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I just noticed that Chainreactioncycles has knocked an extra £100 off their 2008 road bikes this week which made their great value bikes even better value.

I appreciate that not everyone has the money to spend thousands on a bike and also this being a site that appreciates good deals, I have picked out only the cheaper ones to list here as I believe they are excellent spec for the money and would be a great entry level bike for those who wants to try road cycling with a good bike at the lower end of the cost scale.

First up is the Vitus Razor Triple 2008 - From £259 - RRP: £599.99
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=37303

Vitus Alios Triple 2008 - From £299 - RRP: £749.99
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=37907

Vitus Alios Triple Carbon Fork 2008 - From £359 - RRP: £799.99
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=38414

The pick of the bunch for me is the £299 Vitus Alios Triple 2008 as you get very decent Campag Xenon 9 gears and a decent finishing kit for this money.
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#1
Doh!

Accidently expired this when I tried to edit.

Any mods unexpire for me please?

I was goiong to add some more details/
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Toybhoy
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Accidently expired this when I tried to edit.

Any mods unexpire for me please?

I was goiong to add some more details/


Done :thumbsup:
#3
andywedge
Done :thumbsup:


Cheers Andy! :thumbsup:
#4
Great intro into road bikes.

There will doubless be someone complaining that their £50 Tesco bike has dual suspension and disc brakes and therefore this is a cold deal. This site is full of moron's like that!
#5
Hot from where I'm sitting!
#6
good bike and great price .
purchased loads from chain reaction never had any problems .
#7
£300 for a sub-10 kilo road bike with some good kit. Hot.

With one notable exception, chain reaction have been very good in my experience too.
#8
Great deal for anyone new to road bikes.
#9
I notice that the £259 bike doesnt have any spec on the website but a quick google found it

Razor Triple

Fork
Aluminium 1.1/8” Aheadset

Headset
TH industries n°28 1’’ 1/8

Stem
ITM racer alloy Black

Handlebar
Vitus ITM Road racing 300

Grip
EVA black

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora 8 Sp

Front Derailleur
Shimano 2200

Shifter
Shimano 2200

Brakes
Vitus by Tektro, dual pivot with adjustable pads

Bottom Bracket
Truvativ square axle

Crankset
Truvativ ISOFLOw 28 x38 x48

Cassette
SRAM PG850 8 sp 12x26

Chain
Lg 8 Sp

Rims
Rigida Flyer Black

Front Hub
Joytech

Rear Hub
Joytech

Tyre
Michelin Dynamic 700x 23c black

Pedals
Composite – Toe Clips

Saddle
Vitus Sport

Seatpost
Alloy black 27.2 x350mm

Total Weight
9.97 Kg
#10
Golaboots888;5918327
Great intro into road bikes.

There will doubless be someone complaining that their £50 Tesco bike has dual suspension and disc brakes and therefore this is a cold deal. This site is full of moron's like that!

Just because you are an enthusiast and are prepared to spend more on a bike does not mean someone else who has a lower budget and just wants an occasion trip round the park is a moron. Obviously cycling causes a lack of tolerance to others.
#11
Hehe! People voting cold on this deal. Would love to know why so that I can learn from my mistakes incase am posting the wrong kind but I assume this being so cheap would be a good deal.

Not critizing as everyone is entitled to their opinions but I just want to know why so please let me know.

Cheers! :)
#12
Looks great very tempted
#13
Jefft
Just because you are an enthusiast and are prepared to spend more on a bike does not mean someone else who has a lower budget and just wants an occasion trip round the park is a moron. Obviously cycling causes a lack of tolerance to others.


Let me put it this way, if you had £5k to buy a car would you be happier with a new Daewoo Matiz with useless bits bolted on to make it look better than it is or a 3 year old focus?
#14
Golaboots888;5920082
Let me put it this way, if you had £5k to buy a car would you be happier with a new Daewoo Matiz with useless bits bolted on to make it look better than it is or a 3 year old focus?

As I wouldn't touch a heap of mouldering cr*p like a Focus with a bargepole draw your own conclusions.:thumbsup:
#15
Anyone seen any 3rd party reviews for these Vitus bikes?
Also where else can you buy these - just to compare the "RRP saving" ???
#16
scav
Anyone seen any 3rd party reviews for these Vitus bikes?
Also where else can you buy these - just to compare the "RRP saving" ???


