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Axiom Tuck 16 bike multi tool £12.99 delivered @ Merlin

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£12.99 @ Merlin Cycles
Look like an OK multi tool for the money. Can't find any negative reviews. Great for a quick bit of fettling when out for a ride. Spoke wrenches are a bonus, not a lot of multi tools have these. P… Read More
Look like an OK multi tool for the money. Can't find any negative reviews. Great for a quick bit of fettling when out for a ride. Spoke wrenches are a bonus, not a lot of multi tools have these. P…
Strzelecki Avatar1w, 9h agoFound 1 week, 9 hours ago6 Comments
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Conchiron
Red one on Amazon for £10.99 delivered , tried looking for reviews but can't find any, where did you find your reviews OP?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Axiom-Tuck-16-Mini-Tool/dp/B008JA5WU6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1495273909&sr=1-1&keywords=Axiom+Tuck+16

EDIT: now £21 + 4.60 del...


I should probably have worded it slightly differently "can't find any reviews, positive or otherwise!"
Spend £20 for free delivery, cutting the cost down to £10.99.

Also the Axiom Tuck 11 is £6.50 - https://www.merlincycles.com/axiom-tool-tuck-11-multi-tool-101732.html

Edited By: sach7 on May 20, 2017 20:46
Axiom Tuck 11 if you're on a budget - £5.99 delivered (eBay-UK seller): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252928551211
Red one on Amazon for £10.99 delivered , tried looking for reviews but can't find any, where did you find your reviews OP?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Axiom-Tuck-16-Mini-Tool/dp/B008JA5WU6/ref=sr_1_1?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1495273909&sr=1-1&keywords=Axiom+Tuck+16

EDIT: now £21 + 4.60 del...

Edited By: Conchiron on May 20, 2017 20:43: Price change
Looks like a decent enough tool, cheers.

Edit: They also have other, smaller tools with similar discount.

Edited By: juux on May 19, 2017 07:04
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Shimano SLX M7000 1 x 11 MTB mountain bike Groupset £231.99 at Merlin cycles

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ever wanted to go 1x11 then now is the time 32T chainring and 11-42T cassette the same toughness but lighter version of deore, but cheaper than XT & XTR price amends at checkout, quality s… Read More
ever wanted to go 1x11 then now is the time 32T chainring and 11-42T cassette the same toughness but lighter version of deore, but cheaper than XT & XTR price amends at checkout, quality s…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago5 Comments
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MAdam98
SRAM Eagle is where it's at ;)
Yeah right X) at £250 for just the cassette at a discounted chainreaction price I can't see sram eagle 12 speed taking over just yet


Ngl when it was released and I saw the price of the cassette I thought they'd made a mistake!
MAdam98
SRAM Eagle is where it's at ;)
Yeah right X) at £250 for just the cassette at a discounted chainreaction price I can't see sram eagle 12 speed taking over just yet
SRAM Eagle is where it's at ;)
Ignore the last comment - takes 20% off automatically
Showing £289.99 for me how did you achieved the lower price?
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Shimano 5800 11 speed 105 Groupset £306.24 @ Merlin Cycles

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Shimano 5800 11 speed 105 Groupset £306.24 @ Merlin Cycles 172.5mm Chainset 28t cassette 1.05% cashback at TCB too! Read More
Shimano 5800 11 speed 105 Groupset £306.24 @ Merlin Cycles 172.5mm Chainset 28t cassette 1.05% cashback at TCB too!
KareemSaid Avatar3w, 4d agoFound 3 weeks, 4 days ago1 Comment
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Shimano SLX M7000 1 x 11 Transmission Groupset £289.99 at Merlin cycles

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I appreciate this deal is specialised but if you're looking to upgrade to a 1x11 groupset this is a pretty decent price for a whole slx bundle. Shimano SLX M7000 1 x 11 Transmission Groupset New S… Read More
I appreciate this deal is specialised but if you're looking to upgrade to a 1x11 groupset this is a pretty decent price for a whole slx bundle. Shimano SLX M7000 1 x 11 Transmission Groupset New S…
cyclian Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago16 Comments
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mchu6am4
What? £290 for some gears.... Cycling got really expensive in recent years... 20 years ago a good mountain or racing bike cost £100+

