£4000 dream bike

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  • norvernrob
    norvernrob Posts: 1,447
    Are you bothered of it's off the peg or custom? I know a lot of people won't class anything off the peg as a dream bike no matter what it costs.

    I pretty much have my dream bike, in that I can't think of anything I'd want to change it for. Scott Foil HMX with all Ritchey carbon finishing kit, Antares carbon saddle, Sram Red, Fulcrum Zero Nite wheels (I did have Zipp 202 tubs on there that made it super light, 6.3kg with pedals and cages, it's currently 6.7kg).

    I paid £3k which was half price as it was a previous years model (realistically it was selling for around £4.8k so still a big saving). I changed the wheels and saddle, but that cost me virtually nothing after selling the stock Syncros stuff.

    Again though it's all relative, some people won't like the frame and some will just say 'nice bike', but it wouldn't be a dream bike to them. To me anything WT standard with top end kit is a dream bike, then it's all about what you like the look of.
  • cc.cycle
    cc.cycle Posts: 29
    Are you bothered of it's off the peg or custom? I know a lot of people won't class anything off the peg as a dream bike no matter what it costs.

    I pretty much have my dream bike, in that I can't think of anything I'd want to change it for. Scott Foil HMX with all Ritchey carbon finishing kit, Antares carbon saddle, Sram Red, Fulcrum Zero Nite wheels (I did have Zipp 202 tubs on there that made it super light, 6.3kg with pedals and cages, it's currently 6.7kg).

    I paid £3k which was half price as it was a previous years model (realistically it was selling for around £4.8k so still a big saving). I changed the wheels and saddle, but that cost me virtually nothing after selling the stock Syncros stuff.

    Again though it's all relative, some people won't like the frame and some will just say 'nice bike', but it wouldn't be a dream bike to them. To me anything WT standard with top end kit is a dream bike, then it's all about what you like the look of.



    See thats the kind of deal I'd be looking for really. I have a set of nice wheels so can take a bike with lacking wheels as long as the rest of the spec is pretty good. I have DA crankset too so any bikes taking a cut back providing fsa cranks can be swapped too.

    Just looking to hear if anyone saw a good deal?
  • trek_dan
    trek_dan Posts: 1,366
    Theres a few places around selling last years Orica/IAM colourway Foils and Addicts with DA for £3000. My local shop KB Cycles in Newcastle has a couple left. Big bargain if I were in the market.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Westbrook always has killer deals on Scott bikes. If you ride a 56 then this Addict is the money: http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott-addict-team-issue-road-bike-2014-p232347

    Had a couple Foils in my day and I really liked them, so you wouldn't go wrong there.

    Also worth checking Epic Cycles eBay auctions as you can sometimes grab a fantastic deal. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/epiccyclesltd
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • letap73
    letap73 Posts: 1,608
    Westbrook always has killer deals on Scott bikes. If you ride a 56 then this Addict is the money: http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott-addict-team-issue-road-bike-2014-p232347

    Had a couple Foils in my day and I really liked them, so you wouldn't go wrong there.

    Also worth checking Epic Cycles eBay auctions as you can sometimes grab a fantastic deal. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/epiccyclesltd

    +1

    EPIC cycles have amazing deals on their demo bikes (usually Cannondale, Bianchi, Look, Genesis and now Colnago) -when clearing for new stock. They give good back up - though the bikes do not usually come with full warranty. I bought a high mod evo decked with SRAM Force and Kysrium SLS wheelset for £2000 three years ago. The Scott deal from Westbrooks is as good as you get - although this is pretty good as well:

    https://www.cycledivision.co.uk/products/complete-bikes/carbon-bikes/scott-solace-10-2014-dura-ace-9000-11spd
  • cc.cycle
    cc.cycle Posts: 29
    Westbrook always has killer deals on Scott bikes. If you ride a 56 then this Addict is the money: http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott-addict-team-issue-road-bike-2014-p232347

    Had a couple Foils in my day and I really liked them, so you wouldn't go wrong there.

    Also worth checking Epic Cycles eBay auctions as you can sometimes grab a fantastic deal. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/epiccyclesltd

    +1

    EPIC cycles have amazing deals on their demo bikes (usually Cannondale, Bianchi, Look, Genesis and now Colnago) -when clearing for new stock. They give good back up - though the bikes do not usually come with full warranty. I bought a high mod evo decked with SRAM Force and Kysrium SLS wheelset for £2000 three years ago. The Scott deal from Westbrooks is as good as you get - although this is pretty good as well:

    https://www.cycledivision.co.uk/products/complete-bikes/carbon-bikes/scott-solace-10-2014-dura-ace-9000-11spd
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    I would be all over that scott if it was my size. I am normaly 52 or 54 depending on geometry :-(


    Not such a fan of the solace frame shape
  • mamil314
    mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    So much niceness in the thread yet nothing with disc brakes.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    So much niceness in the thread yet nothing with disc brakes.

    Then suggest something with disc brakes. That none are suggested isn't surprising, but best to leave that discussion in one of the other threads on the topic.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • alan_sherman
    alan_sherman Posts: 1,157
    I suggested some. Obviously too boring for this thread's tastes.
  • mamil314
    mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    I don't have a suggestion, just learning here, looking to switch form a heavy commuter. Some suggested bikes look nice and fast! This world's disc Defies, Synapses, Altamiras, Roses etc, even at 4k price bracket or higher, are not likely to be held here by such a high esteem;
  • cc.cycle
    cc.cycle Posts: 29
    I don't have a suggestion, just learning here, looking to switch form a heavy commuter. Some suggested bikes look nice and fast! This world's disc Defies, Synapses, Altamiras, Roses etc, even at 4k price bracket or higher, are not likely to be held here by such a high esteem;


    The black inc Synapse is a beuatiful machine! I need some inspiration from rose. Nothing grabs me as of yet. Although they did make that really lightweight build as I remember?