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CALIBRE Stitch Urban Bike £319.20 @ Blacks
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CALIBRE Stitch Urban Bike £319.20 @ Blacks

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Posted 11th Apr

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Pretty good spec for the money, 7% topcashback so sub £300 delivered. Sizes M, L, XL at time of posting
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Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:36

For this price range I'd personally go decathlon


Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a link to an equivalent priced bike from Decathlon with a similar or greater spec?
Thanks
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:53

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.html


Anything that's directly comparable? That's got drop bars, I prefer flat for my usage.
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For this price range I'd personally go decathlon
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:36

For this price range I'd personally go decathlon


Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a link to an equivalent priced bike from Decathlon with a similar or greater spec?
Thanks
This is really good value. Only letdown for me is the lack of rock mounts
Perfect for work, not too heavy as well considering the price point
rugman11/04/2020 12:45

Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a …Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a link to an equivalent priced bike from Decathlon with a similar or greater spec?Thanks


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rugman11/04/2020 12:45

Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a …Thanks for your opinion... perhaps your would be kind enough to provide a link to an equivalent priced bike from Decathlon with a similar or greater spec?Thanks


Cheapest Decathlon hybrid with hydraulic disc brakes seems to be £380, but has some 'B'Twin' (ie own-branded) drivetrain components. This has a Claris drivetrain so unless I'm missing something, this is the better deal.
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:36

For this price range I'd personally go decathlon


I really rate decathlon bikes they are very well made and good looking modern bikes too
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:53

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.html


Anything that's directly comparable? That's got drop bars, I prefer flat for my usage.
Al200111/04/2020 12:56

Cheapest Decathlon hybrid with hydraulic disc brakes seems to be £380, but …Cheapest Decathlon hybrid with hydraulic disc brakes seems to be £380, but has some 'B'Twin' (ie own-branded) drivetrain components. This has a Claris drivetrain so unless I'm missing something, this is the better deal.


Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just as good.

Decathlon also offers lifetime frame warranty.

And I just prefer them.
1982john11/04/2020 12:50

This is really good value. Only letdown for me is the lack of rock mounts


yep agreed, athough can be resolved cheaply by the use of p-clips and a seatpost clamp with rack mounts
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This is for sale on GoOutdoors isn't it?

I think it is a good bike for the spec - got nice brakes than, for example, the bottom 2 or 4 Specialized Sirrus's - which cost a heck of a lot more. But, as @1982john pointed out, it lacks rack mounts. I would go for it otherwise.
Looks great for the money to me
I am with the OP this is better than anythung Decathlon have in the price range, maybe not the case if we were talking the original £600 though.
Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better than the carrera subway 2 at Halfords?

halfords.com/bik…tml
dr_mj_9911/04/2020 13:53

Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better …Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better than the carrera subway 2 at Halfords?https://www.halfords.com/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-subway-2-hybrid-bike---s-m-l-frames-651787.html


Look for the groupset it comes with and bike weight. Depending on usage tyre width (generally fatter is quicker and comfier I.e. 32mm Vs 19mm)
dr_mj_9911/04/2020 13:53

Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better …Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better than the carrera subway 2 at Halfords?https://www.halfords.com/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-subway-2-hybrid-bike---s-m-l-frames-651787.html


This has 700c wheels and better tyres, aluminium fork, and in some areas better components, but if the advertised weights are accurate, this bike is 3kg lighter, which you will notice especially when riding up hills
Can't quite figure out what size I should go for, I'm 5'10 but no guidance on the website which I should go for. Any ideas?
Ordered, almost bought yesterday at £340
TopCashback already confirmed tracking at £18.62

Good deal for £300.58
Fazmatazz11/04/2020 14:25

Can't quite figure out what size I should go for, I'm 5'10 but no guidance …Can't quite figure out what size I should go for, I'm 5'10 but no guidance on the website which I should go for. Any ideas?


Here you go:

calibrebicycles.com/bik…ch/
grayhm11/04/2020 14:50

Here you go:http://calibrebicycles.com/bike/stitch/


Yeah that’s the same guide as what I had when I purchased my last bike but seems too big the one I got
I’m 6ft what size would I aim at and can anyone recommend a decent lightweight mountain bike? I don’t like the cycle handlebars, so many options out there so appreciate your advices guys
My son has one. Really nice to ride. We looked at Decathlon and Halfords but this was way better than anything for the same price.
With Hydrolic brakes & not cable, Heat from me
Looks good!
XL only left dammit
I am 6ft 5in would I be ok with this bike ? If not any recommendations ?
dr_mj_9911/04/2020 13:53

Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better …Looking to get a bike, unsure what to look for but would this be better than the carrera subway 2 at Halfords?https://www.halfords.com/bikes/hybrid-bikes/carrera-subway-2-hybrid-bike---s-m-l-frames-651787.html


You need to define what you'll use it for before anyone can give a sensible answer to that question.
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:58

Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just …Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just as good. Decathlon also offers lifetime frame warranty.And I just prefer them.