Inflation.
LOL_is_stupid
OrribleHarry
LOL_is_stupid
OrribleHarry
Anyway of getting this onto a PF30 BB?
Just replace the BB. £22
What kind would I buy?
This

So this would press into my frame in place of existing Press Fit 30?
OrribleHarry
LOL_is_stupid
OrribleHarry
Anyway of getting this onto a PF30 BB?
Just replace the BB. £22
What kind would I buy?
This
LOL_is_stupid
OrribleHarry
Anyway of getting this onto a PF30 BB?
Just replace the BB. £22

What kind would I buy?
OrribleHarry
Anyway of getting this onto a PF30 BB?
Just replace the BB. £22
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Moon ADJ-1300 lumen Rechargeable LED Front Bike Lights down to £79.99 @ Merlin cycles (£130 elsewhere

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£79.99 @ Merlin Cycles
Looks a decent bit of kit, that moon are renowned for 1300 Lumens front LED bike light, rechargeable battery. Features 1300 Lumen Visibility 18m Total angle 84 degrees Spot angle 17 degrees… Read More
Looks a decent bit of kit, that moon are renowned for 1300 Lumens front LED bike light, rechargeable battery. Features 1300 Lumen Visibility 18m Total angle 84 degrees Spot angle 17 degrees…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar4m, 1w agoFound 4 months, 1 week ago31 Comments
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Lucky now to have enough light to dazzle oncoming traffic, the old EverReady lamps use to take two big D batteries front and back and rattled unless you packed them with cardboard.They lasted about 3 hours and gave enough light to slightly illuminate 3 feet ahead.Those were the days.
deal-hunter The lamps were similar to them but the front reflector was in the middle and the rear was length wise with the reflector on the end.

Edited By: morrig on Jan 16, 2017 18:47
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MAdam98
VitalViper
I saw £79.99 and assumed you mistakenly put that instead of £7.99... why would you pay this much for bike lights is beyond me
Because that's how much decent lights cost.

Only because people will pay it. Bike stuff if way over-priced because people become obsessive about their hobby.


Or because of supply and demand?
Ahh, I remember riding the trails with a pair of these bad boys!
http://simple-living-in-suffolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/1208_nightiders.jpg

Now I run something a little more up to date. I have some cheap China imports and am not impressed with the battery life at all. But the one's I bought from C&BSeen have stood the test of time and the UK weather (3 years and counting). Had a quick look on their website, and they have the City Slicker, a 1250 lumen light with the batteries inside the unit (removable casette). A claimed run-time of 3.5hrs on max power too. This is the nearest comparison product to the one posted, and can be bought for £54 + about £6 postage. I run a single 1200lu unit on the bars with a diffusion lens, and a spot on my helmet - great combo for night ride XC.

I'm not on their payroll, but I do recommend them a lot! Good British company who you can contact if there are any issues.
KareemSaid
psmith1958
why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine

These are for off road use. You're right though every motorist I encounter is perfect.

Never seen a motorist not indicate, drive with one headlight - which then dazzles everyone else, foglights when you don't need them, no lights when you do, driving within the speed limits and conditions, using a mobile phone, texting, drink / drug driving, running red & amber lights, not using their mirrors etc



yes i agree with your comments on "perfect" car drivers, i only have one observation on it

i have seen women drivers do most of whats in your comments, but its to be expected as its a known fact men are the safer driver (_;)
psmith1958
why try getting yourself killed by dazzling everyone else on the road, cars can dip thier lights, bikes just dazzle other road users and think thats fine

These are for off road use. You're right though every motorist I encounter is perfect.

Never seen a motorist not indicate, drive with one headlight - which then dazzles everyone else, foglights when you don't need them, no lights when you do, driving within the speed limits and conditions, using a mobile phone, texting, drink / drug driving, running red & amber lights, not using their mirrors etc
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SKS Raceblade Mudguard Set £19.99 @ Merlin cycles

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£19.99 @ Merlin Cycles
Grab a bargain whilst stock last. Great for race bikes that have no mudguard mounts. Read More
Grab a bargain whilst stock last. Great for race bikes that have no mudguard mounts.
Land_Raver Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago12 Comments
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Thank God for that. You all sound quite grumpy.....
spatter
i guess that my 26 miles round trip each day isn't enough for you! especially without mudguards...

