Caad 9 tiagra or Felt F75?

daveydave43 Posts: 200
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Hi guys.
I've got a flatmate at uni who's joined the cycling club with me, and is now hunting for a bike.
Budget of £800, which i guess is pretty high for a beginner :/

Ive seen the caad9 tiagra compact around for that kind of price, which i recommended to him. ... _28975.htm

He's seen a deal on a Felt F75 on Merlin, which also looks pretty good. ... LT-F75.htm

So, which should he go for?
Go for the break
Create a chaingang
Make sure you don't break your chain


  • sundog
    sundog Posts: 243
    Be aware that that caad9 isn't black :D
    I like white bikes
  • The Felt seems to be better specced.
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    why don't you help you're mate look for a good 2nd hand deal. That £800 is going to go a lot further with a lightly used better specc'd bike.
  • dmch2
    dmch2 Posts: 731
    I got a 2010 trek 1.5 for 720 (RRP was 800) at Evans. Not sure if there are any left in a suitable size but I'm very happy with it. The 80 quid saving would let you get a decent set of tyres and pads like I just have as well :)

    Evans didn't have any Felts and I didn't like the Green splash on the caad.
    2010 Trek 1.5 Road - swissstop green, conti GP4000S
    2004 Marin Muirwoods Hybrid