Ammaco XRS900 18-Speed Full Sora Groupset Bike - £349.99 @ Cycle King
669°

Ammaco XRS900 18-Speed Full Sora Groupset Bike - £349.99 @ Cycle King

£349.99£429.9919% Free P&P Free
78
Posted 22nd May
This AMMACO XRS900 18 SPEED FULL SORA GROUPSET contains the following features as listed below:

Heat treated alloy frame
Allor fork blades
18 Speed Full Shimano SORA Groupset
Shimano SORA STI Gear/ Brake Levers
In Addition to that, the AMMACO XRS900 18 SPEED FULL SORA GROUPSET has:

-Dual pivot Shimano SORA Calipper Brakes
-Alloy Double Wall Aero Rims
-Quick Release Shimano Hubs
-Lifetime Frame Guarantee
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Hornyp22/05/2020 21:34

Comment deleted


Oh, used stuff is cheaper than new stuff? Why haven’t you told us this before??? What a revelation!!

You’ll be telling us that you can buy “used” cars instead of new ones to save money next!!

Shut down the site guys, this fella’s solved how to get a great deal!!
I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If you get into road cycling you're going to want something better than this pretty soon. I know some people believe you only need a decent bike if you're a professional, but it's important to enjoy your rides as much as possible especially if it's a new hobby.
Just checking... does this bike have an 18 SPEED FULL SORA GROUPSET?

Shame it's the old sora groupset
jat247422/05/2020 22:16

Normally I would agree with you but with bikes there are great deals to be …Normally I would agree with you but with bikes there are great deals to be had if you know what you are looking for.Many people have spent good money on bikes with the dreams of getting into cycling, but they get a sore backside and realize you have to peddle up hills, so these bikes are sitting in garages/sheds hardly ever used. Sometimes these bikes are sold by people who have no idea what they are worth and they list them as "bike" on eBay/gumtree etc for next to nothing.That been said if you don't know what you are looking for you could get a real lemon for way to much and you would be better just buying something like this deal.


Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained by someone who “knows nothing about them”. Not the best idea. Yes, you could get lucky, but more than likely you’ll need new tyres (maybe wheels), chain and probably bearings.

For a novice getting into cycling, a cheap new bike is a better idea, before upgrading to a used higher spec bike imo.
78 Comments
Free store collection, professionally assembled, from a list of places.
Edited by: "mightyfox" 23rd May
No option for home delivery 😬
Just checking... does this bike have an 18 SPEED FULL SORA GROUPSET?

Shame it's the old sora groupset
I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If you get into road cycling you're going to want something better than this pretty soon. I know some people believe you only need a decent bike if you're a professional, but it's important to enjoy your rides as much as possible especially if it's a new hobby.
Ppppp
Hornyp22/05/2020 21:34

Comment deleted


Oh, used stuff is cheaper than new stuff? Why haven’t you told us this before??? What a revelation!!

You’ll be telling us that you can buy “used” cars instead of new ones to save money next!!

Shut down the site guys, this fella’s solved how to get a great deal!!
isn't this a really good price for sora 9 speed
Hornyp22/05/2020 22:05

Comment deleted


A Carrera Virtuoso

Currently £325 at Halfords, but I paid a lot less when I got mine. Very comparable spec to this “deal bike”.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 22nd May
So your point is what?

Well done for getting a better deal than this one!!!!

This is the guys first post. I didn’t want to say that this is not a good deal and you can buy a lot better for half the price on the used market.

Aren’t we trying to encourage this community, rather than discourage people and particularly cyclists???
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:01

Oh, used stuff is cheaper than new stuff? Why haven’t you told us this b …Oh, used stuff is cheaper than new stuff? Why haven’t you told us this before??? What a revelation!! You’ll be telling us that you can buy “used” cars instead of new ones to save money next!!Shut down the site guys, this fella’s solved how to get a great deal!!


Normally I would agree with you but with bikes there are great deals to be had if you know what you are looking for.
Many people have spent good money on bikes with the dreams of getting into cycling, but they get a sore backside and realize you have to peddle up hills, so these bikes are sitting in garages/sheds hardly ever used. Sometimes these bikes are sold by people who have no idea what they are worth and they list them as "bike" on eBay/gumtree etc for next to nothing.

That been said if you don't know what you are looking for you could get a real lemon for way to much and you would be better just buying something like this deal.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:07

A Carrera VirtuosoCurrently £325 at Halfords, but I paid a lot less when I …A Carrera VirtuosoCurrently £325 at Halfords, but I paid a lot less when I got mine. Very comparable spec to this “deal bike”.


