First Bike: Cannondale CAAD8 or Felt F85

redrabbit Posts: 93
edited July 2013 in Road buying advice
Hello everyone,

I'm going to take part in the Cycle 2 Work scheme - although the bike is for leisure really. I can spend up to £1000 but want to leave some money for pedals, shoes, helmet and some other items.

The Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora is £699: ... e-ec042913

The Felt 85 is £799: ... e-ec046306

I've considered other bikes (Trek 1.1, 1.2 and 1.5, Specialized Allez, Giant), but I really like these two.

I'm leaning more towards the Cannondale as it seems a good price, I'm a begginner and the reviews online seem excellent. It will also leave more money for some accessories.

Any thoughts?


  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Get a test ride on each one and buy the one that you like/fit the best.

    If that is not possiible (although I can not see why) then get the cheapest one.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • banditvic
    banditvic Posts: 549
    Pauls cycles usually cheapest for Cannondale's £839 for a 105 CAAD 8.