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Sportive Bike Advice

BlackBlack Posts: 172
Would like to buy a Sportive bike for around £ 1,000.00p
Can you reccommend please

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  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Black wrote:
    Would like to buy a Sportive bike for around £ 1,000.00p
    Can you reccommend please


    Planet X Pro Carbon
  • what do you ride now?
    what are your cycling goals?
    how fit are you?
    what do you weigh?
    do you want to buy a bike with a frame geometry that fits your body shape?

    etc etc etc

    if your only criteria is thats its a 'sportive' bike (whatever that is supposed to mean) and that its costs around £ 1000 - you're probably wasting your money.
    ...the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon...
  • ajb72ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    Have you looked at the Sportive / Gran Fondo bikes on the Ribble website?

    Carbon frame with geometry aimed at sportive riding rather than racing. I think you can build your own or buy off the peg starting at around £900.

    I bought the sportive frame in September and have been really pleased with it.
  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    The biggest question should be 'am I comfy on that bike?' if not walk away.
    http://www.ripon-loiterers.org.uk/

    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
    Hills are just a matter of pace
  • tomsdadtomsdad Posts: 221
    i just got a focus cayo from wiggle carbon and a triple under 1k
  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    forgot to say, as above make sure it's a triple, as some sportives have some VERY big hills and 100 miles in a VERY big hill is even BIGGER :lol:
    http://www.ripon-loiterers.org.uk/

    Fail to prepare, prepare to fail
    Hills are just a matter of pace
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