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CANNONDALE Synapse Tiagra Disc *Clearance Product 2015 £499.00 hargreaves cycles

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CANNONDALE Synapse Tiagra Disc *Clearance Product 2015 Tiagra, Disc Brakes, Carbon Fork lots of sizes in stock
pbarrie525 Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago109 Comments
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bigeuan82
I got mine yesterday, happy enough but please be aware that these are ex demo bikes. Mine has a large scratch on the top tube which has been touched up (badly) with paint and another bigger chip from the head tube. The box also had a sticker on it to say that it was ex demo and noted the scratches. I emailed them to ask if it was an ex demo bike right enough and they agreed it was but pointed out the saving from list. They did say it could be returned for a refund but to be honest I can't quite be arsed as the bike is fit for what I intend to use it for. I'm just a bit annoyed as this wasn't stated anywhere when I bought it, yes it's a decent saving form list but I'm technically not buying a new bike (it's resale will suffer from the scratches) and I never pay list anyway. I'm going to keep it as I bought it as a winter bike so I will no doubt add to the scratches but I feel they have been quite misleading in their advert. Mine also has the black forks btw.
Thats really rubbish, they shouldve been honest and said in the description. I'd give them the hairdryer down the phone and ask for an extra discount.
I got mine yesterday, happy enough but please be aware that these are ex demo bikes. Mine has a large scratch on the top tube which has been touched up (badly) with paint and another bigger chip from the head tube. The box also had a sticker on it to say that it was ex demo and noted the scratches. I emailed them to ask if it was an ex demo bike right enough and they agreed it was but pointed out the saving from list. They did say it could be returned for a refund but to be honest I can't quite be arsed as the bike is fit for what I intend to use it for. I'm just a bit annoyed as this wasn't stated anywhere when I bought it, yes it's a decent saving form list but I'm technically not buying a new bike (it's resale will suffer from the scratches) and I never pay list anyway. I'm going to keep it as I bought it as a winter bike so I will no doubt add to the scratches but I feel they have been quite misleading in their advert. Mine also has the black forks btw.

Edited By: bigeuan82 on Oct 05, 2016 13:49
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walio
Mine arrived yesterday, FedEx guy called me to check if I am at home and then dropped it off 20 min later.
Bicycle is quite lightweight. Good looking too!
Mine arrived last Friday, strangely had black forks fitted rather than matching white ones! Spoke to the shop who said it was a problem with all of these discounted models which is why they were so cheap. Not sure whether to return it to be honest as it looks a bit odd!
Just to let you know, i ordered one and the forks were white, not black. I presume they were just trying to palm you off thinking that you wouldnt know anyone else who ordered them online. My bike came without reflectors and pedals as well, with the part box beat up.
Id suggest if you arent fully happy with it, then to send it back. Its a great deal, but bang out of order that they did this without informing previously and telling you an outright lie.

Thanks for that, I was sceptical about what I was being told but now I know that they've been telling stories I think I'd rather take my business elsewhere. When I asked why there was no mention of the issue on the website, they said it was a problem with their web designer! I'll call them tomorrow and see what they have to say.
logic719
walio
Mine arrived yesterday, FedEx guy called me to check if I am at home and then dropped it off 20 min later.
Bicycle is quite lightweight. Good looking too!
Mine arrived last Friday, strangely had black forks fitted rather than matching white ones! Spoke to the shop who said it was a problem with all of these discounted models which is why they were so cheap. Not sure whether to return it to be honest as it looks a bit odd!

Just to let you know, i ordered one and the forks were white, not black. I presume they were just trying to palm you off thinking that you wouldnt know anyone else who ordered them online. My bike came without reflectors and pedals as well, with the part box beat up.
Id suggest if you arent fully happy with it, then to send it back. Its a great deal, but bang out of order that they did this without informing previously and telling you an outright lie.
Definitely not a fashion statement for me! just a bit concerned that if I don't take to road cycling, it may affect the price if I sell it. I take your point about having to pay more for a similar specified bike though.
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GT GTR CX Tourer - £499.00 @ Hargreaves Cycles

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Seem like a good deal? anyone know some good alternatives if this isn't? Just looking for a good hybrid bike (yes i know that this is a cyclocross but they seem pretty similar to me) An old
wanny8888 Avatar4y, 4m agoFound 4 years, 4 months ago8 Comments
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how does the GTR CX tourer compare? I think flat handle bars would be more suitable for me so perhaps I should stick with hybrid bikes?

If you're not used to using drop handlebars they can take some getting used to- the difference in your hand position and the different grip riding on the hoods means you might initially suffer from cramps in your hands. I know I did initially when coming from riding mountain bikes. I couldn't go back to using flat handle bars now though- couldn't give up using dual integrated levers ( the brake lever also changes the gears.) They are so much smoother than mountain bike shifters.
found the standard Specialized Crosstrail for £350: http://www.hargrovescycles.co.uk/products.asp?partno=45648

what's better about the sports version?

Edited By: wanny8888 on Aug 06, 2012 19:44
robgall13
I just bought the 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Sport and I have to say it's a brilliant bike. It's fast on the road and can also handle trails and a bit of mud, I used it along a very muddy canal path the other day. The only thing I changed on it were the tyres, I swapped them for Specialized Crossroads Armadillo Elite tyres to avoid punctures. However this hybrid seems more 'mountain bikeish' than what you're looking for so who knows.

well a bit of mountain bike characteristics would be useful for the occasional route through the bumpy paths in a park. The specialized does look pretty good also. Is there older models that sell for cheaper?
I just bought the 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Sport and I have to say it's a brilliant bike. It's fast on the road and can also handle trails and a bit of mud, I used it along a very muddy canal path the other day. The only thing I changed on it were the tyres, I swapped them for Specialized Crossroads Armadillo Elite tyres to avoid punctures. However this hybrid seems more 'mountain bikeish' than what you're looking for so who knows.
wanny8888

how does the GTR CX tourer compare? I think flat handle bars would be more suitable for me so perhaps I should stick with hybrid bikes?

Can you try a couple of bikes with dropped bars? In theory these can be more comfortable than flat bars for cycling on the roads - they let you change between multiple hand positions. Of course, depends what you like using in practice...
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