If you rode a group ride without mudguards you would quickly get dropped. 26-mile round trip doesn't impress anyone.
samwoodberry
I just priced matched this with Evans!
cheers also got evans to price match with their 25 version
i guess that my 26 miles round trip each day isn't enough for you! especially without mudguards...
spatter
Mudguards are for girls...
You obviously have no friends to go on group rides with, or fit enough for the weekly commute.
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Felt Z85 Road Bike with Tiagra groupset - 2016 £499.00 @ Merlin Cycles

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I quite liked the Btwin bike that was posted here couple of days ago, but its not available in my size. So i started looking for alternatvie within a resonable price range. I think this comes very clo… Read More
I quite liked the Btwin bike that was posted here couple of days ago, but its not available in my size. So i started looking for alternatvie within a resonable price range. I think this comes very clo…
Farhan83 Avatar4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago192 Comments
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Hi

So having been measured at my local I apparently need a 52, given I have a choice of 51 or 54 then which way do I go with this ?

Should I get this bike does anyone know if I can put Continental Grand Prix 4-Season 28's on it and if so can I use the existing wheels.

Appreciate your comments .
mark37
Umibenokafuka1
Rickardo
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!
Would you mind explaining this comment, please? I fall in to that category and really want a first road bike but am not sure whether to buy now or wait and go through CtW. Thanks in advance

I'm not quite clear on this - are you saying wait because the scheme at your work is not live until April, or is there an improvement coming to the benefits of the scheme and so anyone buying on CTW should wait until April?


Sorry not to be clear. The former, no improvements to the C2W scheme, just that there will be better deals available through the scheme when working in tax savings versus buying this one outside of the scheme.
Umibenokafuka1
Rickardo
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!
Would you mind explaining this comment, please? I fall in to that category and really want a first road bike but am not sure whether to buy now or wait and go through CtW. Thanks in advance

I'm not quite clear on this - are you saying wait because the scheme at your work is not live until April, or is there an improvement coming to the benefits of the scheme and so anyone buying on CTW should wait until April?
alpha1beta2
i have to start training for a 9 day 1000 mile cycling event. Anyone has any experience with Endurance cycling who can guide me if this is bike is good enough for the event or should i invest in something high end? I don't mind upgrading few components if needed.
Also, how much does it typically cost to get it assembled by a professional mechanic? And I am guessing, i will need to get it fitted as well, is that extra or that happens as part of assembly?
Thanks,
D
Should be fine for that, I would just see if you can try one out somewhere to check the size. The only thing you will probably need to change is the tyres and maybe get some lights and bags that strap to the bike.

Edited By: perfectmark on Jan 25, 2017 22:16
i have to start training for a 9 day 1000 mile cycling event. Anyone has any experience with Endurance cycling who can guide me if this is bike is good enough for the event or should i invest in something high end? I don't mind upgrading few components if needed.

Also, how much does it typically cost to get it assembled by a professional mechanic? And I am guessing, i will need to get it fitted as well, is that extra or that happens as part of assembly?

Thanks,
D
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Camelbak Hydrobak 1.5L at merlin cycles only £23.50

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£23.50 @ Merlin Cycles
Camelbak Hydrobak 1.5L Camelbak’s most minimalist bike pack holds a 1.5L Antidote® reservoir in a narrow profile that maximizes your range of motion. Super lightweight with one small front pocket and… Read More
Camelbak Hydrobak 1.5L Camelbak’s most minimalist bike pack holds a 1.5L Antidote® reservoir in a narrow profile that maximizes your range of motion. Super lightweight with one small front pocket and…
cyclian Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago6 Comments
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camelbac gives you the hump :D
CharlieBravo
worth posting, that :D good price!
That one seems to have space for carrying some other stuff to. Looks more useful for what I want it for (long runs).


worth posting, that :D good price!
nice find op, heat added
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Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - Merlincycles (£24.95)

