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Good quality road bike on a budget?

steveuk Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Can anyone suggest a road bike that is good value for money (less than £200)?? Will be used mostly for weekend bike riding. Any suggestions?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
I take it you mean a pedal bike and not motorbike for that money?
#2
Cheapest at Halfords is this http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_712161_langId_-1_categoryId_165710 and evans have this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/raleigh/airlite-100-2009-road-bike-ec018978 for £289 (their cheapest). Reckon you will be struggling for a road bike under £200, especially one of decent quality. I have a hybrid (cross between mountain bike and road bike) and it is great for weekend riding. Remember road bikes can have quite uncomfortable riding positions to maximise aerodynamics.

Best bet I reckon would be second hand.
#3
stefor
I take it you mean a pedal bike and not motorbike for that money?


yeh sorry!! :oops:
#4
stewby
Cheapest at Halfords is this http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_712161_langId_-1_categoryId_165710 and evans have this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/raleigh/airlite-100-2009-road-bike-ec018978 for £289 (their cheapest). Reckon you will be struggling for a road bike under £200. I have a hybrid (cross between mountain bike and road bike) and it is great for weekend riding. Remember road bikes can have quite uncomfortable riding positions to maximise aerodynamics.


im going for a road bike as I mite consider entering a few time trials when i'm fit again, but I see your point!! :thumbsup:
#5
steveuk
im going for a road bike as I mite consider entering a few time trials when i'm fit again, but I see your point!! :thumbsup:


Then I would think second hand is the only way to go under £200. Anything you get new for less than £200 is liable to be so heavy that you would be ******ed in the TT anyway. Or does your employer do the cycle to work scheme? Then you would have a bigger budget.
#6
stewby
Then I would think second hand is the only way to go under £200. Anything you get new for less than £200 is liable to be so heavy that you would be ******ed in the TT anyway. Or does your employer do the cycle to work scheme? Then you would have a bigger budget.


work on a seasonal contract at asda??
#7
steveuk
work on a seasonal contract at asda??


Ask your HR person. Not sure on all the rules and stuff aound it by I know people who got £400 bikes for half that price as the employer pays the balance.
#8
This gives good details of the ride 2 work scheme - includes a calculator for how much you would save

it means you can get a decent bike for approx. 1/2 price and pay it back out of your salary once a month!

if your employer doesn't do it alredy ask them - this has happened at my company and in these recession times our HR dept thought it was a good idea to give something to the employees that benefited them, whilst not costing the company - win:win (as they used to say in management circles!)

http://www.evanscycles.com/ride2work

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