These Vitus bikes are very well received by cyclists. The site has a few independent reviews by users of the bikes already. Most reviews are in cycling forums so you may need to do some googling.

As far as I know, Vitus are a French manufacturer and ChainReactionCycles are the only UK distributer (I may be wrong) but just reading the specs of the bike can tell you that it cost half the price of comparitive bikes of the same-ish spec.
#17
If you get one would you mind letting us know what it is like ?
I am currently looking to replace my old Raleigh racer (circa 1992!) next month and this seems to fit the bill.

I bike about four times a week for an hour on an evening just to get fit and was looking to spend up to £300 on a new bike. Have had bad experiences with secondhand bikes and want the best value I can manage which the Vitus bikes appear to be.
#18
on an off topic can someone offer me some advice i'm looking to buy a bike for a new hobby will probably be riding in country parks etc not on roads too scared lol
my budgets around £200 don't want to spend too much incase it ends up just sitting in the garage any suggestions would be great or advice through pm etc if i'm ruining this thread sorry but so much choice and the last bike i had was my bmx when i was about 12 :thumbsup:
#19
scav
If you get one would you mind letting us know what it is like ?
I am currently looking to replace my old Raleigh racer (circa 1992!) next month and this seems to fit the bill.

I bike about four times a week for an hour on an evening just to get fit and was looking to spend up to £300 on a new bike. Have had bad experiences with secondhand bikes and want the best value I can manage which the Vitus bikes appear to be.


Its always good to have a choice so I'll link you this bike as well

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_712161_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

It gets good reviews and is a decent entry level bike.

Personally I dont think you can get better than the Vitus for the money but then again, the choice is all yours.

I bought a 2nd had all carbon Felt Z35 2008 is A1 condition for £500 so there are bargains to be had going second hand.
#20
shedboy66
on an off topic can someone offer me some advice i'm looking to buy a bike for a new hobby will probably be riding in country parks etc not on roads too scared lol
my budgets around £200 don't want to spend too much incase it ends up just sitting in the garage any suggestions would be great or advice through pm etc if i'm ruining this thread sorry but so much choice and the last bike i had was my bmx when i was about 12 :thumbsup:


Hiya!

There will be quite a few choices for you at that price but when someone mentions around £200 I always link them this bike

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_240361_langId_-1_categoryId_165534

As it gets very good reviews and having had a play about on it myself, I think its excellent!

PM me if you need any more advice. I'll be happy to help :)
#21
thanks for the advice mate i'll maybe have a look at that one in halfords
#22
Those Vitus bikes are serious good value – better than the Carrera’s IMO. There are some reviews of them on the BikeRadar forums.
#23
Chevrolet Matiz !
#24
Toybhoy;5921376


I bought a 2nd had all carbon Felt Z35 2008 is A1 condition for £500 so there are bargains to be had going second hand.


I thought that was you Si, hope you are enjoying the bike mate, I am going to look for my ridgeback flight this weekend:-D

Mark
#25
Toybhoy
Hiya!

There will be quite a few choices for you at that price but when someone mentions around £200 I always link them this bike

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_240361_langId_-1_categoryId_165534

As it gets very good reviews and having had a play about on it myself, I think its excellent!

PM me if you need any more advice. I'll be happy to help :)


If you can find teh extra £££ it would definately be better going for the more expensive Carerra Kraken - it's a good base entry level offroader that you won';t feel compelled to replace bits on straight away - if you really get into offroading its a great base to start from. The GT Agressor XC3 is also a very good bike for the cash and a little cheaper than the Kraken ...
#26
marco67
I thought that was you Si, hope you are enjoying the bike mate, I am going to look for my ridgeback flight this weekend:-D

Mark


Love it mate! :thumbsup:

Been out for a wee 10 mile-er yesterday but still in the process of setting the bike up correctly with wee adjustments here and there.

Lets us know how the Ridgeback goes. I think you've made a wise choice there pal :)
#27
Toybhoy;5922614
Love it mate! :thumbsup:

Been out for a wee 10 mile-er yesterday but still in the process of setting the bike up correctly with wee adjustments here and there.

Lets us know how the Ridgeback goes. I think you've made a wise choice there pal :)


Really happy for you mate, a wee bit sad to see it go as it is a great bike but as you know, I just couldn't get it set up properly.

Looking forward to trying out the flat bar, I think I have settled on the 04 flight with the alfine gear hub.

