With gas prices high and the economy low, biking is getting more popular. Buying a decent road bike can be dear, however, so a choice is getting a discount road bike instead. These are commonly used brand name bikes or bike lines that are being abandoned. You can find a good deal on one of these bikes and start saving yourself gas money and get in shape at the same time.
A handy place to start looking for a discount road bikes is eBay. By using this site to find your cycle you are limited by the quantity of folk that try to sell. Some sellers on this site do have a 'buy now' option in which they have got a fixed amount they will take for a fast sell, by trying that option though, there is no 'haggling' over the price as you would if you were to bid on the item.
There are other places for you to search though if you'd like to make certain you are getting the hottest deal on a discount road bike. Bestroadbikes.net is another site that offers a large range of bikes. They sell name brands and some not so famous brands too. If you are looking for a good deal and do not need to need to worry whether or not you're going to get beat out in a betting war, this is a good site to test out.
I always recommend that when you're purchasing online, unless it's from a well established department store or site, to test the vendor out before making any final decision on whether you're going to make the purchase. It will not take that much longer to try a search on the company before you purchase.
Also before you buy your discount road bike be sure to read all the user reviews of the bike in question and all of the specs and other useful facts. You would like to make sure you are getting a bike that's best for you, not something that's to complex.