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Complete newbie to roadbikes and need some help!

PhatePhate Posts: 121
edited August 2010 in Road beginners
I have been commuting to work for the last 4-5 months (7.5miles each way) on an old raleigh MTB and had been thinking of moving onto a road bike, my work has just signed up to cyclesheme so have a grand to spend (want to keep back at least 150 for accessories etc) so have a budget of £850 for a new road bike!

Due to the terrible roads and loads of cobbles in edinburgh I have been looking more at cyclocross bikes as they seem that bit more sturdy and was thinking that the wider tires would be easier when using a road bike for the first time.

Ideally wanted a Specialized Tricross but the only store locally that stocks specialized isn't part of cyclesheme so have pretty much come down to a shortlist of 3 bikes and just wanted to see what people think would be the best option?

Giant TCX 0
Genesis Vapour
Merida Cyclo Cross 3


  • Sirius631Sirius631 Posts: 991
    You are not necessarily stuck with the bikes that your local cyclescheme operator has in stock. You could ask them if they could order you what you want.
    To err is human, but to make a real balls up takes a super computer.
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