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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby towser44 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 17:13 pm

Just ordered a pair of these from CycleSurgery. GIRO Empire E70 knit for 99 of your English pounds. Still seem to be around the 140 plus price at Tredz, CRC, Evans et al

https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/giro-men ... olour=3451

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby J_MCD » Wed Aug 07, 2019 09:50 am

towser44 wrote:Just ordered a pair of these from CycleSurgery. GIRO Empire E70 knit for 99 of your English pounds. Still seem to be around the 140 plus price at Tredz, CRC, Evans et al

https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/giro-men ... olour=3451


Anyone have these and have any opinions about them. I'm quite tempted.

Also, how is Giro sizing, I usually wear Northwave which come up a little small.
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Postby Poptart242 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 09:58 am

I wear a 43 in Shimano, Giro, Fizik and found the 43 in Northwave a little too big, if that helps.

Empires in general are the best shoes I've ever worn. Brilliant sole, adjustable foot beds and laces just work brilliantly for a perfect fit. I've never had to re-tie on a ride.

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Postby Galatzo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 13:51 pm

I've just bagged a Ultegra R8050 Groupset for £850 and got cashback too :shock: :D :shock: :D
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby W12 lad » Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:03 pm

Galatzo wrote:I've just bagged a Ultegra R8050 Groupset for £850 and got cashback too :shock: :D :shock: :D
https://www.evanscycles.com/bike-compon ... ce_inc_vat


Good spot.

Bought.

Anyone want to swap a brand new Ultegra 8000 52/36 170mm chainset for a 50/34 170 or 172.5?
Or I would be happy to just swap the rings?

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Postby itboffin » Wed Aug 07, 2019 21:51 pm

try the 52/36 you might be surprised how good that combo is, paired with a 30 or 32 cassette is a winner
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby Daniel B » Thu Aug 08, 2019 05:06 am

itboffin wrote:try the 52/36 you might be surprised how good that combo is, paired with a 30 or 32 cassette is a winner


Agreed.

I'm not powerful, but get on very well with a 52\36 & a 53\36, both with an 11-28 cassette on the back.
I generally like to spin, and enjoy hills.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby W12 lad » Thu Aug 08, 2019 07:29 am

Daniel B wrote:
itboffin wrote:try the 52/36 you might be surprised how good that combo is, paired with a 30 or 32 cassette is a winner


Agreed.

I'm not powerful, but get on very well with a 52\36 & a 53\36, both with an 11-28 cassette on the back.
I generally like to spin, and enjoy hills.


Nah, I'm a spinner.
I have many bikes, chainsets ranging from 50/34, 46/34 and one with 46/30. Most with 11-32 cassettes.
My average cadence is mostly around 100 and I like long hilly rides.
I never feel undergeared on the big ring and still, very occasionally want for a lower gear uphill if I'm tired or just want to spin.
Yes, I "could get up anything" with larger gears and working harder but why would I bother? I have plenty of larger gears that can be used when I want to push myself uphill.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby Joe Totale » Thu Aug 08, 2019 09:19 am

W12 lad wrote:
Daniel B wrote:
itboffin wrote:try the 52/36 you might be surprised how good that combo is, paired with a 30 or 32 cassette is a winner


Agreed.

I'm not powerful, but get on very well with a 52\36 & a 53\36, both with an 11-28 cassette on the back.
I generally like to spin, and enjoy hills.


Nah, I'm a spinner.
I have many bikes, chainsets ranging from 50/34, 46/34 and one with 46/30. Most with 11-32 cassettes.
My average cadence is mostly around 100 and I like long hilly rides.
I never feel undergeared on the big ring and still, very occasionally want for a lower gear uphill if I'm tired or just want to spin.
Yes, I "could get up anything" with larger gears and working harder but why would I bother? I have plenty of larger gears that can be used when I want to push myself uphill.


I'm a spinner at around 100rpm and I'd never go back from 52/36 to 50/34. An Ultegra long cage will take an 11-34 cassette which means nearly 1:1 gearing which will spin you up anything.

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby bendip » Thu Aug 08, 2019 13:28 pm

older version of the rubino pro (no graphene) ..2 for £20.49 in 25mm.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubin ... ack-tyres/
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby Daniel B » Thu Aug 08, 2019 21:32 pm

This IS a bargain. Scott Addict 30 - ok, so only 10 spd Tiagra, BUT look at the frame!

£1600 down to £800. 52 & 54 in stock.

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https://www.startfitness.co.uk/scott-2018-addict-30-mens-road-bike-black-265354.html
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Postby itboffin » Thu Aug 08, 2019 23:46 pm

W12 lad wrote:
Daniel B wrote:
itboffin wrote:try the 52/36 you might be surprised how good that combo is, paired with a 30 or 32 cassette is a winner


Agreed.

I'm not powerful, but get on very well with a 52\36 & a 53\36, both with an 11-28 cassette on the back.
I generally like to spin, and enjoy hills.