16 speed Claris Vs 18 speed Sora is 'very comparable spec'?
khamito22/05/2020 22:18

16 speed Claris Vs 18 speed Sora is 'very comparable spec'?


I usually go off road.cc/con…326...

Going from the top, Shimano's current road groupsets are:

• Dura-Ace
• Ultegra
• 105
• Tiagra
• Sora
• Claris
• Tourney
Heat op, no one has found it cheaper or offered a better buy
jat247422/05/2020 22:16

Normally I would agree with you but with bikes there are great deals to be …Normally I would agree with you but with bikes there are great deals to be had if you know what you are looking for.Many people have spent good money on bikes with the dreams of getting into cycling, but they get a sore backside and realize you have to peddle up hills, so these bikes are sitting in garages/sheds hardly ever used. Sometimes these bikes are sold by people who have no idea what they are worth and they list them as "bike" on eBay/gumtree etc for next to nothing.That been said if you don't know what you are looking for you could get a real lemon for way to much and you would be better just buying something like this deal.


Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained by someone who “knows nothing about them”. Not the best idea. Yes, you could get lucky, but more than likely you’ll need new tyres (maybe wheels), chain and probably bearings.

For a novice getting into cycling, a cheap new bike is a better idea, before upgrading to a used higher spec bike imo.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:39

Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained b …Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained by someone who “knows nothing about them”. Not the best idea. Yes, you could get lucky, but more than likely you’ll need new tyres (maybe wheels), chain and probably bearings.For a novice getting into cycling, a cheap new bike is a better idea, before upgrading to a used higher spec bike imo.


If the bike has not been used much it wouldn't have needed to be maintained.
I have probably been through 30 bikes in my life and I've never replaced a chain once, not sure how people wear them out.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:33

Comment deleted


the bike you've linked to (the Carrera one) doesnt have a full groupset and is quite a bit lower specced than the OP's.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:33

Comment deleted


Ooohh... Handbags raised high. Getting personal eh? Can't remember that any professional cyclists on Carrera bikes.
Gazzie22/05/2020 23:20

Ooohh... Handbags raised high. Getting personal eh? Can't remember that …Ooohh... Handbags raised high. Getting personal eh? Can't remember that any professional cyclists on Carrera bikes.


Can’t remember any riding any £350 bikes at all? And also don’t know of any riding “Ammaco” bikes.

But that’s like saying all VW cars are rubbish because there are no F1 drivers using VWs.

I’m not saying that a carrera is a race spec bike, I was asked what I currently ride, and that’s what I ride. I’m not saying it’s the best race bike in the world, but it’s almost identical in spec and weight, except for one sprocket, and the Carrera is at full price. This “£750 Ammaco” doesn’t offer anyone any gains or better value. It’s not even got carbon forks and is supposed to be a £750 bike? Nah.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
AngelFromHeathen22/05/2020 23:18

the bike you've linked to (the Carrera one) doesnt have a full groupset …the bike you've linked to (the Carrera one) doesnt have a full groupset and is quite a bit lower specced than the OP's.


It doesn’t have a groupset? Clearly it does. And in what way is it lower spec? Apart from the extra cog on the rear?
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 23:45

It doesn’t have a groupset? And in what way is it lower spec? Apart from t …It doesn’t have a groupset? And in what way is it lower spec? Apart from the extra cog on the rear?


non-Shimano bits I mean, e.g. brakes, crankset - cheaper to lower the cost
AngelFromHeathen22/05/2020 23:49

non-Shimano bits I mean, e.g. brakes, crankset - cheaper to lower the cost


What spec is on this “Ammaco” bike though? Because there is nothing on the Cycle King website linked, and it’s only stocked by that retailer, and it’s an otherwise unknown in-house brand of cheap bike with really old gearing on it.

And again, I’m not saying the Carrera is a hot deal, I was just asked what I ride at the moment. I paid a lot less than £350 for it too.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
snoopy1822/05/2020 22:36

Heat op, no one has found it cheaper or offered a better buy


No other retailer sells Ammaco. It’s an in-house brand.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 23:58

What spec is on this “Ammaco” bike then? Because there is nothing on the Cy …What spec is on this “Ammaco” bike then? Because there is nothing on the Cycle King website linked, and it’s only stocked by that retailer, and it’s an otherwise unknown in-house brand of cheap bike. And again, I’m not saying the Carrera is a hot deal, I was just asked what I ride at the moment. I paid a lot less than £350 for it too.



