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Sportive bike for under £1500?

roubaixtomroubaixtom Posts: 316
edited October 2014 in Road buying advice
Hi,

I currently ride a 2011 Roubaix in size 54cm frame. I am looking to upgrade as for some reason i don't find the roubaix geometry as inspiring as my old tarmac. Saying that i don't want geometry like the tarmac again as i am very inflexible. I often do century rides at the weekends including sportives and for some reason get a very sore neck after around 100k.Im doing the Wiggle Dragon tour and the Haute Route next summer so i need something capable.

I have a few bikes in mind, Canyon Endurance CF, Cannondale synapse, Giant Defy, OR another, newer Roubaix.

Any advice would be great

Thanks

Tom

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  • Philly8mtPhilly8mt Posts: 552
    There's a new magazine out this month called "Bikes Etc" from the "Cyclist" lot and they test "£1400 Carbon bikes"

    The Canyon Endurance CF 8.0 takes it ... Very impressed with it ... "Canyon has produced a bona fide winner","offering a classy frame with an incredible spec for the price".

    May be worth a read ...
    Still thinking of something clever to say!
  • Brian BBrian B Posts: 2,071
    How about Rose bikes? Here are a few of their selection under £1500 for Carbon frames but there are other frames to pick from. I have a Aluminium Rose Pro SL 3000 on order as my bad weather/training bike and have been very impressed with customer service so far.

    There is the options of different frame colours and the rest of the spec can also be changed easily.

    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/products/bik ... /xeon-csl/

    The kit on their bikes is all good and the groupsets are complete and don't try to save money like other by putting in a FSA crank or other hidden censored .
    Brian B.
  • Whats the differences between all these new models? Is it just handlebar stem seat post and wheels??

    Amazing value, £1400 for full Ultegra
  • sophidogsophidog Posts: 180
    there is a Compare facility on the site. Just select the models you're interested in & it makes the process easy. Am going for the CGF3000 with Ksyrium Elite S early next year; great value. Just have a read at the test reports done by the magazines on the site..
    Road: Rose CDX-3000 Cannondale CAADX 105 2011
    Turbo: Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike(Y2K)
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Have seen that Moda are doing their Molto with matching blue Ksyrium's and 105 groupo for £1500. Just a matter of finding one of their dealers.

    http://www.moda-bikes.com/portfolioentry/molto/

    There's also the Dolan l'Etape with Ultegra for £1300 - http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bi ... -6800.html .

    Personally, I like the idea of straying away from the big brands for the smaller ones that I won't always see out on the roads! :)
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  • sophidogsophidog Posts: 180
    JSCL wrote:
    Have seen that Moda are doing their Molto with matching blue Ksyrium's and 105 groupo for £1500. Just a matter of finding one of their dealers.

    http://www.moda-bikes.com/portfolioentry/molto/

    There's also the Dolan l'Etape with Ultegra for £1300 - http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bi ... -6800.html .

    Personally, I like the idea of straying away from the big brands for the smaller ones that I won't always see out on the roads! :)

    the Moda link shows American Classic wheels and the 105 for the same money as Ultegra?
    Road: Rose CDX-3000 Cannondale CAADX 105 2011
    Turbo: Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike(Y2K)
  • Brian BBrian B Posts: 2,071
    Roubaixtom wrote:
    Whats the differences between all these new models? Is it just handlebar stem seat post and wheels??

    Amazing value, £1400 for full Ultegra


    Frame is the same and the main difference is the group set. My alu bike build cost £1100 in total and has full Ultegra 6800 11speed and ritchey finishing kit and cockpit. Rose bikes got a good reviews in cycling plus bike of the year award and this was what put me onto to them.
    Brian B.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    sophidog wrote:
    JSCL wrote:
    Have seen that Moda are doing their Molto with matching blue Ksyrium's and 105 groupo for £1500. Just a matter of finding one of their dealers.

    http://www.moda-bikes.com/portfolioentry/molto/

    There's also the Dolan l'Etape with Ultegra for £1300 - http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bi ... -6800.html .

    Personally, I like the idea of straying away from the big brands for the smaller ones that I won't always see out on the roads! :)

    the Moda link shows American Classic wheels and the 105 for the same money as Ultegra?
    Link shoes AM Classic wheels with SRAM for £1999. But they have a stock of 105 builds with matching blue Ksyrium wheels at £1500.
    Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/scalesjason - All posts are strictly my personal view.
  • sophidogsophidog Posts: 180
    thanks for the heads-up JSCL, didn't get that far into their site. One of the test review links on the Dolan website mentions how solid the rear triangle is, wouldn't have thought that would be good for sportive. Other review contradicted though....
    Road: Rose CDX-3000 Cannondale CAADX 105 2011
    Turbo: Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike(Y2K)
  • Sharky999Sharky999 Posts: 103
    +1 for the Dolan etape, i bought a frame and built it up myself, comfortable and quick.
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