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How would you spend £2,666?

warrengwarreng Posts: 535
edited February 2016 in Commuting chat
Just been told by Wheelies Direct that I have this to spend as I had 2 MTBs stolen - one HT and one FS

My current herd is Sunday Best FS MTB, Sunday Best Road Bike and a singlespeed commuter

1. All on one HT
2. All on one decent road bike
3. One HT plus a new commuter bike

Normally, I have a requirement ("mmmm, I need a new road bike") and then I save money and fulfil the requirement. But this is 4rse about face

Option 1
Road Bikes
Giant Propel Advance looks great but I have a Cervelo S3 already so that seems a waste irrespective of how nice it looks
Colnago ACR Ultegra looks good

Option 2
MTB Bikes

Orbea Alma 27 M20
Cube Elite C62

Or just get bog standard Option 3

Help a brother out
2015 Cervelo S3
2016 Santa Cruz 5010
2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,160
    I suppose coke and hookers are out of the question?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
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  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    I don't bringing my wife into it is going to be very helpful
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    Pro Con
    Option 1 I prefer road bikes I already have a very nice one
    Option 2 I don't have a hardtail I have a very good FS and I really don't do enough off-road
    Option 3 The sensible choice Boring!!!!!!!!!!!
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Cannondale Slate

    We need a guinea pig, and you could pretend it's a hardtail...
    http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p83177/Cannon ... -Bike.aspx
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    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    What the buggery b0llocks is that??!!
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    WarrenG wrote:
    What the buggery b0llocks is that??!!
    Road bike geometry, 30mm travel at the front, 650c wheels with big tyres that end up same diameter as 700c with normal tyres.

    So, that could do the trails, could commute on it if need be. Wouldn't step on the toes of the full sus MTB or Cervelo.
    And you can tell us all about it :D
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    Poor thing looks very confused
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    A solution looking for a problem?

    Much like your current situation...
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    I've started looking at cyclocross bikes now. This is daft
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • What about a gravel/adventure bike (forget the silly name - a robust, disc braked, big tyre clearance go almost anywhere bike)?

    Jamis Renegade Elite
    GT Grade Ultegra

    Really pleased with mine
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBOOFATTRL ... 5-fat-bike £900 (the Bluto fork alone normally sells for £400+)

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/pin ... e-ec122230 £1000

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... ntain-bike £600

    Leaving ~£166 to spend on something like a £175 London Road olive or blue frameset with <£15 supplement http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRPXLONROD ... d-frameset
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • I'd say a decent adventure road bike too. Could be used for a light tour if needed, or off-road but not MTB rides. Winter trainer, commuter. I like titanium and it hits your price bracket...

    Kinesis tripster ATR (plus finishing kit): http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/Catalogue ... ipster-ATR
    Sabbath: http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/1767641/produ ... -bike.aspx

    Genesis Croix Der Fer Ti is over budget (£3k): http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/adv ... -de-fer-ti

    A bit more random Charge Plug: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cha ... e-ec120455

    Or if you don't like mudguards and racks and want to buy a tandem with the rest of the money: http://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/bikes/cycl ... ickenflick
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,342 Lives Here
    Does it all have to be spent at Wheelies?
    I'd blow about half on a 29er hardtail and the rest on a gravel, cross, adventure, bad weather road bike with discs.
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,178
    I think it does have to be spent at Wheelies but if it didn't then a YT Capra Carbon Fibre Pro Race
    FCN = 4
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Does it all have to be spent at Wheelies?
    I'd blow about half on a 29er hardtail and the rest on a gravel, cross, adventure, bad weather road bike with discs.

    Yes - unfortunately it does. I'm leaning towards this.
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Where's iPete to get on the Slate bandwagon...
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    It'll be like that time I was badgered into buying the Sigue Sigue Sputnik album, won't it?
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    I'd add a few quid then look at a Naim amp and a pair of PMC20-23 speakers personally.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    CiB wrote:
    I'd add a few quid then look at a Naim amp and a pair of PMC20-23 speakers personally.
    Can you buy those from Wheelies?

    Though on that note - any mileage in telling them they don't sell the bike you want and can you have the cash instead.
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    dhope wrote:
    Where's iPete to get on the Slate bandwagon...

    sorry sorry, had to do some work.

    GET THE SLATE.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Sell the Cervelo and upgrade the Sunday best?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,342 Lives Here
    dhope wrote:
    Though on that note - any mileage in telling them they don't sell the bike you want and can you have the cash instead.
    I tried that when I had my insurance payout after the Kona got nicked. I got a payment that was 10 or 20% less, can't remember which. But as proven by the bargain threads it's not difficult to get a bike with more discount that that. Probably depends on the insurance company.
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    I spoke to Wheelies this morning and said that I couldn't make up my mind so I'd prefer the cash and they referred me back to Insurance company. They were keen to get me to spend the £2,666 with them obviously - they mentioned that they could look at other brands that weren't advertised on their website like Lynskey. That's great obviously but I'd need another £2k to build the frame up!
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    WarrenG wrote:
    I spoke to Wheelies this morning and said that I couldn't make up my mind so I'd prefer the cash and they referred me back to Insurance company. They were keen to get me to spend the £2,666 with them obviously - they mentioned that they could look at other brands that weren't advertised on their website like Lynskey. That's great obviously but I'd need another £2k to build the frame up!

    Get the Slate!

    Or go to insurance company saying that Wheelies have advised that you should take the cash instead as they're unable to provide the bike you're interested in :D

    Also, get the Slate!
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    I had a moment of weakness and was honest with my wife so after some sensible, but one-sided, discussions we've decided to think long and hard about taking the money. I did show her the Slate and even she laughed. Some creative thinking is now required in order to end up with a brand new, but ultimately, pointless new bike (probably cyclocross)
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • Take the money - then buy a bike on cycle to work!
  • warrengwarreng Posts: 535
    Take the money - then buy a bike on cycle to work!

    I think we have a winner
    2015 Cervelo S3
    2016 Santa Cruz 5010
    2016 Genesis Croix de Fer
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Take the money - then buy a Cannondale Slate on cycle to work!
    Good call.

    I don't need or want one myself, but I am pretty curious about them
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,342 Lives Here
    WarrenG wrote:
    I had a moment of weakness and was honest with my wife so after some sensible, but one-sided, discussions we've decided to think long and hard about taking the money. I did show her the Slate and even she laughed. Some creative thinking is now required in order to end up with a brand new, but ultimately, pointless new bike (probably cyclocross)
    That bit really needs a facepalm emoticon.
    Take the money and cycle to work it is then. Buy something for the wife to buy her silence with some of the money, top up the cycle to work with the rest.
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