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A road bike for £500 ?

gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
Are they any good ones at that price point ?

I can find either a

Fuji Newest 3.0 2009

Or

Specialized Allez 16 2010

But are either actually any good for me ?
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  • AguilaAguila Posts: 622
    Maybe look at second hand too??

    Or could you do cycle to work scheme? Then get up to £1000 over a year minus tax and vat.

    If not could you stretch to this:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Focus ... 360037598/

    Components look great for the price.

    Gets very good reviews, I have a focus cayo and Wiggle were great with buying it. They ask you for a whole bunch of measurements and mine was set up perfectly. I dont know if they still do it but they used to have this arrangement where you could ride it for a week and if you didn't like it they would come and take it back, you just had to promise to keep the (enormous!) box it came in in case.
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    Aguila wrote:
    Maybe look at second hand too??

    Or could you do cycle to work scheme? Then get up to £1000 over a year minus tax and vat.

    If not could you stretch to this:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Focus ... 360037598/

    Components look great for the price.

    Gets very good reviews, I have a focus cayo and Wiggle were great with buying it. They ask you for a whole bunch of measurements and mine was set up perfectly. I dont know if they still do it but they used to have this arrangement where you could ride it for a week and if you didn't like it they would come and take it back, you just had to promise to keep the (enormous!) box it came in in case.

    Stuggling second hand to find something in my size.

    Cant do C2W till next year

    That looks nice but my original budget was £450, Its stretching it to go to £500 but £600 is a step too far, Thanks for the suggestions tho.
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Gaz - what size frame you after?
    FCN 2-4.

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  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    cjcp wrote:
    Gaz - what size frame you after?

    Minimum of 58cm mate, Im 6 foot 3
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Will drop you a PM.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    cjcp wrote:
    Will drop you a PM.

    cheers man
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • heftyriderheftyrider Posts: 70
    If you can stretch another £35 I'd recommend this http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-de ... 45013.html
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    heftyrider wrote:
    If you can stretch another £35 I'd recommend this http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-de ... 45013.html

    £575 isnt an exta £35 over £500 :D
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    gb155 wrote:
    heftyrider wrote:
    If you can stretch another £35 I'd recommend this http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/giant-de ... 45013.html

    £575 isnt an exta £35 over £500 :D

    It is if you're using a phone keypad 8)
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  • oscarbudgieoscarbudgie Posts: 850
    There's a Decathlon b'twin road bike for £499 which doesn't look too bad at all - if you don't mind buying from a chain.
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • oscarbudgieoscarbudgie Posts: 850
    I just checked and the Decathlon one is the b'Twin Sport 2 - you get Sora, carbon forks and (amazingly for a 500 squids bike) carbon seat stays.
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
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