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New road disc bike via cyclescheme.co.uk voucher?

steviemidnightsteviemidnight Posts: 51
edited June 2019 in Commuting chat
I'm looking for a new comuter - daily 40mile round trip not that i do it daily i might add.
Unfortunatly i jumped ahead and requested a £1000 voucher from work but i'm now struggling to find something i like in my Size (Small, XS 480-510mm Seat tube length) that meets my requirements.
Road bike under £1500 closer to 1k ideally
Disc Brakes - idealy hyrdo
Not too heavy
I was looking at Planet X but they nolonger accept the vouchers.

Happy to build a bike and will likely swap out parts to make it lighter
Looking at a Ribble
Merlin ROC Disc 105 Road Bike
Ribble R782 Disc

Anyone seen any bargains or any recomendations

Thanks in advance

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  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,018
    Pinnacle Arkose D1 from evans?

    https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-ar ... e-EV339947
    Their small has a Seat Tube 480mm , medium is 510mm.
    Hydraulic disc braked, 4700, mudguard and pannier rack mounts?
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  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333
    Triban RC520 would leave you with plenty of change for bits and bobs.
    Another option would be a Dolan RDX, I've had a Dolan in the past and they're good. There's a great level of customisation available.

    As you'll be getting a disc brake bike which will probably be alloy or steel it'll never be that light.
  • Sorry I can't get the seat tube size but how about an Orro Terra Gravel?
    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Orro-Terra-Gra ... 102923.htm
    Frame dimensions here:
    https://www.orrobikes.com/shop/terra-gr ... isc-brakes

    Actually, maybe the Ridgeback Ramble would be a better bet?
    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Ridgeback-Ramb ... 113887.htm
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  • condormancondorman Posts: 811
    Not sure if you can wait but would be worth doing with the proposed increased limit - https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/cycle-to-work-scheme-any-price
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  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Joe Totale wrote:
    Another option would be a Dolan RDX, I've had a Dolan in the past and they're good. There's a great level of customisation available.
    Very happy with my Dolan RDX, self built from frameset.

    Been getting a lot of usage this week, it doesn't suffer much in the comparison to my carbon 'summer' bikes.
  • condorman wrote:
    Not sure if you can wait but would be worth doing with the proposed increased limit - [url]<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/cycle-to-work-scheme-any-price</span>[/url]
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    Thanks for highlighting this. I rang up but unfortunately my employer doesn't allow cancelations and a such I would not be able to increase the limit. That said I did learn that the expiry on the certificate is not valid and the certificate does not expire, just that your employer will start taking the money whether used or not.

    Some very good ideas i had ot come across in my own searches. Thanks
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    I got a Vitus Sentier last year on cyclescheme from Wiggle. It's lovely.

    I've knocked commuting on the head though...
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
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