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Budget road racer choice? Advice needed please!

rp.rp. Posts: 3
edited January 2011 in Road beginners
I have shortlisted two ultra-budget road racers for my first drop-handled road bike.

Vitesse Sprint (currently in stock elsewhere for £180)
Viking Sprint (currently available at around £160)

It's ok, I am under no illusion as to the less than optimum build quality which is likely to be present. I just want something cheap and cheerful to get me started. I would intend to de-sticker either.

Based on the similar price of each, which would be the better buy for the price?

Thank you.

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  • P_TuckerP_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    Viking sounds more manly, go for that one.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Buy secondhand at that price.

    I bought a secondhand GT bike for the winter off eBay for £150 and it is specced out with Shimano Sora & Alex rims (which is likely to be better than those on the links)
  • nochekmate wrote:
    Buy secondhand at that price.

    I bought a secondhand GT bike for the winter off eBay for £150 and it is specced out with Shimano Sora & Alex rims (which is likely to be better than those on the links)
    +1
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • Could you stretch to £300? If so, I can heartily recommend the B'twin Sport 1. If not, I'd probably go 2nd hand as well - for me, at least, brifters were an absolute must-have...
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,734
    Definitely be checking out ebay!
  • hi i have Boardman Elite AirTT1 for sale for info please contact me
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    wizard59 wrote:
    hi i have Boardman Elite AirTT1 for sale for info please contact me

    :D If that comes in at the OP's budget, then its the deal of all time!
  • Tom BB
    hi tom cool :lol: to you 1200
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