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First Road Bike Help

KetchyKetchy Posts: 12
edited November 2013 in Road buying advice
Hey guys I'm really struggling finding my first road bike i have a budget of about £600 would push to £700 if it was worth it. I'm going to be using the bike for commuting and fitness mainly. The current bikes I'm looking at are:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/bianchi-c2c-nirone-7-sora-2013/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f85-tiagra ... exclusive/
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 833/56806/
http://www.zeevon.com/sale/road-bike-sa ... d-bike1234
http://www.zeevon.com/sale/road-bike-sa ... d-bike1234

Any other suggestions welcome I'm also thinking for getting the 2014 secteur for comfort.

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  • dombhoydombhoy Posts: 147
    Btwin triban 7 has very good spec and good reviews for the price also mekk pinerolo from wiggle gets good reviews
  • KetchyKetchy Posts: 12
    The mekk pinerrolo don't have my size but the btwin looks nice but wouldn't i be getting a better deal with the felt for example with the sale?
  • cadseencadseen Posts: 170
    edited November 2013
    But consider the fit if you can, comfort and liking the look of the bike counts for more than a bargain.
    But I do like the felt.
  • KetchyKetchy Posts: 12
    I don't know any good local bike shops to get fitted plus I'm guessing it would cost more. Pretty neutral about the looks only bike i really like the look are the blue bianchi's
  • KetchyKetchy Posts: 12
    Bump Hi guys I went out and found some local bike shops and I landed on two bikes that i liked the Merida Ride 93 for £800 and the Focus Culebro SL 2.0 £800 they both fit pretty nice and was just wondering about other peoples opinions on these two bikes.

    Links to bikes:
    http://merida-bikes.com/en_gb/bike/2014/52/ROAD/Ride+93
    http://www.focus-bikes.com/index.php?id ... #chapter-1
  • w00dsterw00dster Posts: 880
    edited November 2013
    Have rode the Merida Ride Lite 94 quite a lot (brothers winter bike). I'm guessing this is the same frame but with Tiagra rather than 105 groupset.
    The merida is a very good ride, all depends on what geometry suits you best. I actually found the Merida more relaxed than my Domane.
    The focus looks good though and i know a lot of people who are very happy with their carbon focus rides.
  • Have a look at Sab on the Planet X site. They look really nice. What they ride like, I have no idea.
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