Nah, I'm a spinner.
I have many bikes, chainsets ranging from 50/34, 46/34 and one with 46/30. Most with 11-32 cassettes.
My average cadence is mostly around 100 and I like long hilly rides.
I never feel undergeared on the big ring and still, very occasionally want for a lower gear uphill if I'm tired or just want to spin.
Yes, I "could get up anything" with larger gears and working harder but why would I bother? I have plenty of larger gears that can be used when I want to push myself uphill.


100 rpm :shock: feck that has me blowing out my ars* on the turbo, my road test ride earlier in the week was 65-70 rpm in the 52 and almost 80 in the 36, which makes my climbing better and i'm not that bad already at climbing, so i need to up shift on the 52 and match the 80 rpm for full sweet spot.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby pedrito » Fri Aug 09, 2019 15:06 pm

Not sure where to ask this, having trouble locating a Sram rival 1x groupset at a reasonable price, any pointers would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby londoncommuter » Fri Aug 09, 2019 17:20 pm

Daniel B wrote:This IS a bargain. Scott Addict 30 - ok, so only 10 spd Tiagra, BUT look at the frame!

£1600 down to £800. 52 & 54 in stock.

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https://www.startfitness.co.uk/scott-2018-addict-30-mens-road-bike-black-265354.html


Has anyone got any (polite) thoughts on these cheap Modas for commuting?

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... mod67.html

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... od443.html

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... odrub.html

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby k1875 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 08:00 am

londoncommuter wrote:
Daniel B wrote:This IS a bargain. Scott Addict 30 - ok, so only 10 spd Tiagra, BUT look at the frame!

£1600 down to £800. 52 & 54 in stock.

Image

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/scott-2018-addict-30-mens-road-bike-black-265354.html


Has anyone got any (polite) thoughts on these cheap Modas for commuting?

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... mod67.html

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... od443.html

https://www.startfitness.co.uk/cycle/bi ... odrub.html


Get the first one, if any. I haven't personally used Microshift gear but have seen plenty of comments along the lines of "does the job", "perfectly OK". What I've never seen is anyone arguing that it's better than the SRAM/Shimano equivalent.

You'd want to clarify the full spec as the listing is pretty short on details. Which wheelset does it come with as the listing mentions the American Classics and the V sprints. Likewise, how much of the groupset is Apex and what are the bits that aren't?

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby Daniel B » Sat Aug 10, 2019 19:23 pm

I would agree on the Apex Bolero - the last one looks the 'nicest' but you are after a commuter, so I assume want mudguards.

They appear, without any indepth checking, to be on a similar par with Decathlon biked, so you might want to check them out too.
Also, I gather Go Outdoors run with a very well rated line up of mountain bikes, and I think they might be starting with road bikes too, so probably worth a look.

EDIT: Having had a brief look at Go Outdoors and Decathlon, the most they can muster it would seem is 8 spd rear cassettes, where as this one is 10spd, so much more modern, and consequently a bigger closer range of gears.
If you stick one in your basket, and leave it there for a few days, they sometimes send you a 5% discount code, although whether they would do it for something of such high value I am not sure, and whether you would want to risk it going out of stock in your size too.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby TGOTB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am

pedrito wrote:Not sure where to ask this, having trouble locating a Sram rival 1x groupset at a reasonable price, any pointers would be greatly appreciated

Here's the setup I have on no less than 4 CX bikes (mine and my daughters)
- Cheap used 2x10 shifters (Red, Force, Rival, Apex according to preference)
- Remove shift lever and internal gubbins from left shifter (10 mins job, reversible, plenty of instructions online)
- MTB clutch mech (I use X9 type 2, but you can go up/down the range as preferred)
Job done. Also works with 10-speed hydraulic (S700) shifters. Never investigated whether it works with 11 speed, but I suspect it would.
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby NitrousOxide » Wed Aug 14, 2019 15:26 pm

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-rs ... 89846.html

£200 for the pair, or £180 if you have 200 reward points.

If https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-5 ... 54421.html is flat mount, could be a nice brake upgrade.

Few other sale items https://bikes.merlincycles.com//search? ... 13bca38e4e
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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby apreading » Wed Aug 14, 2019 18:27 pm

NitrousOxide wrote:https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-rs505-hydraulic-disc-brake-set-stis-rs505-flat-mount-calipers-11-speed-89846.html

£200 for the pair, or £180 if you have 200 reward points.

If https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-5 ... 54421.html is flat mount, could be a nice brake upgrade.

Few other sale items https://bikes.merlincycles.com//search? ... 13bca38e4e


The Castelli LW bibtights are a fabulous buy at those prices!

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Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Postby redvee » Thu Aug 15, 2019 00:44 am

NitrousOxide wrote:
If https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-5 ... 54421.html is flat mount, could be a nice brake upgrade.


Not according to the pics on the site it isn't

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