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So I hope this is good way to keep my cycling memories. :D I will use this thread to highlight the important moment and cycling feedbacks. :D

Yesterday, I visited several stores, and after I did some investigation, I finally decided on my bike:
Wilier's carbon frame + Shimano 105 group+rim brake design. It will be almost the same as the one bike below, except it is a disc brake below. How do you think it as my first road bike?
I should have this in stock within one week, later I will begin training. :D Any advice?
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Advice-just make sure you buy the correct size, and it fits.
Thank you Peter! Yes I went to the store, and I ordered XS, should fit my size. When the bike arrive, the owner will also adjust the size for me accordingly,. :p
 

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Nice bike! Congratulations!


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It would help to know what are you training for?
I am a totally newbie, and I wanna join the group ride next Spring, they are all experienced. I hope I won't be too far away behind the group. :)
 

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I would get disk brakes, they are way better and you can run bigger tires.
Hi Duriel, thanks for the input, as a newbie. I did some research on the brakes as well, for now, I will stay with the rim as I already purchased. Maybe in few years I will upgrade the bike. :D
 

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Thank you PBL450. :D I will post the bike when I get it this week. :D
Please do,! You can learn a ton on RBR!! Your experience riding will have a HUGE impact on your product recommendations. HUGE!!

Your first bike purchase is just perfect. It’s a frame and components you can ride for your whole life. Of course you can upgrade, but you will never NEED to upgrade. You are taking these first steps exactly right!

So, for me, riding has never been about fitness... I ride out of a love for the sport of road cycling. I train for the few races I’ve done, and it fuels riding....Well, on a relevant note, it’s a weird world but it’s we all here at RBR share.

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Please do,! You can learn a ton on RBR!! Your experience riding will have a HUGE impact on your product recommendations. HUGE!!

Your first bike purchase is just perfect. It’s a frame and components you can ride for your whole life. Of course you can upgrade, but you will never NEED to upgrade. You are taking these first steps exactly right!

So, for me, riding has never been about fitness... I ride out of a love for the sport of road cycling. I train for the few races I’ve done, and it fuels riding....Well, on a relevant note, it’s a weird world but it’s we all here at RBR share.

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Your words just so supportive! That is why we love forums! Meet so many knowledgeable person with warm heart! I am already in love with Road cycling!
 

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Congrats on getting your magic carpet, (beautiful ride). Highly recommend a proper fitting, (unless the LBS has someone trained). I see many folks with saddles too high, to stretched out, etc. Just moving your saddle a few milimeters up, down, for or aft, can make a big difference, as can a handlebar stem that's too long or short. Even moving my cleats back a bit on my shoes gave me more power. Which btw, if you've not ridden clip-in pedals, practice on grass or dirt if possible, or in non crowded areas, (you don't want to scratch that lovely ride! And, I'd imagine you already know the importance of a good pair of bib shorts. Also, wear gloves in case to go down, and for added shock absorption. And lastly, be noticeable, including a good tail-light and bright colors. Happy riding,
 
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