Radon bikes - Anyone ever heard of them?

donncha
donncha Posts: 31
edited July 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi,
I am interested in purchasing my first road bike.
Specifically this model:
http://www.radon-bikes.de/xist4c/web/R1 ... 20685_.htm
Or my second choice would be:
http://www.radon-bikes.de/xist4c/web/RPS_id_20683_.htm
I was wondering if anyone has any experience of these bikes? There are a few tests on-line but unfortunately I don’t speak German and the Google translate function wasn’t much help!

Being my first road bike I don’t want anything to uncomfortable!

I’m approx. 170cm short with a 77 cm inseam. I’ve tried a couple of bikes and seem to fit a 53-54cam effective top tube. I was thinking of going for the 53cm frame.
I would really appreciate any help or advice.
Thanks,
Donncha.

Comments

  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    The MTB's are meant to be pretty good, really good spec for the money. I assume that they'd be like the other German options, stiff light and well equipped for the dosh.
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • acidstrato
    acidstrato Posts: 945
    german online store bike-discount.de ? deal them. very nice bikes not very common here. I read previously that some past suspension boffin had a hand in the design and building of the radon bikes but that was translating german reviews

    design and priced quite similarly to canyon bikes
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • lc1981
    lc1981 Posts: 820
    acidstrato wrote:
    german online store bike-discount.de ? deal them.

    I think Radon might be their in-house brand, if I understand this correctly: http://www.bike-discount.de/inhalt/aboutus.html?lg=en.
  • donncha
    donncha Posts: 31
    Thanks for the replies.

    Any ideas about sizing?

    I’m approx. 170cm short with a 77 cm inseam. I’ve tried a couple of bikes and seem to fit a 53-54cam effective top tube. I was thinking of going for the 53cm frame (based on the geo) but their calculator (inseam x .66) woud have me on a 50cm.