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Wilier Mortirolo Mirage 2008 £999, buy? or look elsewhere?

oxymoronoxymoron Posts: 54
edited October 2008 in Road beginners
Hi,

Im finally going to buy a proper bike this week. Should I buy the above seeing as the cayo is out of stock on 56cm frames. I also was looking at the PLanet X site, but there carbon bike is out of price range and I get totally confused when I try and build a custom bike.

Anyway, is the willier a good buy? Considering I am 16 and a half stone :( should I just get a Focus Variado 2008 @ £615, which sounds "fat boy proof" after reading the wiggle review.

I dunno what to do, I have lost 2 stone this summer but dont wanna buy something to censored as I wanna push on at cycling and not always have the lower end stuff.

Hope that makes sense :)

What do people recommend?

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  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    the mortirolo deserves better than mirage IMHO.

    far from censored : http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/mortirolo-08-28034
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  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    You can always get to Epic and tell them to upgrade it Veloce or better and pay a bit more :)
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  • oxymoron wrote:
    Hi,

    Im finally going to buy a proper bike this week. Should I buy the above seeing as the cayo is out of stock on 56cm frames. I also was looking at the PLanet X site, but there carbon bike is out of price range and I get totally confused when I try and build a custom bike.

    Anyway, is the willier a good buy? Considering I am 16 and a half stone :( should I just get a Focus Variado 2008 @ £615, which sounds "fat boy proof" after reading the wiggle review.

    I dunno what to do, I have lost 2 stone this summer but dont wanna buy something to censored as I wanna push on at cycling and not always have the lower end stuff.

    Hope that makes sense :)

    What do people recommend?


    but dont wanna buy something too censored as I wanna push on


    Well first of all the Focus isn't censored , it's a great bike. However if you can afford the Wilier then get it; it is a better frame and is far more upgradeable in the long run. I've actually owned both (bike genesis goes Spesh Allez - Foucs Variado - Wilier Mortirolo - Pinarello Prince!), and I really like both the Focus and the Wilier. You won't go wrong with either bike whatever you decide. I sold my Mortirolo Centaur for £1000, the lucky sod got a right bargain.
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  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    I sold my Mortirolo Centaur for £1000, the lucky sod got a right bargain.


    :o :shock:


    mine was almost double that with upgrades and whatnot!!
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  • I wasnt saying the variado was censored , I think I worded it poorly. I wanted to say the Variado is a good specced bike, one Im sure I will love riding. But is say something like the wilier worth an extra £400? Given that im not the most slim or fittest currently. Although that is improving.


    I just didnt wanna blow £600 now then wish come June when im skinny again that I had bought that £1000 full carbon ultrega/velocre bike.

    I am fixed on the wilier purely because it loks so sexy if im honest.
  • igaiga Posts: 155
    oxymoron wrote:
    I am fixed on the wilier purely because it loks so sexy if im honest.

    Which, at the end of the day, is as good a reason to buy a bike as any!
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  • I have the Wilier Izoard and bought it purely on looks. Also when out on the road you don't see too many which makes it a bit special. Bought it off Epic and specced to my style. The lad did say the motirolo was an excellent frame and also has the same geomotry as the Izoard.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Get the Wilier and then fit some 2009 10 speed campag shifters and it would be a very very fine bike.
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  • venstervenster Posts: 356
    I have an Izoard and am just under 16 st and have had no problems in that sense.

    I too bought it for cosmetic reasons..you don't see any around where I live :)
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