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Which bike???

LogicLogic Posts: 54
edited August 2010 in Road beginners
Hi there, i'm looking at getting the best bike i can for the money iv got like most people and iv come to like 3 models which my local bike store ( evans cycles ) stock for around the £700 - £800 mark whick are.-

* Trek 1.5 triple = £720
* Fuji Roubaix 2.0 = £700
* Bianchi Via Nirone 7 in either tiagra (750), sora (695) or xenon (675)

the specs are pretty much the same on the trek,fuji & bianchi tiagra as they all use tiagra groups. the trek is a triple which may come in handy as this will be my first road bike, well thats what iv been told on read online although may not be true.

i think the bianchi xenon is off the list as heard the group is abit plasticy and then the sora is only 50 quid cheaper so i think that really rules those out.

the other good point is the trek has a carbon seat post, so its looking good but im just not sure of the other good points like wheels and tyres, but the fuji is super light at just under 10kg

any help to point me in the right direction is greatly received - cheers
ps spec below.

trek

Frame:
Alpha White Aluminum
Fork:
Bontrager Approved, Carbon
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra STI, 9 speed
Chainset:
FSA Vero
Chainrings:
50/39/30 tooth Chainrings
Cassette:
SRAM PG-950 11-26, 9 speed
Pedals:
Nylon Body with Alloy Cage
Front Brake:
Alloy Dual Pivot
Rear Brake:
Alloy Dual Pivot
Brake Levers:
Shimano Tiagra STI levers
Handlebars:
Bontrager SSR VR, 31.8mm
Stem:
Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Rims:
Bontrager Approved Alloy Rims
Front Hub:
Alloy
Rear Hub:
Alloy
Front Tyre:
Bontrager Race AW 700x23c
Rear Tyre:
Bontrager Race AW 700x23c
Saddle:
Bontrager Inform R1
Seatpost:
Bontrager Carbon


FUJI

Frame:
NEW Fuji Altair 2 custom butted aluminium, Integrated 1 1/8" head tube, Standard seat tube & BB shell, Double water bottle mounts. Fuji Altair 2 aluminium chain stays, Forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork:
FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Integrated with 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra, 31.8mm
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra shifter/brake, 18-speed Flight Deck compatible
Chainset:
FSA Omega Compact MegaExo with Integrated spindle
Chainrings:
34/50 tooth 7075 AL outer rings
Bottom Bracket:
FSA MegaExo Exterior Bearing System
Cassette:
Shimano HG-50, 11-25T 9-speed
Chain:
KMC HG-73
Front Brake:
Shimano Tiagra dual pivot
Rear Brake:
Shimano Tiagra dual pivot
Brake Levers:
Shimano Tiagra STI
Handlebars:
Fuji CGC Double Butted 6061, 31.8mm with Anatomical drops
Stem:
Fuji CGC Alloy 3D forged, +/-7 degree
Headset:
Tange IS-24 1 1/8" Integrated Road
Grips:
Fuji custom cork wrap
Rims:
Alex AKX-R3.0
Front Hub:
Alex AKX-R3.0
Rear Hub:
Alex AKX-R3.0
Front Tyre:
Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23c
Rear Tyre:
Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23c
Tubes:
Kenda presta
Saddle:
Fuji CGC Racing
Seatpost:
Fuji CGC Butted Oversize Alloy, 250mm
Seat Binder:
Fuji Superlite Alloy, 31.8mm Laser Etched


Bianchi


Frame:
Via Nirone 7 ALU
Fork:
Bianchi FL5 K-VID Carbon/Al C2C with Kevlar - 1 1/8"
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra
Chainset:
FSA OMEGA MegaExo Compact
Chainrings:
34/50 tooth Chainrings
Cassette:
Shimano Tiagra 12-25 tooth
Chain:
KMC DX10SC
Front Brake:
RC-466E Forged Alloy Dual-Pivot
Rear Brake:
RC-466E Forged Alloy Dual-Pivot
Brake Levers:
Integrated
Handlebars:
Dedaelementi Big Piega
Stem:
RC DA-32 3D - forged alloy
Headset:
FSA ZS4-CUSTOM
Grips:
Bike Ribbon cork
Rims:
Ambrosio WS 23 - Black
Front Hub:
Fac Michelin RACING 28H
Rear Hub:
Fac Michelin RACING 28H
Front Tyre:
Vittoria ZAFFIRO 700x23c
Rear Tyre:
Vittoria ZAFFIRO 700x23c
Saddle:
Selle San Marco Ponza Power - steel rail
Seatpost:
Rc SP-222- 31.6mm

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