In case anybody else is wondering about mudguards, as I was. I fitted SKS longboards, they fitted without any problems. I got the 45mm version as have swapped my 35mm Marathon Pluses over from the old bike. I did need to do a little bending of the mounts but took very little time to do so.
I took it on its first rides yesterday and today and very impressed, it rides really well and brakes were excellent. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it. I am ~6'2" and the fit is fine, possibly need a longer stem, but I will see how I get on with the standard one, not suer I have enough cable length to just flip it.
Tangled Metal wrote:
I'm close to pushing the button on the Tiagra Argento version (I;m cheap I know). Did you lot buy online and just get it delivered? If so was it easy to get it set up and running ok? I'm not that confident with fixing things at home but not able to easily get to one of PX's shops. I am only used to buying from a physical shop where they recommend the size and sort out the fit, etc. I'm guessing these bikes come in a cardboard box with the bars turned around and wheels off. Do you have to adjust the brakes and gearing as well as turn the bars around?
I am also looking at the Pinnacle Arkose (the £700 one which has sora but full carbon forks), Does the London Road also have carbon forks (full or with alloy steerer). Also I guess th midway bolt on the forks is for a guard mount and not a low loader rack. I can't see a bike like this handling a front rack. What are the rack and guard mounting points like on this? Also will they take a normal rack or do you have to go with disc specific ones (I think if the dic brake is inboard of the stays you might get away with any rack).
So many questions, sorry. I have never bought a bike online and want the LR as it seems on paper right for me. I may chicken out in favour of a shop and the evans bike. Although Tiagra over sora is enticing.
They are carbon forks, not sure if alloy or carbon steerer though. I have a frame in an box in the garage waiting to be built up when I have time. Would like to see a few more of these "in the wild" plenty of stock pics around but not so many reviews etc yet.
Tangled Metal wrote:
That's the SRAM version. I can only afford the Tiagra "Argento" version. Silver frame only. Doesn't look as nice but suppose that might attract less attention if locked up in town.
London Road update
Washed my LR this morning , lent it up against a low wall and scratched the seat stay !
The SRAM Rival London Road road bike is down from £999 to £799 now. Ordered mine today. Zesty lime, obviously!