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50% off on this long sleeve cycling top, seems a good price. Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - 2016 The Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Jersey is constructed of stretch thermal yet breath… Read More
50% off on this long sleeve cycling top, seems a good price. Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - 2016 The Altura Airstream Long Sleeve Jersey is constructed of stretch thermal yet breath…
SilentSparky Avatar5m, 4w agoFound 5 months, 4 weeks agoAdd Comment
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Campagnolo Bullet Ultra Carbon Road Chainset - 11 Speed £199.00 @ Merlin cycles

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dream deal but knowing hotdeals its going to be voted cold as neither its from lidl / aldi nor it costs £3 and it isnt a telly ... Campagnolo Bullet Ultra Carbon Road Chainset - 11 Speed The Bull… Read More
dream deal but knowing hotdeals its going to be voted cold as neither its from lidl / aldi nor it costs £3 and it isnt a telly ... Campagnolo Bullet Ultra Carbon Road Chainset - 11 Speed The Bull…
bike74 Avatar6m, 2d agoFound 6 months, 2 days ago5 Comments
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golty
damn they got no 54s or 55s, good find though

just learn to spin your legs (_;)
BORIS397
Twas 180 quid the other week. ordered one for a tt build for a customer. Looks amazing. Superlight. heat added anyway.
I've noticed this on all the bikeshops, deals are now 20% on top of summer prices,
been meaning to get an m8000 kit for a bike to rebuild next summer whilst prices are still low, expect it all to increase due to $\£ plus chain reaction have a 12m return so could always return if I decide to not use it,
Twas 180 quid the other week. ordered one for a tt build for a customer. Looks amazing. Superlight. heat added anyway.
Looks sexier then my girlfriend!

Heat added.
damn they got no 54s or 55s, good find though
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Moon x power 1800 rechargeable front bike light £94.50 Merlin cycles

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Powerful good quality ( 1800 lumen ) front light already way the cheapest i could find at the listed price of £104.99 but then there is a 10% automatic discount at the checkout. Free Postage (NB Read More
Powerful good quality ( 1800 lumen ) front light already way the cheapest i could find at the listed price of £104.99 but then there is a 10% automatic discount at the checkout. Free Postage (NB
rotor Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago7 Comments
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seems the extra 10% off lights has gone now so it's £104.99
masterbruce
That's a good price! I have the xp850 which is great mounted on the helmet.


Sounds painful.... Did you have to get circumscribed first?!
Do they do a version that uses a Dynamo instead of a battery pack?
That's a good price! I have the xp850 which is great mounted on the helmet.

Edited By: masterbruce on Nov 07, 2016 15:40
Normally retails around £190. Hot price if you need that much light (I commute on dark lanes at speed with a 600 lumen variant).
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Pair of Michelin Pro 4 + Inner Tubes £45.98 @ Merlin Cycles

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Tyres Options Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Folding Road Tyre - 700c - Dark Blue / Black / 700c / 23mmIn Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Folding Road Tyre - 700c - Red / Black / 700c / 23mmIn Optio… Read More
Tyres Options Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Folding Road Tyre - 700c - Dark Blue / Black / 700c / 23mmIn Michelin Pro 4 Service Course Folding Road Tyre - 700c - Red / Black / 700c / 23mmIn Optio…
mitomerc Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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great tyres but I prefer shwalbe one for commuting and touring riding around. grip is better and puncture resistance is much better too
These are ace! And what a price! Have some heat. The link does not work though
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Spiuk Ventix Sunglasses at Merlin cycles only £22.50

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Spiuk Ventix Sunglasses With its extended arc shape the Ventix is extremely enveloping and protective, making it a top choice for all types of competitors. Features: Large protection area due to… Read More
Spiuk Ventix Sunglasses With its extended arc shape the Ventix is extremely enveloping and protective, making it a top choice for all types of competitors. Features: Large protection area due to…
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Shimano m396 acera / m445 deore disc brake (lever hose and calliper) for MTB mountain bike only £15.75 @ Merlin (incl. extra 10% shimano discount at checkout

