New Sportive Bike for around £2000

baileyjb
baileyjb Posts: 41
edited January 2014 in Road buying advice
Hi
My Cannondale CX bike has been written off in an accident. I used it mainly for road rather that actual cx so thinking of replacing with a full road bike. I have around £2000 to spend and not sure what bike to go for. Prefer the sportive set up. Have ridden the Bianchi Infinito and like the smooth ride but think it's out of my price range. Today saw a Mekk Poggio 3.5 at below £2k and was tempted buy the Di2 gears. In the same shop was a Colnago AC-R 105 at £2k. Friends say this is a better bike. I have noticed that the giant defy advance always gets good reviews. Anyone have any advice? Or other suggestions.

Thanks

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  • rafletcher
    rafletcher Posts: 1,235
    Check out Trek Domane offerings
  • +1 for Domane, Specialized Roubaix or BMC Granfondo are both stupidly nice bikes to ride as well
  • Father Faff
    Father Faff Posts: 1,176
    The Colnago gets excellent reviews. Proper sizing is important too.
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  • Father Faff
    Father Faff Posts: 1,176
    Is the AC-R a "sportive" bike though? The Colnago CLX 3.0 also gets good reviews but might be outside your price range.
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  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Planet X RT58, upgrade the wheels job done and you will have change in your pocket?
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  • t4tomo
    t4tomo Posts: 2,643
    baileyjb wrote:
    Hi
    Have ridden the Bianchi Infinito and like the smooth ride but think it's out of my price range. Thanks

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/category/972/Bianchi_Road_Bikes maybe not if you are OK with a 2013 or 2012 model (the 2012 105 model is very tempting price if your are the right size). What was the infinito is now the Intenso anyway for 2014 and the Infinito CV is brand new and much higher spec frame and price. so if was an old model Infinito you rode your are looking at last years model anyway.
    Bianchi Infinito CV
    Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Ultegra
    Brompton S Type
    Carrera Vengeance Ultimate Ltd
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  • foggybike
    foggybike Posts: 160
    Have you considered a Wilier GTR?

    http://www.wilierbikes.co.uk/2014/produ ... cf77260702

    £2200 for Ultegra from Winstanleys or £1800 for the 105, plus some cash left over for some decent wheels.

    I got mine last year and love it!
  • Depends what you mean by sportive bike? Usually that's taken to mean a comfort bike such as the Trek Domane or Scott CR1, as opposed to a full on race bike like a Madone etc.

    Anyway for that budget I would get a Domane 4.5
  • http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/category/972/Bianchi_Road_Bikes maybe not if you are OK with a 2013 or 2012 model (the 2012 105 model is very tempting price if your are the right size). What was the infinito is now the Intenso anyway for 2014 and the Infinito CV is brand new and much higher spec frame and price. so if was an old model Infinito you rode your are looking at last years model anyway.[/quote]


    Thanks, I have considered an older Bianchi Infinito but was told that they had a different carbon(not the current antivibration technoligy) and so are not as smooth. Is this not the case?
  • Depends what you mean by sportive bike? Usually that's taken to mean a comfort bike such as the Trek Domane or Scott CR1, as opposed to a full on race bike like a Madone etc.

    Anyway for that budget I would get a Domane 4.5


    My meaning for Sportive is the slighly more relaxed riding position that you get on bikes like say the Domane rather than the out right race position you can get on some bikes. (I am getting old :D )