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    I am a newbie, please advise if this bike is worth $700 ?

    Hello All,

    I am a newbie and is about to join the cycling community. I am wondering you guys could let me know if this bike is worth the money to buy, as I am kind of clueless. All your opinions and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

    More information about the bike below:

    ***2010 ULTEGRA 6700 105 DIAMONDBACK road bike****

    Carbon fiber fork with plenty of length for stem height adjustments
    Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed shifters
    Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed chain
    Shimano 105 5700 10 speed standard crankset, front and rear derailleur
    Upgraded Easton Vista wheelset

    Thanks,

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    is this road bike or a cross bike? this is a cyclocross forum....if a road you'll probably get better response if you post in the roadie forum

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    Sounds like good value

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    I don't think DB is known to be the lightest bike, but with an Ultegra groupset it's a good deal @ 700, that's less than what the Shimano components would cost new.

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    not sure

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    its a good price for you both. (unless there is something wrong with the bike)

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    In good mechanical shape, sounds like a good deal.

    Fit is very important, so if that's wrong, it's not such a good deal anymore.

    What do you want to use it for?

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. It's a road bike, will be using it for cross training. I am 5.6, the bike is 54cm. Hopefully it's not too big for me.

    Kind regards,

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    Be careful. Sounds like it might be a tad too big for ya. How big is your cross bike? Why not just train on your cross bike? Buy some road tires, the bike won't slow you down.

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    The size sounds like it's pushing it to me too. I'm 5'8" and I can "make" a 54 fit, kind of, but I'm actually happier on a 52. Proportions have a lot to do with it - I'm somewhat leggy for my height and don't have a terribly long reach. But definitely be careful with this.

    If there's a shop carrying used bikes or used sporting equipment in general in your area, that can be a good way to stretch a buck. You still get to try a few different bikes, something that I think is a real value-added, but you also don't pay retail.

    Cross training as in training for cyclocross, or as in training for a non-cycling sport?

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    Thank you all for such valuable inputs. I ended up buying the bike; adjusting the seat a little bit and it fits me just fine. Again, appreciated.

    -Steven

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

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