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With deore, slx and xt price rocketing , I needed a cheap replacement brake on a bike , Luckily it was a right hand lever , as that's all they have left, Note U.K. Bikes tend to be left hand lever… Read More
With deore, slx and xt price rocketing , I needed a cheap replacement brake on a bike , Luckily it was a right hand lever , as that's all they have left, Note U.K. Bikes tend to be left hand lever…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar6m, 4w agoFound 6 months, 4 weeks ago3 Comments
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Just spotted this very specialist brake
XTR M9020 R/H Lever 1000mm Hose (I.e. Front brake) £90 including the 10% discount, these look the dogs danglers and retail at £140-145 everywhere else..
Got my black m396 brake set today
And it comes with what looks to be sintered brake pads which are worth £10-12 on the own, standard resin are £7.99
I replaced these with SLX and I can't say the difference was that noticeable. This is an awesome price for a decent brake. The hoses are very easy to shorten on shimano brakes too. Shame they don't have both.
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Evoc CC Team 3L Hydration Pack Incl. 2L Bladder @ Merlin cycles down to £24.99 (£42 CRB [mountain biking, cycling, running water bag]

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More of a summer bag, but Im hoping it'll fit a spare inner, a few tools and pump for night riding. Next cheapest £42 CRB, 2L bladder/reservoirs are £18.17 on wiggle so a bargain 24 left in sto… Read More
More of a summer bag, but Im hoping it'll fit a spare inner, a few tools and pump for night riding. Next cheapest £42 CRB, 2L bladder/reservoirs are £18.17 on wiggle so a bargain 24 left in sto…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar7m, 1d agoFound 7 months, 1 day ago3 Comments
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11 left, and only 6 of the 6L pack
15 left, got mine, a great lightweight bag for cycling, Amazon want £52 for it
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Felt F75 Road Bike - 2016 £645.00 @ Merlyn Cycles

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A friend has asked me to help him find a decent bike for under £1000... and on my travels, I came across this! Would make a great step up from an entry level bike! Full 105 5800 11 speed groupset b… Read More
A friend has asked me to help him find a decent bike for under £1000... and on my travels, I came across this! Would make a great step up from an entry level bike! Full 105 5800 11 speed groupset b…
buddn07 Avatar8m, 1w agoFound 8 months, 1 week ago46 Comments
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SteUK
My CP50 is here...and in one piece! (actually several, but you know what I mean ;) )

Good to hear, hope it goes well, it's a great bike for the money
My CP50 is here...and in one piece! (actually several, but you know what I mean ;) )
cheapbiker
winchman
cheapbiker
SteUK
Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.
Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!
Bummer. I bought one of these to add to my collection and now it's my main bike and I ride it to work most days and into some pretty decent Strava times as well.
The only thing I've changed out were tyres, saving about 200g, a proper shimano crankset and external BB as I wanted to move to 165mm cranks for a knee problem and a new saddle. Probably saved 500g in total and the bike is awesome. Flipped the stem for a more relaxed position and that's it. The frame and forks are pretty nice and absorb a load of road buzz although I've had a couple of chips I've had to cover with laquer but that can happen to any bike.
When I've destroyed my Sora groupset I'll stick 105 on it and then probably be done upgrading. The r500s are pretty bullet-proof for today's poor roads and you're spending a lot to save not much weight if you change the wheels.
In short I thoroughly recommend the CP50. It won't get the Bianchi crowd drooling at the café but to me it's more motivating catching people on a cheap bike.
What BB did you use, what length?
Standard Hollowtech 2, 68mm with a Sora 165mm crankset. Used one spacer on the drive side to match the chainline up the factory one, which was shifting ok out of the box. Didn't have any facing up issues, seems perfectly flat for external brackets.
I did read somewhere that frame and forks are used in something else (maybe a Mekk?) and it's sold with a better groupset, so I guessed that an external one would probably fit with no facing issues anyway.
Thanks for that, something in the future, wait til it wears out. Yes, it was Mekk
http://mekk.com.tw/AllrightreservedbyLiyangGlobalLtd./
http://liyangbikes.com/
winchman
cheapbiker
SteUK
Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.
Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!
Bummer. I bought one of these to add to my collection and now it's my main bike and I ride it to work most days and into some pretty decent Strava times as well.
The only thing I've changed out were tyres, saving about 200g, a proper shimano crankset and external BB as I wanted to move to 165mm cranks for a knee problem and a new saddle. Probably saved 500g in total and the bike is awesome. Flipped the stem for a more relaxed position and that's it. The frame and forks are pretty nice and absorb a load of road buzz although I've had a couple of chips I've had to cover with laquer but that can happen to any bike.
When I've destroyed my Sora groupset I'll stick 105 on it and then probably be done upgrading. The r500s are pretty bullet-proof for today's poor roads and you're spending a lot to save not much weight if you change the wheels.
In short I thoroughly recommend the CP50. It won't get the Bianchi crowd drooling at the café but to me it's more motivating catching people on a cheap bike.
What BB did you use, what length?

