is there a sub £1200 bike..

acidstrato Posts: 945
edited August 2009 in Road buying advice
with a carbon frame and dura ace components? and that would be suitable for regional crits

or is ulteggra the best i can get for this budget?
Crafted in Italy apparantly


  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    You can also get SRAM Rival or Athena.
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • acidstrato
    acidstrato Posts: 945
    yeah i've seen the planet X that comes with sram for just under a grand although i always seem to spec it out of my budget lol
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    Planet X or Ribble might do it.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • sturmey
    sturmey Posts: 964
    Planet X or Ribble might do it.

    No chance. A full Dura Ace groupset is at least a grand on its own.

    You can get a Dura Ace bike from PlanetX for £1600 (unbuilt) or a Dura Ace bike(different frames available) from Ribble from £2k (built)
  • acidstrato
    acidstrato Posts: 945
    yeah seems like i couldnt find anything because it was abit too optimistic

    ahwell hey ho
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • bexley5200
    bexley5200 Posts: 692
    durace groupset is a grand
    going downhill slowly
  • Takis61
    Takis61 Posts: 239
    Ribble did me a Sportive with Centaur & they had an Ultegra option, both arouund £1K.
    Then there is Boardman with Sram (of you can find any stock).
    But Dura-ace at this price is an absolute no chance.
    My knees hurt !
  • acidstrato
    acidstrato Posts: 945
    yeah i only asked as ribble did do a version of the sportive with dura ace kit for 1299 back in 07 but it seems last years and this years dura ace stuff is more expensive and they've also increased the price of the old stuff. never mind i'm gonna wait for some offers to come up over the winter and prob just go for ulteggra and just upgrade what i want when i need it

    ta anyway guys
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Bear in mind that ultegra 2010 - is quite an upgrade from ultegra 2009 - you may therefore get a good deal on ultegra 09 , (as I did) - but Ultegra 10 looks the business - hidden cables etc