Pinarello FP1

jellybellywmb
jellybellywmb Posts: 1,379
edited November 2009 in Road buying advice
Currently ride Giant SCR3 and looking to get something new, always liked the look of the Pinarello's

Is this a good deal??

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pin ... gn=froogle
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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    £999.99 for a far east alloy frame with Sora :roll:

    CAAD9 with Tiagra for the same price would provide a better frame and a better groupset

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/can ... e-ec020238

    2009 models available for £999.99 with 105 too.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/can ... e-ec016028
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  • Bhima
    Bhima Posts: 2,145
    £999.99 for a far east alloy frame with Sora :roll:

    CAAD9 with Tiagra for the same price would provide a better frame and a better groupset

    +1

    There was a 2nd hand CAAD9 in the LBS recently with Campagnolo Super Record and Bora Wheels for £1400. :shock: Would have bought it if I had the cash. Apparently, the original owner was going to get a carbon frame for all that bling, but thought the CAAD9 frame was better...
  • freehub
    freehub Posts: 4,257
    Was it a silver CAAD9 frame? They're the bestest.
  • Escargot
    Escargot Posts: 361
    £999.99 for a far east alloy frame with Sora :roll:

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing ? I was under the impression that most of the titanium/carbon we use is sourced from the far east :? I reckon even Ribble buy far east alloy :wink:

    Totally agree about the Sora though. It's totally out of odds with a £1000 bike in this day and age.

    I'd say the Pinarello knocks the rest of them into the weeds in terms of style and looks tho.
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Escargot wrote:
    £999.99 for a far east alloy frame with Sora :roll:

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing ? I was under the impression that most of the titanium/carbon we use is sourced from the far east :? I reckon even Ribble buy far east alloy :wink:

    There's nothing wrong with Far East materials, but the Pinarello is overpriced, but come on an alloy from with Sora for £999.99? They use the Far East because it's cheap, but don't pass those savings on, and that's my issue with the Alloy Pinarellos. I know they don't have to pass the savings on, and some people will buy them anyway, but they are really a £600 bike, and £400 for Pinarello decals.

    I bet the frame is good, but I bet it's no better than a similarly specced Allez/Secteur/Bianchi/Felt/etc either.

    From next year CAAD9s are going to be made in the Far East, and they'll probably be made even better then.
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  • Back to the drawing board then :?

    Suggestions for £1000 (thats the budget for the bike not the reward for suggestions!!)
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  • Escargot
    Escargot Posts: 361
    Escargot wrote:
    £999.99 for a far east alloy frame with Sora :roll:

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing ? I was under the impression that most of the titanium/carbon we use is sourced from the far east :? I reckon even Ribble buy far east alloy :wink:

    There's nothing wrong with Far East materials, but the Pinarello is overpriced, but come on an alloy from with Sora for £999.99? They use the Far East because it's cheap, but don't pass those savings on, and that's my issue with the Alloy Pinarellos. I know they don't have to pass the savings on, and some people will buy them anyway, but they are really a £600 bike, and £400 for Pinarello decals.

    I bet the frame is good, but I bet it's no better than a similarly specced Allez/Secteur/Bianchi/Felt/etc either.

    From next year CAAD9s are going to be made in the Far East, and they'll probably be made even better then.

    Thanks for clearing that up :) It did seem you were knocking the sourcing of frame/material from the far east.

    Well if I'm honest I think most Pinarello's are overpriced hence I didn't really look twice at them. Sora for £1000 is shocking but it greatly depends on the level of development that's gone into the frame.

    It's like this across the board though. I'm not 100% that the Cervelo S1 frameset is aeons better but retails at £1000. Add in some Sora etc. and you'll come out at more than the Pinarello so I don't know really.

    Hope you're right about the Cannondale's. They seem to be a great brand but hope the shareholders are not going to be absorbing the savings made by importing their frames.
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Escargot wrote:
    Hope you're right about the Cannondale's. They seem to be a great brand but hope the shareholders are not going to be absorbing the savings made by importing their frames.

    I reckon the Price of the CAAD9s won't change all that much, but the quality is probably going to go up.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I'm still umming and aahing over selling my Look frame and getting a CAAD9