Standard Hollowtech 2, 68mm with a Sora 165mm crankset. Used one spacer on the drive side to match the chainline up the factory one, which was shifting ok out of the box. Didn't have any facing up issues, seems perfectly flat for external brackets.

I did read somewhere that frame and forks are used in something else (maybe a Mekk?) and it's sold with a better groupset, so I guessed that an external one would probably fit with no facing issues anyway.
cheapbiker
SteUK
Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.
Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!
Bummer. I bought one of these to add to my collection and now it's my main bike and I ride it to work most days and into some pretty decent Strava times as well.
The only thing I've changed out were tyres, saving about 200g, a proper shimano crankset and external BB as I wanted to move to 165mm cranks for a knee problem and a new saddle. Probably saved 500g in total and the bike is awesome. Flipped the stem for a more relaxed position and that's it. The frame and forks are pretty nice and absorb a load of road buzz although I've had a couple of chips I've had to cover with laquer but that can happen to any bike.
When I've destroyed my Sora groupset I'll stick 105 on it and then probably be done upgrading. The r500s are pretty bullet-proof for today's poor roads and you're spending a lot to save not much weight if you change the wheels.
In short I thoroughly recommend the CP50. It won't get the Bianchi crowd drooling at the café but to me it's more motivating catching people on a cheap bike.
What BB did you use, what length?
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Rexton Road Shoes + Pedals + Cleats @ Merlin Cycles - £45.00

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Seems a good deal for first time road shoes and pedals set. Cheapest I could find with the reduced shoes and the shimano pedals which include cleats . SPD-SL set up. Read More
Seems a good deal for first time road shoes and pedals set. Cheapest I could find with the reduced shoes and the shimano pedals which include cleats . SPD-SL set up.
stjimmy2016 Avatar8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago3 Comments
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Not used these....but look like a good deal to me
The FLR F-35 Race Road Cycling Shoes are more expensive on their own at Merlin, but work out cheaper when bundled with pedals. Only £43.95 and a full range of sizes available in white. Link.
Only 43 and 44 available.
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Retrospec Mantra Fixed Gear/Single Speed Bike V2 £149.99 @ Merlin Cycles

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£149.99 @ Merlin Cycles
Fairly decent single speed bike, better than the pig iron you can get from halfords for a similar price. Down from £249.99 EDIT this is the v2 version, so has brakes back and front ! Weight is abo… Read More
Fairly decent single speed bike, better than the pig iron you can get from halfords for a similar price. Down from £249.99 EDIT this is the v2 version, so has brakes back and front ! Weight is abo…
m_cozzy Avatar9m, 1d agoFound 9 months, 1 day ago11 Comments
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I've just ordered. Needed a new bike to commute to work so thanks OP. I know nothing about bikes, but this is relatively cheap and fits the bill. Just as a heads up, I don't think this is the V2. Looking at the differences, the pictures that are linked to the deal only have the single brake. If it is the V2 though, even better.
it is the v2 as my mate had had his delivered.
Just got mine delivered and you're right. It is the V2, makes the deal even better. Thanks OP
I_Am_Timms, have you been out on it yet? Any good??

