New Road bike Budget £500-£600

Pete_270687
Pete_270687 Posts: 3
edited June 2008 in Road beginners
Hey just starting to get into road riding a lot currently riding a Speicalized Sirrus Hybrid now looking for a full-on road bike about £500-£600 best suggestions please? Many Thanks

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  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Specialized Allez
    Richard

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  • Rebel Ian
    Rebel Ian Posts: 17
    I'm back into cycling after a many years absence. I bought a Specialized Allez Triple three weeks ago and it's awesome. £549 is typically what you'll pay for the triple, £499 for the double. I can't recommend it highly enough :)
  • simon_e
    simon_e Posts: 1,706
    All the main manufacturers' bikes in that bracket are lovely bikes. I can't recall anyone saying they bought a <insert make/model here> and felt they had made the wrong decision.

    It helps to try a few out before you spend, that often makes the decision a lot easier.

    Brands that get rated frequently include Bianchi, Cannondale, Felt, Giant, Specialized, Trek. Reviews here, search the forum archive for lots more.
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    Another very happy Allez owner after many years away (although I have also never read a post stating that someone isnt happy with their bike, whatever brand) and just for Rich HCP another Alfa driver :D
  • babyshambles
    babyshambles Posts: 149
    collected TREK 1.5 double on friday - £599 and is an absolute dream :-)
  • nkirussell
    nkirussell Posts: 16
    I too got a trek 1.5 on friday. absolutely love it. The spec is not as high as some bikes at this price mark but the quality of the frame more than makes up for it. I feel like a climbing god now compared to my last bike. :wink:
  • daz51
    daz51 Posts: 159
    I ride an Allez Triple and its the lightest off peg complete bike for the money at 20.9lbs
  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Another very happy Alfa driver :D
    8)
    Richard

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  • Stewie Griffin
    Stewie Griffin Posts: 4,330
    Rich Hcp wrote:
    Another very happy Alfa driver :D
    8)

    My head says sell it and get something a bit more practical, my heart says you do that and I will stop beating :P
  • JC.152
    JC.152 Posts: 645
    You could try Focus as well.
    Towards the end of the season they do good offers, like one with 105 for £500, which i got and Ultegra for £100 more.
  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Rich Hcp wrote:
    Another very happy Alfa driver :D
    8)

    My head says sell it and get something a bit more practical, my heart says you do that and I will stop beating :P

    They got you too..... 8)
    Richard

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  • Looking at it Specialized and Bianchi leading the pack a bit in terms of kit along with focus thanks for the suggestions :D
  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Now you need to try one of each.

    Then decide.... 8)
    Richard

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