Yeah, will let you know how I get on with it.

Hail Hail:thumbsup:
#28
Carrera are resonible bikes, I believe they used to be made by Saracen for Halfords (not sure if they still are or not). I bought a Carrera road bike £15 years ago and its still going, although I think its time to get a new one. Sadly I decided to fall off it today when I forgot I had my feet clipped into SPD pedals!
#29
Good prices on these, although the original RRP's were optomistic to say the least.
#30
Golaboots888
Great intro into road bikes.

There will doubless be someone complaining that their £50 Tesco bike has dual suspension and disc brakes and therefore this is a cold deal. This site is full of moron's like that!


Only one that has moaned on this thread is you, and you are moaning because you think someone else is going to moan about this deal (and they wouldn't have ;-)) .
#31
Wodja
Only one that has moaned on this thread is you, and you are moaning because you think someone else is going to moan about this deal (and they wouldn't have ;-)) .


In fairness - the last few posts regarding bikes have had the odd wart posting that they could buy 4 or so bikes for that price ...
#32
how would these compare to the carrera's at halfords? looking at a road bike for use on a 25mile round trip to work and for longer weekend rides.

Had a ride on a Carrera Vanquish the other day that seemed nice, but would prefer to spend around £300 so these look reasonable. Can anybody draw any comparisons to either of these;

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_272633_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_272625_langId_-1_categoryId_165710
#33
I've been after a road bike for weeks now, kept trying to find the best deal, and I think this is it. Really wanted to stretch for the Carbon forked model, but went for the £299 model, just hope the frame size is big enough.
#34
Jefft;5920128
As I wouldn't touch a heap of mouldering cr*p like a Focus with a bargepole draw your own conclusions.:thumbsup:

Depends what Focus you are talking about matey :thumbsup: I wouldn't swap mine for anything else.
#35
These would be pretty good bikes for somebody starting out. Plus you would spend double this on a bottom of the range specialized or trek.

Cycling to and from work has added another dimension to my day, reduces journey time from 70 to 50 mins, get some exercise and i get to see the world.

If I hadn't just bought a new bike recently I would totally go for one of these:

http://www.cyclesuk.com/139-258476?a501002
#36
dazowens;5923992
Depends what Focus you are talking about matey :thumbsup: I wouldn't swap mine for anything else.

Go on raise your game, buy a decent car for a change and experience what you have been missing.:thumbsup:
banned#37
Toybhoy
I notice that the £259 bike doesnt have any spec on the website but a quick google found it

Razor Triple

Fork
Aluminium 1.1/8” Aheadset

Headset
TH industries n°28 1’’ 1/8

Stem
ITM racer alloy Black

Handlebar
Vitus ITM Road racing 300

Grip
EVA black

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora 8 Sp

Front Derailleur
Shimano 2200

Shifter
Shimano 2200

Brakes
Vitus by Tektro, dual pivot with adjustable pads

Bottom Bracket
Truvativ square axle

Crankset
Truvativ ISOFLOw 28 x38 x48

Cassette
SRAM PG850 8 sp 12x26

Chain
Lg 8 Sp

Rims
Rigida Flyer Black

Front Hub
Joytech

Rear Hub
Joytech

Tyre
Michelin Dynamic 700x 23c black

Pedals
Composite – Toe Clips

Saddle
Vitus Sport

Seatpost
Alloy black 27.2 x350mm

Total Weight
9.97 Kg




no bottle holder?:whistling:
#38
Thinking of doing that cycle to work scheme and getting the £999 CBoardman bike from Halfords. How does this compare to that. I take it these guys do not qualify under that scheme
#39
Jezzery, anyone should qualify uder the scheme. It's not the bike shop who provide it, it's your company. You get your quote from the bike shop (or from online). The company pays for it, and you pay the company back. Ye are basically then renting the bike back from the company, but because they bought it, they can get tax back, and your repayments are taken from your wage before tax deductions - that's where the saving all comes from. :)
(also, it includes any bike stuff you buy with it, from what I have been told.)

Rainey!!
#40
jezzery
Thinking of doing that cycle to work scheme and getting the £999 CBoardman bike from Halfords. How does this compare to that. I take it these guys do not qualify under that scheme


These Vitus bikes are entry level albeit with decent kit.

The £1000 boardman you're talking about is really serious kit. The difference is what a Porsche is to a Ford Focus. :thumbsup:

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