Nope Tourney is bottom of the pile

That lifetime warranty is only if you use the bike as supported although unfortunately if you are above 13 stone Decathlon do not support you using this bike (the majority of male UK adults)


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Aquacadabra11/04/2020 14:10

Look for the groupset it comes with and bike weight. Depending on usage …Look for the groupset it comes with and bike weight. Depending on usage tyre width (generally fatter is quicker and comfier I.e. 32mm Vs 19mm)



Whilst comfort is most certainly a factor on why most would compromise making you quicker is not. The wider the contact point the greater the resistance coupled with the additional weight and is why fat bikes are not going to be winning the Tour de France any time soon. Even the Paris-Roubaix (cobbled race for those unaware) has most riders in this event (professionals seeking speed over comfort) in 27mm to 30mm tyres.

As to anything below 23mm you got to go back quite a number of years to see anything as low as you are quoting for sale new.
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:58

Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just …Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just as good. Decathlon also offers lifetime frame warranty.And I just prefer them.


That makes no sense at all when you see btwin on components that is mainly because they are low end I don't have a recognised brand themselves or the brand is known as being cheap or low end. Lots of btwin bikes have junk components at the bottom end and not only that but btwin has probably had more frame recalls than any major brand even though they have the lowest weight limits of any brand at 100kg total load on most of their bikes. Many of the sub £100 bikes have microshift twist shifters which are ok but definitely well inferior to Shimano. As for Claris vs an 8 speed Microshift derailleur from what I have seen they are generally regarded inbetween Tourney and Claris in quality and clearly are only on the bike because they are cheaper. Some bike ranges have Microshift on lower models and Claris on their higher models.

Also the bike you linked to has very limited gearing. It used to come with a freewheel but at least now its got a cassette but the cassette is only 12-28 and with a single front chain ring the gearing is very limited, it will be slow on the flats and difficult up hills. I have to applaud Decathlon from moving away from the freewheel but it should be 11-34, 7 speed cassette not 12-28 but at least it will be much stronger.

In my opinion like any brand you have to be careful what you are buying and many Decathlon bikes are poor value and best avoided and some are great value but you must always factor in the certified weight limits of Decathlon which are very low hence issues with frame recalls and frames collapsing in high numbers. When a brand is forced to recall frames you know a very high number have failed normally beyond the industry accepted failure rates which I think are 4% or less possibly far lower. When people recommend buying a bike on brand that is a sure sign of someone who isn't clued up at all in my opinion. I love Giant bikes and probably made in the most advanced factories but at the bottom end where they are struggling to compete on price some of their entry level bikes are pure junk with freewheels and other compromised components even if the frame itself is very high quality for the price. It never makes sense in my opinion to recommend by brand only because every brand has lemons and pricing of bikes can vary so much.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 11th Apr
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 12:58

Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just …Claris is bottom of the pile, Microshift and btwin components will be just as good. Decathlon also offers lifetime frame warranty.And I just prefer them.


Yet the bike you linked to has the actual bottom of the pile Tourney!
johnnystorm11/04/2020 17:51

Yet the bike you linked to has the actual bottom of the pile Tourney!


They are all crap at the level.
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 17:51

They are all crap at the level.


Claris is a lot less crappy than Tourney. Compared to the bike you linked to this Calibre is better in every way and the extra money would be well spent.
johnnystorm11/04/2020 17:53

Claris is a lot less crappy than Tourney. Compared to the bike you linked …Claris is a lot less crappy than Tourney. Compared to the bike you linked to this Calibre is better in every way and the extra money would be well spent.


Anything below Tiagra is just crap.
For this price I would want it to come with pedals.
scallygally11/04/2020 17:56

For this price I would want it to come with pedals.


Quite apart from the reasons why half decent bikes don't come with pedals the spec on this says it does. Probably horrible plastic ones but they'll donfor a bit.
Aquacadabra11/04/2020 17:56

Anything below Tiagra is just crap.


Claris really isnt that bad at all.
Is the maximum weight a big issue for bikes? I’m about 115kg
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So gutted I missed out on this, Been after a solid bike for this price range.
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