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Default Road Bike - 07-15-2013, 15:18 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

I am on a hunt to get myself a new road bike.

There are few im interested in. I had cheap tesco road bike before so these already will feel like premium to me. I only do about 10 miles a day so dont see the point of buying anything super expensive.

Any cycling gurus on here?

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...Id_165710#tab2

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...-bike-ec049013
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 15:26 | posts: 2,921 | Location: Philippines

hmm, i only have a hybrid for urban assault and a Mountain bike (cross country) for trails and mountain climbs, both are cheap lelz. I think those would do if you only do moderate cycling.
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 17:41 | posts: 720 | Location: NY

I only have a mountain bike right now and it's a killer on the road. That Butler one looks pretty good for the money. If you did want to go with a hybrid for the versatility, this one looks good:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...-bike-ec044202
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 19:03 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

I fancy a road bike again, not sure about hybrid. The one from halfods looks good and good price,but not sure about halfords and bikes to be honest!
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 19:06 | posts: 1,065 | Location: North Wales

300 is not expensive to you?

wow.

I would not spend no more than 100-150 on a new bike if I was going to use it everyday.

But I have a motorbike that i spent 600 buying so cant talk really lol :p
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 19:11 | posts: 720 | Location: NY

This is one area that the UK and US have none of the same brands
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 19:35 | posts: 5,270 | Location: FLA,USA

Are Giant bikes avalible in the UK as I can assure you of their quality and decent price although I prefer fixed gear not 10 speed.
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 21:29 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

Apparently 300 for a road bike is cheap, but good for entry level.

Giant is available, but they are quite expensive, starting from about 500. I could get finance but thats a pain!
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 21:50 | posts: 5,270 | Location: FLA,USA

For 300 your probably going to end up with a steel frame and crappier derailers/crankset. I'd say motobecane but they are higher priced as well. You could always get ahold of an old frame from a garage sale and put your own derailers, crankset, gearset, and wheels on it.

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Default 07-15-2013, 22:15 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

I went for the one from halfords. Its 280. My cheap tesco one lasted me a year until i had an accident. It cost me 130 If this one is crap i can always take it back!
   
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Default 07-15-2013, 23:20 | posts: 5,270 | Location: FLA,USA

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I went for the one from halfords. Its 280. My cheap tesco one lasted me a year until i had an accident. It cost me 130 If this one is crap i can always take it back!
Don't look too bad at all for the money if it turns out to be a good frame you can always up grade key parts. I've got a Giant Bowrey myself and have the seat post, fork, and replaced the "bull-horns" with a 1 inch riser bar all carbon and that made the ride alot mor comfortable.
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 00:46 | posts: 740 | Location: Manchester, UK

urm... delete?

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Default 07-16-2013, 00:50 | posts: 740 | Location: Manchester, UK

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Apparently 300 for a road bike is cheap, but good for entry level.

Giant is available, but they are quite expensive, starting from about 500. I could get finance but thats a pain!
Do you work at a company on a cycle to work scheme? It is worth checking out.

Giant have their own official shops in a few towns nationwide. I had to catch a train to Liverpool from Manchester to pick mine up on a cycle to work scheme.



And if you want to get your music on then buy yourself a Minoura extender bracket and stick a couple of X-Mini speakers on it. Connect it to your mobile phone and you'll have ten hours of charge by a USB cable. I love my bike. And you should too. Give Halfords and every other mainstream retailer a wide berth to find the bike that does YOU proud.



And yes, it's on stilts. There is a handlebar extender bracket because I am six foot four. And frame sizes nowadays are made for the average sized guy and I mean no offence. Kind of like airplane seating. Also that is a 120db air horn on the handlebars. Cycling into and around a city centre can sometimes be hard so give as good as you get. Only 27 and worth every penny.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=20105

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Default 07-16-2013, 01:55 | posts: 5,270 | Location: FLA,USA

^Looks like you got a medium frame should have gone for the large frame as I did (I'm only 6' but have long arms and legs 6'4" wingspan) you may have had to special order that though.



This is my baby haven't had a chance to go riding in a while. Can't ride to work as it's 18 miles to work and I'm not biking over one of the longest suspension bridges in the world with the drivers we have in Florida.
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 03:26 | posts: 2,921 | Location: Philippines

so this gonna be bike thread now? noticed thattheres no road bike or mountain bike thread in g3d
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 06:04 | posts: 6,801 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

I liked the second bike you posted, the Claud Butler Criterium 2013.
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 09:42 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

They dont do cycle to work scheme at my work Well i am picking it tonight so will give a feedback tomorrow.

Cant wait to get back on the bike, driving to work is a pain!
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 09:56 | posts: 6,801 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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Cant wait to get back on the bike, driving to work is a pain!
Take the bus or the tube.
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 10:03 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

Dont have tube in Bristol and buses are really bad here too, the worst service compare to the rest of the cities ive been to in UK.
   
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Default 07-16-2013, 14:34 | posts: 720 | Location: NY

Speaking of biking, on I drank about 11 Sam Adam's Summer ales Saturday night but I wasn't really hungover Sunday morning. Went out mountain biking, pedaled up this massive hill, got to the woods sweating my brains out, suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Collapsed and barfed. Had to wait for someone to pick us up. I could barely walk. Good times!
   
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Default 07-17-2013, 05:51 | posts: 6,801 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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Dont have tube in Bristol and buses are really bad here too, the worst service compare to the rest of the cities ive been to in UK.
Dam, move back to London with the rest of us animals.
   
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Default 07-17-2013, 09:11 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

Dont like London

Anyway Zelos is pretty good for the price. Feels solid, pretty light (4kg less that my old one). Cycled to work this morning. It was pretty good, gear changing is smooth makes it easier to climb. Overall pretty happy.

But makes you wonder if this feels so good how do more expensive bikes feel?!
   
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Default 07-17-2013, 10:15 | posts: 238 | Location: Oslo

go to wiggle.co.uk

I buy all my parts from there even after leaving the country. Still the best site and most helpful staff around. Not to mention my discount I get now I have bought so much from them.
   
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Default 07-17-2013, 11:09 | posts: 3,411 | Location: Bristol, UK

I was looking at that site. Tempted to sign up for this so i can get discounts and stuff. Not sure if its worth it tho.
   
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