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New to the forum, Buying help needed please

rajsol3000rajsol3000 Posts: 2
edited October 2018 in Road buying advice
Hi folks, just wondering if i could get some help and advice. My commuter bike was stolen a few weeks ago, it was a B-TWIN Triban 520, my first road bike, it was great and managed the 20 mile commute with no problems. i got the cost of the bike back after it was nicked, luckily it was my bosses fault and he paid for it. Anyway i am able to get a new bike on the cycle2work scheme, so i think i can get a bike with a value up to £1000, ive been in to cycle surgery and they are pushing the specialised allez elite 2018, I just wanted to know if you guys think this is the best bike for the money i can get on this scheme or if you have any other recommendations. Thanks.
BTW i will be using it for the commute, some longer rides and a triathlon next year. :D:D:D

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,481
    The Allez is a nice bike but I hate paying for the name. I would get another BTwin as you get better VFM. If want something at the top end of budget look at Planet X,s offerings.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333
    People seem keen on the new Boardman Carbon road bike that's under a grand.
    It's got mudguard mounts unlike the 2018 Allez so can be a 4 season bike, ideal for commuting.
    The frame is supposed to be great and would upgrade nicely over time into a nice bike:

    https://road.cc/content/review/245557-b ... -89-carbon
  • hairy_boyhairy_boy Posts: 345
    Pauls Cycles take Cycle2Work scheme vouchers, they have a very nice Merida Scultura 500 Disc available in 52cm, 54cm and 56cm.
    Discounted from £1600 to £999
    It has Ultegra 11 speed gearing and comes with Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes.
    https://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p76 ... -DISC-2017

    Not sure about mudguard mounting points, check that if you need mudguards for the commute.
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