Full Carbon Fibre bike with branded components for £399.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Ok I can already see you hovering over the COLD button, but let me explain why I think this is a good deal.

1.It's a full carbon framed bike for under £400!
2. Frame is made by liyang who have been making frames since 1968 and also make Mekk bikes
3. Weighs in at a respectable 9kg
4. Branded components..ok not top of the range , but shimano , kenda etc.
5. excellent reviews
6. This was actually showing at £1300 on amazon a year ago, but has been £799 and £599 genuinely.
7. Argos , good availability and locality for pick up

So you are getting a carbon frame from a known manufacturer with ok branded components.

Now I know the BSO brigade will chuckle at the non cycling expert descriptions on Argos with things like "rigid suspension" etc. Oh and the sizing doesn't make sense, a 22" frame would never fit a 24" inside leg, more like 30" - 33".But the cheapest carbon alternative is about £800 at the moment so you pays your money.....
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#1
Seems good to me great bike to add components to
#2
http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/3324518_R_Z001A_UC1311224?$TMB$&wid=312&hei=312http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/3324518_R_Z001A_UC1323111?$TMB$&wid=312&hei=312http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/3324518_R_Z001A_UC1441653?$TMB$&wid=312&hei=312
#3
looks good. i had shimano sora components on my old bike, never let me down! just check the wheel bearings etc are OK before riding as cheap bikes often skimp on grease!
#4
it does sound like a good deal just wish I could afford it
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#5
heat added cos of all ur research n hard work explanin op ;)
#6
I had a look at one of these in a clearance bargains shop, bottom bracket flexes all over the shop, stay well clear.
2 Likes #7
Good aluminium frame > cheap carbon fibre frame.
1 Like #8
Good wheels, components, reasonable finishing kit, but the frame is such a let down.
Not a bad deal, but at this price, spend less on a better aluminium bike, or jump up to a decent carbon for a couple hundred more...
No vote from me.
#9
Its cheap and not too bad components,but honestly for this money would be much better off with a decent alu bike,not voting either as its not a bad deal,just my opinion
#10
kramer2088
... liyang who have been making frames since 1968 ..

It's taking them a long time :{
#11
pintoouk
Good aluminium frame > cheap carbon fibre frame.
this is so true. there are different grades of carbon as well as frame design that affects them, some flex and wobble really bad.
#12
You can actually get it cheaper by another £100 at their bargain crazy outlets
if you dont mind a few scratches on the frame ..just saying!
1 Like #13
my aluminium road bike weighs less than this ....
#14
Do Claude Butler do carbon bikes?
#15
At this price you get more for your money with Aluminium, the most important part of the set up is the frame and I wouldn't have any confidence in this.

Save yourself a couple of hundred quid and get a Aluminium frame set up with roughly the same component level from a decent brand.

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