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Which racing / road bike for under £600 ish?

04whitea1204whitea12 Posts: 5
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
atm I have a dawes giro 200, not really much good so plan on selling it and getting something better! Want a decent number of gears, 18 at least and a generally good bike with reasonable spec components etc.

Have seen the giant defy range on the web - thinking of the defy 3 but is it any good?

Any other ideas would be appreciated! Also reccomendations would be helpful!

Cheers :D

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  • This is a good buy if they have your size?

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Focus ... 360037597/
  • stevenbstevenb Posts: 717
    Easy choice to me:

    Either the 2010 Allez Sport (Tiagra/Sora) 18 spd.
    Or this cube:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=30569

    They had this Cube model in my LBS on discount and it's very well specced for the money. Ok it's a Triple but thats not a bad thing. You'd still be able to go fast enough.

    My 2p there. :lol:
  • Thanks for the advice people.


    Will be going to my LBS later this week to have a look at and a try on the specialized allez and anything else similar.
  • grim3urgrim3ur Posts: 46
    The Giants are nice, and also Merida.
    Think we've named all the top dogs there for you.
    Cube's LOOK very nice, make you look fast Lol
  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    stevenb wrote:
    Easy choice to me:

    Either the 2010 Allez Sport (Tiagra/Sora) 18 spd.
    Or this cube:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=30569

    They had this Cube model in my LBS on discount and it's very well specced for the money. Ok it's a Triple but thats not a bad thing. You'd still be able to go fast enough.

    My 2p there. :lol:

    Of those 2 I'd go for the Cube. Allez's are way too common...;-)
  • LillywhiteLillywhite Posts: 742
    04whitea12 wrote:

    Any other ideas would be appreciated! Also reccomendations would be helpful!

    For a budget of only £600 I'd look for a second hand bike that may have retailed for around £1500 about 2-3 years ago. It will have a far better groupset and frame on anything that you buy new for £600.
  • If you're going to your LBS, see if they've got any sale bargains. I was in my LBS on Monday and they had 3/4 v nice bikes with bits of carbon and a mix of 105/Ultegra components between £650-700. Last years model, but very well worth a look. The names of the bikes I can remember were Ridley and BH so not just rubbish reduced to get rid of it.
    Limited Edition Boardman Team Carbon No. 448
    Boardman MTB Team
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