It's.. okay. It's the first time I've owned a 'fixie' bike. Been used to mountain bikes/bmx and I couldn't seem to get on with it at all. When I received it, it comes half built as a fixed gear. For example, the first time I took it out for a test ride. I went down a hill and picked up speed and wasn't used to the pedals continuing rotating as the back wheel rotates forcing you to continually pedal. On a regular bike I'd like to just rest my feet on the pedals freewheel and let gravity take me. I flipped the back wheel over and made it a free wheel and I still can't get along with it. I'm probably just going to sell it on tbh, I just can't get on with it. The bike itself is pretty decent, I just don't think a fixed gear bicycle is for me unfortunately.
I_Am_Timms
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I_Am_Timms
I've just ordered. Needed a new bike to commute to work so thanks OP. I know nothing about bikes, but this is relatively cheap and fits the bill. Just as a heads up, I don't think this is the V2. Looking at the differences, the pictures that are linked to the deal only have the single brake. If it is the V2 though, even better.
it is the v2 as my mate had had his delivered.
Just got mine delivered and you're right. It is the V2, makes the deal even better. Thanks OP

I_Am_Timms, have you been out on it yet? Any good??
I notice though the description mentions front and rear brake, though the pictures only show a front one?
Looks a good deal, my only concern would be it only having a brake on the front wheel (I know a lot of fixies only have the one brake), particularly when used with the the freewheel. I've had a brake cable snap on me whilst approaching a busy junction, not having a brake on each wheel would have resulted in disaster!
m_cozzy
I_Am_Timms
I've just ordered. Needed a new bike to commute to work so thanks OP. I know nothing about bikes, but this is relatively cheap and fits the bill. Just as a heads up, I don't think this is the V2. Looking at the differences, the pictures that are linked to the deal only have the single brake. If it is the V2 though, even better.
it is the v2 as my mate had had his delivered.

Just got mine delivered and you're right. It is the V2, makes the deal even better. Thanks OP
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Fizik Aliante Saddle - £49.96 delivered @ Merlin Cycles

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£49.96 @ Merlin Cycles
Well regarded saddle that is used by many of the top teams! This is the older version with Manganese rails, so a ever so slight weight penalty (6g) for a great saving of about £20 over the newer ve… Read More
Well regarded saddle that is used by many of the top teams! This is the older version with Manganese rails, so a ever so slight weight penalty (6g) for a great saving of about £20 over the newer ve…
mike___j Avatar9m, 4d agoFound 9 months, 4 days ago3 Comments
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Not for me, but that's a great deal on a cracking saddle for many.
Wouldn't worry about the 6g weight penalty, that's an extra squeeze during the pre-ride ****.
Very good deal but note it's the versus VS model with central channel. not comfy for everyone.. not me anyway. the ridges were like razors.i prefer the regular Aliante. heated.
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Lusso Giro Rain Jacket at merlin cycles free delivery - £14.99

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£14.99 @ Merlin Cycles
Lusso Giro Rain Jacket Highly water resistant shell jacket, superlight and foldable until needed. Features: Lightweight approx. 130g Foldable Windproof Breathable Water Resistant Longtail Read More
Lusso Giro Rain Jacket Highly water resistant shell jacket, superlight and foldable until needed. Features: Lightweight approx. 130g Foldable Windproof Breathable Water Resistant Longtail
cyclian Avatar9m, 2w agoFound 9 months, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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Highly water resistant shell jacket
Don't know about that. This review says
http://road.cc/content/review/169742-lusso-giro-rain-jacket

It's a puzzle then, as to why it has chosen to describe the Giro as a "rain jacket" because I'm pretty sure it isn't. Ten minutes out on a sodden October day was enough to convince me of this. The fabric on the shoulders of my jersey was damp already. Whether this is because the water was seeping in through the untaped seams or getting down the neck, which can't be adjusted for tightness, is hard to say but the result is the same.


for an emergency Summer rain jacket it works pretty well. role up very small.
cyclian

Highly water resistant shell jacket
Don't know about that. This review says
http://road.cc/content/review/169742-lusso-giro-rain-jacket

It's a puzzle then, as to why it has chosen to describe the Giro as a "rain jacket" because I'm pretty sure it isn't. Ten minutes out on a sodden October day was enough to convince me of this. The fabric on the shoulders of my jersey was damp already. Whether this is because the water was seeping in through the untaped seams or getting down the neck, which can't be adjusted for tightness, is hard to say but the result is the same.