Best buy for £800 ??

coolboarder
coolboarder Posts: 149
edited August 2014 in Road buying advice
Ive recently switched back to the road scene from mtb and need advise please which is the best buy for my 800 notes? Im out of touch with spec but my preferences are internal cables from the brake levers, internal cable routing in the frame and carbon forks. My frame size is 54cm. I would like to buy 0% interest so would imagine it needs to be from an online store. Im guessing the brake levers i want might be a bit much under £800 ??
Ive been on a large online website and quite like the look of the Focus Culebro SL 3.0 T 2014 but probably dont really need the tripple chain set. Ive not heard of Focus before so have no idea if there any good.
I wont be time trialing, racing or touring just the occasional day ride and commute.I dont mind which brand so all suggestions, tips, comments etc are welcome.

Thanks in advance Rob.

Comments

  • The Focus look ok for the money- pretty much all Tiagra.
    Sigma have it on sale at the moment: http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Focus/ ... 2VU4?wmp=2

    £800 gets you a Synapse Al Tiagra or a Giant Defy 1 (mostly 105 groupset).

    Out of all 3 I'd buy the Giant and upgrade the wheels and brakes over time.
    Edit: Just saw Rutland Cycles have the Defy 1 on sale for £699- bit of a no-brainer I reckon.
  • For a extra £50 this.....
    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/bike/rose-pr ... aid:745547

    New 105 5800, Ritchey Cockpit, Mavic wheels and just 7.7kg for the 57cm
  • jamin100
    jamin100 Posts: 72
    Giant defy 3 composite £800 from paulscycles
  • For a extra £50 this.....
    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/bike/rose-pr ... aid:745547

    New 105 5800, Ritchey Cockpit, Mavic wheels and just 7.7kg for the 57cm


    Where does it say 7.7kg?
  • jbike2014 wrote:
    For a extra £50 this.....
    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/bike/rose-pr ... aid:745547

    New 105 5800, Ritchey Cockpit, Mavic wheels and just 7.7kg for the 57cm


    Where does it say 7.7kg?

    Sorry my mistake the Ultegra 3000 version with upgraded wheels and post is 7.65kg in 57 and the 105 2000 version is 7.9kg in 57 ..... mind you the new 105 is only 50g heavier than the current Ultegra so it must be the Wheelset that ading the weight.
  • Thanks for the replies to my thread. Thanks to Sevendeadly I've ended up with a Giant Defy 1 with shimano 105, carbon forks and seat post for £300 off the the proper price of £1000.
    I'm well chuffed. It's been 25 years since my last descent Road bike which back then was the dogs. Campag Athena on a Columbus slx frame but this defy knocks spots off that. And while I'm on, Rutland Cycles did a fantastic job of packaging and setting the bike up. Im one very happy roady! :-)
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    Hang on a bit and wait for the sales. If you're weirdly big or small, you might pick up a bargain. Shops start binning old stock from now- Wiggle already doing it.

    PS: Ribble/Planet X do excellent value bikes that you can spec to suit yourself

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • banditvic
    banditvic Posts: 549
    Just stick some Zondas on it from Wiggle and have a top ride. :D
  • Thanks for the replies to my thread. Thanks to Sevendeadly I've ended up with a Giant Defy 1 with shimano 105, carbon forks and seat post for £300 off the the proper price of £1000.
    I'm well chuffed. It's been 25 years since my last descent Road bike which back then was the dogs. Campag Athena on a Columbus slx frame but this defy knocks spots off that. And while I'm on, Rutland Cycles did a fantastic job of packaging and setting the bike up. Im one very happy roady! :-)

    Sweet, congrats on the new bike.