bike around (whether that’s triathlons or up some stairs to an apartment or office) I recommend prioritize getting something as light as possible.

Personally I was doing tris and then realized carrying around a super light bike made my life a ton easier in so many ways.

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