BeOne Diablo Race Road Bike from merlin cycles for £879.94 with delivery
46°Expired

BeOne Diablo Race Road Bike from merlin cycles for £879.94 with delivery

15
Found 19th Jul 2014
hi this is my first post here I have just saw this deal on merlin cycles seems like a good price to me for a full carbon frame with full Shimano 105 groupset the full specs are:
Frame: BeOne Carbon Diablo Race
• Fork: BeOne Full Carbon fork 1,5" Tapered steerer
• Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 1-1/8"-1.5" 36/45° integrated
• Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105, RD-5700 Black
• Front Derailleur: Shimano 105, FD-5703 Black
• Shifters: Shimano 105, ST-5703
• Brake Levers: Shimano 105, ST-5703
• Brakes: Shimano 105, BR-5700 Black
• Hubs: Shimano 105 5700 Black
• Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5700 12-25T
• Rims: Mavic CXP 22 S Black
• Tires: Grand Prix 4000s 25mm
• Cranks: Shimano 105 FC-5703 Black
• Chainrings: 50-39-30T
• Chain: Shimano CN5600
• Bottom Bracket: Shimano PF 86,5
• Stem: FSA ST-OS-190LX
• Handlebar: FSA Omega Compact HB-RD-300S
• Saddle: Selle Italia X1
• Seatpost: FSA SP-SL-282 20mm setback 31,6x350
• Seatpostclamp: Superlight Road clamp 34,9mm
• Pedals: No pedals
• Colour: Matte Black - White
• Weight: 8,4 kg
also can get 3.03% with topcashback.

15 Comments

Fairly heavy for a carbon set up. My Shimano 105 AL set up is a kg lighter although a new wheelset would reduce the weight of this by a fair bit.

Not voted, reasonable deal but just not for me.

I think it's great deal. I'd sell the wheels or keep for winter, stick some campagnolo zonda wheels on and conti four seasons tyres and it'll be well under 8 kilos.

konkywonky

Fairly heavy for a carbon set up. My Shimano 105 AL set up is a kg … Fairly heavy for a carbon set up. My Shimano 105 AL set up is a kg lighter although a new wheelset would reduce the weight of this by a fair bit.Not voted, reasonable deal but just not for me.



8.4kg is about average for a carbon bike in this price range. Many of the big brands have bikes even heavier. I'm curious where you managed to find a comparable 105 AL weighing just 7.4kg.

be one bikes are Dutch. they seem to fair very well in reviews. roadcyclinguk.com/rid…tml

Original Poster

konkywonky

Fairly heavy for a carbon set up. My Shimano 105 AL set up is a kg … Fairly heavy for a carbon set up. My Shimano 105 AL set up is a kg lighter although a new wheelset would reduce the weight of this by a fair bit.Not voted, reasonable deal but just not for me.



What bike have you got please.havent much of a idea on road bikes I'm total novice so didnt know if was a good deal or not could I get a lighter alloy bike.undecided weather go alloy or carbon.what is best in your opinion. Love hear other peolpe views to please.

markstokeshughes80

What bike have you got please.havent much of a idea on road bikes I'm … What bike have you got please.havent much of a idea on road bikes I'm total novice so didnt know if was a good deal or not could I get a lighter alloy bike.undecided weather go alloy or carbon.what is best in your opinion. Love hear other peolpe views to please.



Probably better off asking for advice on a cycling forum than on a deal website. There are so many write ups on this, you need to spend some time researching and trying bikes out in your LBS.

Try this for starters.... road.cc/con…ike

awastedyouth

8.4kg is about average for a carbon bike in this price range. Many of the … 8.4kg is about average for a carbon bike in this price range. Many of the big brands have bikes even heavier. I'm curious where you managed to find a comparable 105 AL weighing just 7.4kg.



It probably is about average at this price. I've just never understood the appeal of cheap carbon, it's not any lighter/stiffer than a good aluminium frame.

My Canyon Ultimate AL 7.0 is just over 7.4kg although it was slightly more expensive than this.

I'd rather have a Canyon Roadlite 6.0 over this though. Better wheelset, finishing kit and a VCLS seatpost which is £120 on it's own. Just my opinion, I appreciate others will prefer this.



Edited by: "konkywonky" 19th Jul 2014

Original Poster

konkywonky

8.4kg is about average for a carbon bike in this price range. Many of the … 8.4kg is about average for a carbon bike in this price range. Many of the big brands have bikes even heavier. I'm curious where you managed to find a comparable 105 AL weighing just 7.4kg.



It probably is about average at this price. I've just never understood the appeal of cheap carbon, it's not any lighter/stiffer than a good aluminium frame.

My Canyon Ultimate AL 7.0 is just over 7.4kg although it was slightly more expensive than this.

I'd rather have a Canyon Roadlite 6.0 over this though. Better wheelset, finishing kit and a VCLS seatpost which is £120 on it's own. Just my opinion, I appreciate others will prefer this.



Thanks for info so would this be a cheapily made carbon frame would that mean it would be easier to break? Is alloy better than carbon?I allways thought carbon was stronger but as I said I'm a complete novice so havent a clue which is better.I would be using the bike to commute to work every day mon-fri and a sun it is a 14mile round trip what in your opinion would be best any info on this be great cheers

I always find it amusing hearing people compare bike weights (especialy on forums where no one actually owns the said bike, and therefore haven't actually weighed it themselves)


Many manufacturers will provide the weight of their bike, but what they either won't say or tuck away in the small print is that the given weight is for the smallest frame in the range and usually without tyres and bar tape for some reason. Don't forget that you will then have to add on a set of pedals too. So in reality a bike with a quoted weight of 8.5kg will come in closer to 9.7kg when it's actually road ready, and then you might want to fit a computer, a small saddle bag complete with multi tool, spare tube, CO2 cannister etc etc). Don't forget your bottle cages and 2 full 750ml bottles (that's 1.5kg right there).

With all that in mind the bike now weighs over 12kg, but you can bang on about your bike being a kilo less than others (as stated) like it makes all the difference, when in fact it's the huge lump that you then plonk oin the saddle.


With regards to road bike weights and pricing, it's cheaper just to lose a few kg off your body than to be chasing the fairytale numbers that are provided on a website somewhere.




Sorry, I kinds got carried away there.
Edited by: "JohnnyChimpo" 19th Jul 2014

Banned

Good deal, but I would sell the whole bike and get a proper bike, the kind real men ride, an MTB

And as far as carbon vs alloy......

The alloy bike will be hardier, but will be more tireing to ride over long distances (80+ miles) on our roads. The carbon bikes will have more flex designed into the seatstays etc so will absorb a lot of the road imperfections, whereas the alloy bike will transfer this feeling right up your spine and will ultimately feel harsh.


For my commute to work, I use my alloy framed bike, leaving my carbon for proper riding.

Nice find,ignore some of the silly comments you get on here,this is a great bike for the money with full 105!

Original Poster

thanks all comments im guessing people don't see this as such a hot deal?? would I be better off looking at a good alloy frame rather than carbon?? does anyone know of any better deals about they could post please?

BACONIZGUD4ME

Good deal, but I would sell the whole bike and get a proper bike, the … Good deal, but I would sell the whole bike and get a proper bike, the kind real men ride, an MTB


Are you the type that's wipes mud on your face and tells your mrs you rode down some big hills
Your a real man!!!!!

All cyclists should be just cyclists!
Stick together !!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text