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Good winter trainer

wackawacka Posts: 169
edited July 2012 in Road buying advice

i am looking for advice for a good winter trainer bike, I have looked at the Ribble 7005 Winter Trainer, or more appealing, the Trek 3.5 Madone. What mudguards could I put on the Trek? Advise will be appreciated!


  • getprggetprg Posts: 245
    You could also consider an old model Giant SCR - takes eg SKS guards - whereas I am told the Giant Defy takes only Giant's own brand.
  • nochekmatenochekmate Posts: 3,460
    Take a look at Kinesis Racelight for winter duty.
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    The forme 'plateau' at about £220 seems a pretty decent winter bike. Has mudgusrd eyelets and carbon fork with alu steerer. Think its made by Kinesis
  • As I also just posted in domcarr's thread:

    Kaffenbacks are awesome! They ride like a classic Columbus or Reynolds steel racer and have room for full mudguards and up to 32c tyres easily thanks to the canti/V-brake set up.

    They are versatile, strong and robust yet they feel so light and lively to ride... I have one as a winter trainer and I love it. Previously I had an aluminium Ribble and the ride of the Kaffy is just so much better it's unreal - comfy, springy and lively, yet still quick on the go and inspiring handling, whilst the Ribble felt dead and harsh, very uncomfy and dull to ride.

    Kaffy all the way!
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