Lol they've listed it about 100 times - full Sora groupset. Sora cranks, sora shifters, shimano cassette sora derailleurs etc.

But yeah I suspect the bike isn't great itself, certainly not £750 quid worth, lol. These cheap bikes are bid right up as demand has massively outstripped supply since covid
AngelFromHeathen23/05/2020 00:20

Lol they've listed it about 100 times - full Sora groupset. Sora cranks, …Lol they've listed it about 100 times - full Sora groupset. Sora cranks, sora shifters, shimano cassette sora derailleurs etc.But yeah I suspect the bike isn't great itself, certainly not £750 quid worth, lol. These cheap bikes are bid right up as demand has massively outstripped supply since covid


Yeah, the only spec listed is “Shimano Sora”. That’s not exactly a detailed spec. Wheels? Hubs? Bottom bracket? Bars? Nothing else mentioned. I think it’s just a cheap alloy road frame with this old Sora groupset bolted into to try and push up the price. It’s not particularly light for a “£750” bike, and the reviews I’ve found for Ammaco aren’t good.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
Hornyp23/05/2020 00:49

Comment deleted


I don’t understand who the hell you think you are!

Like I said, it’s my opinion. Who are you to tell people that their opinion is wrong? You sound like a proper bell end mate. Or maybe you don’t understand what the word “opinion” means? Either way, you’re coming across as a bit of a dick. Wind your neck in.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:33

Comment deleted



Wow, can you tell me why Ultegra bikes cost more than 105 bikes? I don't understand, they're both 11 speed and apparently the only difference between groupsets is the gears....

Sora is the next rung up from Claris. Most (if not all) components will be slightly lighter, or slightly better performing, or slightly smoother in operation. The same goes for Tiagro to 105, or 105 to Ultegra. The differences are small but they're there and enough to justify an increase in price.
khamito23/05/2020 01:46

Wow, can you tell me why Ultegra bikes cost more than 105 bikes? I don't …Wow, can you tell me why Ultegra bikes cost more than 105 bikes? I don't understand, they're both 11 speed and apparently the only difference between groupsets is the gears....Sora is the next rung up from Claris. Most (if not all) components will be slightly lighter, or slightly better performing, or slightly smoother in operation. The same goes for Tiagro to 105, or 105 to Ultegra. The differences are small but they're there and enough to justify an increase in price.


This bike is heavier. Just saying.

And it’s also the old Sora set.
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
Gazzie22/05/2020 22:25

I usually go off …I usually go off https://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/head-head-shimano-105-v-shimano-ultegra-201326...Going from the top, Shimano's current road groupsets are:• Dura-Ace• Ultegra• 105• Tiagra• Sora• Claris• Tourney



From the pictures though this looks like the very old Sora gear shifters, ie with thumbshifters rather than the paddles. That Sora hasn't been current for maybe 8-10 years so I'd argue that Claris (with the paddle shifters) is the better spec, even without the extra gear. Now the rest of the Sora groupset may well be better than what's in something like a virtuoso though, ie brakes and cranks, but not sure.
Hornyp23/05/2020 01:48

Comment deleted


See? A bell end.

Clearly you DON’T know what an opinion is. An opinion can’t be wrong. You can disagree with it, but you can’t say it’s wrong. It makes no sense. Go and look up “trolling” while you’re at it, because you don’t seem to understand what that is either.

Thanks for “excusing” me, you dick. Who the hell do you think you are? I’m not upset, you’re just acting like a prat.

Clearly my response to your daft “used is cheaper” comment upset you, but it was a stupid comment. You could post that comment on every single deal on here, what’s the point?

And then you try to get all snobby and pretentious! Haha. Yes, I’ve ridden plenty of high end bikes (and low end bikes), but my daily ride is my Virtuoso. I didn’t mention my bike to brag how good it was, it was YOU that asked me what I ride so that you could try and shame me. And failed. I’ve probably ridden more miles than you will ever ride, and have stripped and built more bikes than you would dream of. I speak from decades of experience, not from nonsense snobbery, branding and advertising like you seem to.

I DID actually read that journalist link you posted actually, it had no relevant information that I didn’t already know. I’ve worked on enough bikes to know for a fact that there is no way you would tell the difference between the Claris and Sora without looking at them. They ride very similar, except for the extra cog, which as I said you don’t miss on a ride.

