I am interested in taking up road bicycling. I do not have a bike and
want a recommendation for a good bike to purchase. Couple of things
1) I am a beginner, although I am in fairly good shape. I want a bike
I can grow into.
2) I plan to compete in races
3) I am a woman, 5'9.
4) I have a bad knee and don't want the biking to exacerbate it. I
had reconstrucitve surgery (ACL) about 10 years ago.
5) Ideally, I wouldn't spend more than $800 — would like to spend a
LOT less — but am flexible if it's going to make a big difference in
the quality of the bike.