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Best bike for £1000 cycle to work scheme

daffyavfcdaffyavfc Posts: 237
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi

any sales/offers on that anyone can direct me in for max £1000 for the cycle to work scheme?

I may be a little late, as most sellers' sales have ended or not much left.
Roadie 56cm frame if anything is spotted.

thanks

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  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Well according to all the 'upto £1000' reviews over the last 8 to 12 months (and a multitude of folk on here) the Giant Defy is the one to get.
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  • bails1310bails1310 Posts: 361
    smidsy wrote:
    Well according to all the 'upto £1000' reviews over the last 8 to 12 months (and a multitude of folk on here) the Giant Defy is the one to get.
    +1 for the Giant according to this months Cycling Plus mag.
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  • letap73letap73 Posts: 1,608
    smidsy wrote:
    Well according to all the 'upto £1000' reviews over the last 8 to 12 months (and a multitude of folk on here) the Giant Defy is the one to get.

    Or if you want something racier the CAAD 8 105 with change to spare:

    http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... b65s6p4335
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    letap73 wrote:
    smidsy wrote:
    Well according to all the 'upto £1000' reviews over the last 8 to 12 months (and a multitude of folk on here) the Giant Defy is the one to get.

    Or if you want something racier the CAAD 8 105 with change to spare:

    http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... b65s6p4335

    Have I woken up in some kind of alternate reality :lol:

    Owning that Cannondale is affecting you 8)

    But yes I would go that route if it were my money.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    Ribble Sportive? Boardman? Planet X alu? Canyon? Or any of the above. Lots of choice.
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  • backobacko Posts: 167
    Dont forogt some places let you "top up" your voucher if you find a bike higher than the £1k

    I bought a cannondale supersix before xmas paying a couple of hundred on top of the £1k voucher....the bikes was reduced from £1800 so not a bad deal at all considering the sale price and tax advantages
  • Try Merlin - Sensa Trentino Pro - mix of Ultegra + 105 with Mavic aksium wheels :D

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/b ... -2013.html
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    I think it is best to define what is best first. The needs of a bike for commuting are different for one used for club riding. I would not want to commute on a Defy but sunday club rides on one would be fine.

    So what do you want the bike for OP? If its for commuting and all weather rding I would suggest a bike with proper mudguard mounts like the Tifosi CK7. Tough relaible wheels, rack mounts as standard, full length SKS mudgaurds as standard. If you do get one ask the dealer to fit a different crankset as the Miche crankset require a proprietry BB. A campag veloce crankset will do the job but if you don't want PT BB's then maybe a FSA crankset is a good option. Something with a readily available BB is a good idea!

    Of course there are other options but what are your requirements.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
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