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£400ish bike on c2w

RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
edited October 2012 in Road buying advice
I need a cheap road bike for commuting (20 miles a day) Carrera or Decatlon would be the obvious choices but I can't get either. It will only be used for commuting to build fitness and loose weight to improve my downhill racing.
Looks like I'm limited to bikes I can get through cyclescheme.
Any recomendations without going too far over budget?

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  • daveski12daveski12 Posts: 158
    What scheme are you on?

    Mine is Halfords but the other half's is through cyclescheme where you can buy from Decathlon so if its cyclescheme I would get a Triban 3.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    iPete wrote:
    Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.

    It's generally very hillly in my part of the westcountry but I work in wiltshire which is quite flat. I will have a look at the Decathlon bikes. Single speed isn't a bad idea, simple & reliable.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    iPete wrote:
    Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.

    It's generally very hillly in my part of the westcountry but I work in wiltshire which is quite flat. I will have a look at the Decathlon bikes. Single speed isn't a bad idea, simple & reliable.

    Had a google, it is the b-twin triban 3 that is good value for money.

    But a SS will be way more fun, it is in my experience anyway.
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