Maybe stop reading articles and trying to brag about things you have no real world experience of, and trying to belittle people. At the price of this bike, there are plenty of options. There is no way this would ever be worth the RRP. But you won’t listen to that, because you want the heavier bike with the “better” sticker on the derailleur. Bless. I bet you have ALL the best branded Lycra on when you go for your monthly trundle. People like you are the reason people don’t like cyclists. And us normal cyclists can’t stand you either.

Have a great weekend. Maybe have a think at your attitude to people while your on your next ride out?
Edited by: "HorseBoxGuy" 23rd May
Dekard9722/05/2020 21:35

I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If …I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If you get into road cycling you're going to want something better than this pretty soon. I know some people believe you only need a decent bike if you're a professional, but it's important to enjoy your rides as much as possible especially if it's a new hobby.


Have you seen the price of second hand bikes lately? Lockdown has very much over inflated the 2nd hand bike market there are slim pickings though I'm sure the odd decent 2nd hand deal is out there.

Plus most the time buyers wont post and you end up travelling half way round the country to save a few quid.
I used to work for Cycle King, and built a few hundred bikes while I was there. I really couldn't recommend them at all unless you want a terrible cycling experience. It was so rare to unbox a bike that didn't have some for of damage or manufacturing defect. We frequently had customers come back in days after a sale demanding a refund after the bike breaking or suffering some defect, but the company policy was all sales were final and that we did not offer refunds.

The branded components might be okay, but every other part of the bike will be likly be poor.

Please avoid this "deal"
Looks like it's the old 5 arm Shimano Sora, not the new 4 arm crank version.

Also the spec says it's Tourney shifters.
40846447-vW4fw.jpg
Dekard9722/05/2020 21:35

I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If …I'd suggest spending a bit more or buying second hand at this price. If you get into road cycling you're going to want something better than this pretty soon. I know some people believe you only need a decent bike if you're a professional, but it's important to enjoy your rides as much as possible especially if it's a new hobby.

And a second hand bike will make you "enjoy your new hobby" how? Realising the guy who sold you it had patched up the puncture with super glue and that the seat clamp comes loose after 10 miles etc etc ?
Looks like a good deal . But 23mm tyres ( yes you can put slightly wider ones on) are as practical as wearing stilletos on the west highland way.
better off melted down

spend x2 second hand - enjoy the experience
Edited by: "logohigh" 23rd May
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:39

Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained b …Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained by someone who “knows nothing about them”. Not the best idea. Yes, you could get lucky, but more than likely you’ll need new tyres (maybe wheels), chain and probably bearings.For a novice getting into cycling, a cheap new bike is a better idea, before upgrading to a used higher spec bike imo.


Yay and neigh. You're gonna have to learn to maintain your shiny new bike anyway so might as well learn straight away with simple things like changing a chain.
HorseBoxGuy22/05/2020 22:39

Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained b …Yeah, you’re recommending buying a bike that has been used and maintained by someone who “knows nothing about them”. Not the best idea. Yes, you could get lucky, but more than likely you’ll need new tyres (maybe wheels), chain and probably bearings.For a novice getting into cycling, a cheap new bike is a better idea, before upgrading to a used higher spec bike imo.


The only two bikes I've bought new. One was a Schwinn that was rubbish. Beautiful but rubbish if hauled a.... The rear wheel buckled suddenly really badly. Made out of tin foil. Only cost £100 though on sale from here. The other was a ghost Kato 2.9 on sale got it for about £350 hydraulic brakes etc good but a Voodoo would have been better as my forks were sticky from the word go and the wheelset are very heavy. Would have been better getting a used bike to be honest as good quality parts don't really go bad. Just need adjusting most of the time
What I would say is that yes you could buy second hand and find the chain, groupset, brake pads and tyres need replacing. For this money it’s not bad, and the old “you’ll want better soon” is true. But I would also suggest that even if you spend £1500 after a while you will want something better.
fergee23/05/2020 21:17

What I would say is that yes you could buy second hand and find the chain, …What I would say is that yes you could buy second hand and find the chain, groupset, brake pads and tyres need replacing. For this money it’s not bad, and the old “you’ll want better soon” is true. But I would also suggest that even if you spend £1500 after a while you will want something better.


Personally I find my road bike more than sufficient. It's pretty decent but I wouldn't want anything better... However my MTB is a great bike just a bit bitter about certain cheap components and would like something a bit nicer consider the amount of time I spend on it and how long you keep a good bike. Definitely buy cheap buy twice applies for bikes.
Post a comment

Deal posting newbie! This is mightyfox first deal post. Help out by leaving a posting tip or just to show your appreciation for their contribution.

Avatar
@
    Text