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new road bike advice

sarge_uksarge_uk Posts: 5
edited February 2012 in Road buying advice

I've been using my MTB for commuting the past couple of years, and I'm just looking to change to a road bike with a pannier/rack that fits to the back brake bridge

I'm looking at Trek 2.1, Cannondale Caad8, Cube Peleton SL or the Cube Agree (£1250 one).

Completely new to road bikes but putting in around 130 miles a week including the weekend so want something reasonable though the agree is stretching things a little allowing for shoes etc also looking to do some sportives either this year or next

Any thoughts, recommendations? not ridden any yet, took a quick look last week and like the peleton specification

Kind regards



  • I think you are looking at the wrong bikes...
    If you need a do-it-all to commute and enjoy rides out with your mates, you don't need a full on race bike but, as you say, a road bike... I would look at Surly pacer or some cross bikes with mounts for a rack, like the Genesis Vapour or Croix de fer (equipped with road tyres)... You should look at Audax bikes or cyclocross bikes... winter road bikes are an option too...
    left the forum March 2023
  • Hi

    thanks for the reply, I was going in with the intention of looking at a cyclocross type bike but, and the chaps a good bloke, thought I'd prefer the outright speed of a road bike as I could still use the MTB for offroad/bridleways/bad weather commute.

    this is when I start going round in circles :)

    thanks Matt
  • sexysisexysi Posts: 50
    Just bought this £1,200.... wouldn't look right with panniers though.


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  • :) I know but needs must
  • tigerbentigerben Posts: 233
    Caad10x - cross bike with top frame and pannier mounts. Top bike.
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