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Is this a fair price for a scott pro road bike

davejt_2000davejt_2000 Posts: 20
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi Guys,
Seen this road bike and was wondering if it was any good for the money?

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Aluminum frame, carbon forks. 18 speed shimano tiagra gears, 20" frame £300

Thanks

Have found the frame on Chainreactions at £300 discontinued:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=15562

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  • SproolSprool Posts: 1,022
    how old is it and how many miles has it done? that would be the determining factor.
  • davejt_2000davejt_2000 Posts: 20
    Looking online its an Scott afd pro 2004 from what I can tell online. It looks in good condition and well cared for by a loving ethusiast.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    It is a good bike but I wouldn't pay more than £250 or so for it.
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  • davejt_2000davejt_2000 Posts: 20
    ok thanks for the comments. Any further comments and thoughts welcome.

    would there be any difference in this models tiagra gearset to a bike of today tiagra? Sorry this would be my first Road Bike so looking to learn more as I go along.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Today's Tiagra is like Dura Ace from 2004 probably better
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  • davejt_2000davejt_2000 Posts: 20
    Ok thanks again Gabriel that clears that one up.

    any thoughts between these 2 bikes both currently £600 The Ridgeback Platinum 2012:
    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _2012_Bike
    Or the btwin trian 7a current £600 but looks like will soon shoot up to £750 :S
    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-7-roa ... 39802.html
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    They both look good. It all depends what kind of bike you want though... the Ridgeback has got mudguards and seems more like a workhorse whilst the btwin looks more a full racer.

    There is this one with Sora for £499 if you want something a bit cheaper. It should also be good as a starter bike.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/battaglin-s11-sora-2013/
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  • davejt_2000davejt_2000 Posts: 20
    Gabriel your a great help. Wiggle main office depot is just 5 mins from my works. I shall include that primary use for the bike is commuting 7.5 miles to work & the odd social ride on the weekends etc. If you know of any good starter bikes any suggestions would be kindly recieved.
  • pkripperpkripper Posts: 652
    the basic specialized allez is a great bike given the underlying frame quality.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Gabriel your a great help. Wiggle main office depot is just 5 mins from my works. I shall include that primary use for the bike is commuting 7.5 miles to work & the odd social ride on the weekends etc. If you know of any good starter bikes any suggestions would be kindly recieved.

    There is a cheaper with Triban with Sora for £429. That would be good too.

    I wouldn't spend too much money on a first bike. Sora or Tiagra are much of a muchness apart from one extra gear. To me that doesn't warrant spending a £150 more though as you can buy a helmet, some pedals, some shoes and some kit to get you going.

    If you really catch the bug you will want to buy a better bike down the lane anyway.

    If you intend to use the bike as a workhorse (everything) I would get a bike with mudguards or at least the possibility to get some in.
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    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
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