Weekend longish ride bike.

georgio15
georgio15 Posts: 77
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
I am looking to buy a new road bike for between £750 and £1000. it will be primarily for
longer rides and i may occasionally ride it in london.

i was thinking of one this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/lap ... e-ec017834 at the higher end

or this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/sco ... e-ec016349 at the lower end.

as i am pretty unsure any advice would be nice

Comments

  • Eau Rouge
    Eau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Mark Cavendish rides a Scott.

    There isn't much to choose between them spec wise, the price difference is only because the Scott is reduced for some reason. I'd choose the one you like the look of most, really.
    Never dismiss the importance of liking the look of a bike.
  • ringo42
    ringo42 Posts: 21
    Boardman Team Carbon.
    I've had mine for a couple of months, no probs whatsoever and it's a much higher spec than both of those. You should be able to get a slight discount on the RRP of £1000.
    It's easily the best road bike i've had so far.
    It's been comfy for 4+ hour rides too.
    However, if you like the look of either of the ones you mention then there's nothing wrong with that!
  • georgio15
    georgio15 Posts: 77
    ringo42 wrote:
    Boardman Team Carbon.
    I've had mine for a couple of months, no probs whatsoever and it's a much higher spec than both of those. You should be able to get a slight discount on the RRP of £1000.
    It's easily the best road bike i've had so far.
    It's been comfy for 4+ hour rides too.
    However, if you like the look of either of the ones you mention then there's nothing wrong with that!

    thanks for the suggestion. i will try one out along with the scott
  • spasypaddy
    spasypaddy Posts: 5,180
    specialized allez sport.

    come see me at my shop at fenchurch street, i might be able to sort you something. I work for evans
  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Quite shocking that so much money only gets you an alloy frame and Tiagra groupset. I'd be on the hunt for any 2008 bikes left over, but imagine they'll be getting pretty thin on the ground by now.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,062
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Quite shocking that so much money only gets you an alloy frame and Tiagra groupset. I'd be on the hunt for any 2008 bikes left over, but imagine they'll be getting pretty thin on the ground by now.

    I was just thinking that myself, WTF up with that mojo?!?

    I'd look into some of those deposit now and low monthly 0% finance options, then get yourself a bike that costs £$£$£$£$ for example http://www.wheelbase.co.uk/finance.shtml

    I'm not in anyway connected with wheelbase although i'm open to cash donations and or bribes :wink:
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    +1 for the comments above about the poor specs. If you're going to be doing longish bike rides, it's worth getting at least Shimano 105.

    I can't help feeling that Lapierre are betting on the FDJ name getting them the sale. Also, I don't the frames are partciularly light, which isn't a problem at the Scott's price, but not so attractive with the Lapierre. I picked up a triple butted 7005 alu frame for my commuter (see sig below) for 100 quid off ebay. I think this frame might be lighter than both the Scott or Lapierre.

    Might be worth calling Planet X to see whether they have any of their old Superlight Team frames in their warehouse. They came in under 900 quid, I think, llast time I checked: see http://www.planet-x-warehouse.co.uk/?page_id=1052

    +1 also for the Boardman. This received a good review from C+ this year.
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