Ex Pro Team (Lotto Soudal) Issue Ridley Bikes £2999 @ Merlin cycles
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Ex Pro Team (Lotto Soudal) Issue Ridley Bikes £2999 @ Merlin cycles

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Found 6th Jun
Ok not for all and expect the I could buy a car for that type comments. But these are around 50% off. Okay they'll have a few miles in them but have been maintained perfectly. Also has a nice bit of history
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I know these will be good bikes but these will have been thrashed - I have been to many pro-rides and seen when the bike goes wrong and its thrown to the side. I would rather get something with less bragging rights but in new condition
The bike pictured is £4999 FYI
Well I know most non bike people will view this and vote cold because of the price. But heat from me. It's a lot of bike for the money if you ride at this level. Nice
Bike cheapskate comments in 3..2..1
Could get a uni cycle cheaper
The.Crew.Designs6th Jun

I know these will be good bikes but these will have been thrashed - I have …I know these will be good bikes but these will have been thrashed - I have been to many pro-rides and seen when the bike goes wrong and its thrown to the side. I would rather get something with less bragging rights but in new condition


Or alternatively it might be one of those that sits on top of the team car and it's racked up all its miles in a roof rack. I honestly can't see a massive team like Lotto Soudal skimping on parts and servicing.
What's wrong with one from Halfords?
How many times have you seen a pro team mechanic pointing a pressure washer straight at the bottom bracket?

I'll pass thanks.
WhiteishNoise10 m ago

How many times have you seen a pro team mechanic pointing a pressure …How many times have you seen a pro team mechanic pointing a pressure washer straight at the bottom bracket? I'll pass thanks.



You know BB's are cheap and replaceable right?
Vanderlust35 m ago

You know BB's are cheap and replaceable right?


It's an example of the way they treat these bikes because they don't need them to last.
WhiteishNoise58 m ago

How many times have you seen a pro team mechanic pointing a pressure …How many times have you seen a pro team mechanic pointing a pressure washer straight at the bottom bracket? I'll pass thanks.


Er..... Never .. all bike enthusiasts and pros alike we all know it's one of the deadly sins . At the tour of Britain I only ever saw the machanic's hand washing the frames.

I agree it's a sin but it's easy to find footage of them doing this.



1 minute into that video.
johnnystorm2 h, 20 m ago

Or alternatively it might be one of those that sits on top of the team car …Or alternatively it might be one of those that sits on top of the team car and it's racked up all its miles in a roof rack. I honestly can't see a massive team like Lotto Soudal skimping on parts and servicing.



Very true but not sure if they are rotated so all get some use

Its a gamble - you could get a LOT of bike with no thrashing or you could get a LOT of bike that has been trashed to an inch of its life
WhiteishNoise35 m ago

It's an example of the way they treat these bikes because they don't need …It's an example of the way they treat these bikes because they don't need them to last.



What exactly won't be lasting here other than some grease in the bottom bracket or hub?

The mechanics do an excellent job of looking after these bikes. On top of that, some parts will have barely any wear at all as dependant on budget, things like cassettes and chains hardly see any use whatsoever.
I’m sure it’s a good deal, however as a non-cyclist I must say 3K for a bike WTF.
Can I get this on the Cycle To Work?
TBC153 h, 9 m ago

I’m sure it’s a good deal, however as a non-cyclist I must say 3K for a bik …I’m sure it’s a good deal, however as a non-cyclist I must say 3K for a bike WTF.


Yeah, it's not cheap but it's like anything. You want the very best and there is the law of diminishing returns. You can buy a great TV for 500-1000 quid. To get the best might be five times that, but it won't be 5x better, If you see what I mean.
TBC153 h, 35 m ago

I’m sure it’s a good deal, however as a non-cyclist I must say 3K for a bik …I’m sure it’s a good deal, however as a non-cyclist I must say 3K for a bike WTF.


So 6x the cost of maybe the most basic entry level proper road bike? Could you buy a year old second hand F1 car for 6 x the cost of a basic car? The cheapest Canon SLR on Jessops is £299 the most expensive is £5k (so probably more than £1800 a year old second hand).
rob1987hughes6 h, 34 m ago

What's wrong with one from Halfords?


nothing. And you can wear matalan jeans and drive a base level hyundai if you want.
I appreciate good bikes but I do believe the view others have shared - I can just see Pro teams not looking after these once they’ve served their useful purpose. Why are they being sold to the public and not given to charity auctions or offered to family/friends of the racers. I think you’re better off spending that £3000 on a lesser bike but brand new so you know the history.

I have many friends who won’t touch any ‘second hand carbon’ for bike parts, I kind of see why, though it never bothered me.
plewis009 h, 33 m ago

I appreciate good bikes but I do believe the view others have shared - I …I appreciate good bikes but I do believe the view others have shared - I can just see Pro teams not looking after these once they’ve served their useful purpose. Why are they being sold to the public and not given to charity auctions or offered to family/friends of the racers. I think you’re better off spending that £3000 on a lesser bike but brand new so you know the history.I have many friends who won’t touch any ‘second hand carbon’ for bike parts, I kind of see why, though it never bothered me.


I wouldn't necessarily buy used carbon parts, mainly as you can't tell if they are genuine or AliExpress copies. But buying from Merlin I'd be confident. There's a great video on YouTube of Mike Burrows hitting carbon frames with a hammer. He explains that carbon doesn't fatigue, it's either OK or its broken. Failures are catastrophic or not. Unless of course it's fake stuff stuffed with old news paper!
WhiteishNoise22 h, 6 m ago

[Video] I agree it's a sin but it's easy to find footage of them doing …[Video] I agree it's a sin but it's easy to find footage of them doing this.[Video] 1 minute into that video.


LOL your wrong... what you see in the video is not a JET WASH . it has no jet was lance on it. its a portable bike washer,
here is a google link .. portable bike washer link its battery or mains powered but its only a very small amount of pressure. so it can not damage bike seals ect.. if you also look at him cleaning the bike with the bike washer in his hand he uses the bike wash to wet his own hand, try doing that with a jet wash with a lance on it, the average jet was is about 80 psi and at that psi it will cut your skin.
Edited by: "winter_zombie" 7th Jun
Andre Greipel's bike. Nice! They all look a little bit 'lived in' for my liking. Kinda cool though.

A lot of the drivetrain components are new, so not too much wear and tear. Worth noting that the electronic gears don't seem to come with battery chargers.
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