First Time Road Bike Advice

Ridefast Posts: 2
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm about to purchase my first road bike and am unsure which of the following is the best value in terms of performance and components. I have ridden the following and am leaning towards the Wilier model because of the components and quality carbon materials.

Can you provide some guidance - Am I making a good decision even though the bike is 3 years old?

2007 Wilier Mortirolo with Shimano Ultra SL and Mavic Aksium wheels, Rickey cockpit. The dealer is asking £1540.69.

2011 Trek Madone 4.5 WSD at £1182.75 and the 2011 Giant Defy 3 Advanced at £1245

Thank you!


  • explosifpete
    explosifpete Posts: 1,327
    Is the wilier new? As the spec you have listed is not standard (as far as i know) the price you quoted is what it was up for sale for in 2011
    The trek is a really good bike and a very good price, only one thing to be aware of is that it is a womens bike (your name doesn't give any clues as if that's a good thing or not!)
    Don't think they make a Giant Defy 3 Advanced this year so i'm guessing its a 2010 model.
    I test rode one of these last year and wasn't impressed at all very upright and soft but then it is made for comfort more than performance
    Personally I would go for a good aluminum frame with good gear on it rather than an entry level carbon bike with cheap parts