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New Road Bike Advice Needed

nanas1nanas1 Posts: 50
edited September 2013 in Road buying advice
I am looking to upgrade from my Scott Speedster 50 to a higher spec bike and want so advice on what you guys think.
I am not looking to spend more than £1500 and have seen a couple online that I like the look and spec of.

Felt AR5 105 from Wiggle
Hoy Colobra 04 from Evans Cycles
or a custom built Ribble Bike yet to be spec(ed)

Advice please before I take the plunge

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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    Unless you specifically want an alu frame forget the Hoy, but otherwise for that money there are loads to choose from as well as the others you have selected. IMO there is nothing wrong with your selections but ideally you should try and ride them which I know is not always possible. Good luck.
  • The testing is an Issue as being located in the NE corner of Scotland, there are no main dealers anywhere near, ideally I want something with good crankset etc and most likely a carbon frame n fork. I am just away to try to build on the the Ribble website to see how it pans out.
    But again, If you guys can recommend anything, I'd be happy to have a look at it.
  • Planet X...?

    Never ridden one but a friend raves about his. Although another friend owns 3 Ribbles and wouldn't dream of buying another make.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,426
    Planet X...?
    ^^I would second this, Planet X Pro Carbon very good vfm, I ride one and so does a riding partner of mine, really responsive bike. Look at the sizing guide it recommended a small frame for me and when I called in to try one it fitted fine.
  • northpolenorthpole Posts: 1,499
    If you aren't able to get to look at the models you are considering, I would definitely consider Ribble, Planet X and also have a look at the Canyon website - they can offer some great all round packages delivered to your door.

    Peter
  • You have not mentioned the type of riding you are doing. Racing, sportives, club rides, training all weather riding including the depths of winter/heavy rain e.t.c. All of this should infulance the bike you go for.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • Basically when I am home from offshore, I ride 40 odd miles on different routes every other day, have done a few cycle challenges towards the end of the year and am hoping to focus on sportives / charity rides next year
  • nanas1 wrote:
    Basically when I am home from offshore, I ride 40 odd miles on different routes every other day, have done a few cycle challenges towards the end of the year and am hoping to focus on sportives / charity rides next year

    This - http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBP ... _road_bike

    or if you want a updated frame and a bit more This - http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBP ... _road_bike

    or some of these - http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/c ... &offset=48
  • The attached pic is what I have decided on, few minor tweeks to be had with Wheels etc
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