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Giant 0 Ultegra Roadbike £829 @ winstanleys bikes
Giant 0 Ultegra Roadbike £829 @ winstanleys bikes

Giant 0 Ultegra Roadbike £829 @ winstanleys bikes

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Looking to get a new bike, think this seems pretty good?

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Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over.

Sheesh.

lolyehright

Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over. Sheesh.



which car can you get for this price inclusive of insurance tax mot etc?

surprise me by replying with a link X)

Another bland white colour bike.

amazing price. the groupset along is £500 Quid's worth.

Decent price. I bought the TCR SL1 with full Ultegra which is Giants alloy made frame which comes in lighter than quite a number of carbon bikes. Don't let alloy put you off. This seems a very good price, just a shame on the colour scheme.

It's a fair price, but not carbon save a bit longer and get a tcr, or even a tcr on 105 for the same money

Judosteffer

amazing price. the groupset along is £500 Quid's worth.



That's for full Ultegra. This bike has a FSA chainset and some basic Shimano brake callipers. Still a decent price, just not quite the Ultegra bargain it at first appears.

flopstocks

What about this … What about this one?http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBPXSLPRIV22C/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-rival-22-road-bike



Saw one of these today ... Look great

Original Poster

Think I will go for the Planet X also

Any idea of the planet X frame sizes - is their large a 58cm etc. - can't find frame geometry anywhere...

Yeah Planet X frame large is about 56/58. I had a medium which is the same as about a 54/55cm.
They are nice bikes the Planet X but the carbon layering is not the best and the frame is twitchy and flexes. You would be better with a high end alloy framed bike or a better carbon frame with lower spec groupset.

Original Poster

I was about to plunge for the plannet x, now you have put me off again lol

flopstocks

I was about to plunge for the plannet x, now you have put me off again lol



Read the reviews - fair few giving it a great rating for an entry carbon

Original Poster

Yeah it's a lot of bike for the money. Been looking at second hand bikes around here, but anything with 105 seems to be over the £300 mark, that's with an alloy frame.

Decisions, decisions

As well as Planet X, don't forget Ribble or Dolan.

Original Poster

Just gone for the planet X, should be a big improvement over my old Carrera Virtuoso

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame??

Thankyou

Original Poster

I went for planetx based on this, is £50 cheaper if you get the prebuilt version.

m.hotukdeals.com/dea…875

chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou



I bought an Endurace CF (with the Ultegra groupset) from Canyon for my first bike, however they do have aluminium frames & they are all well specced. As seen here!
As mentioned before in this thread, as well as Planet X you also have Ribble & Dolan, also worth a mention are Rose Bikes too.
Edited by: "csidewolf" 29th Dec 2015

chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou


Erm, Ribble bike. Go on their site and customise your own. Good value. Very good value.

chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou



If I was you and its a starter bike, get the best frame you can afford, even the cheaper groupset (sora and possibly claris) are really good. Much easier to upgrade parts as you progress than the frame.

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lolyehright

Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over


Get yourself a job, they're great for things like this. I have 3 bikes, a car and still have money left over


chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou

chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou



The frameset is most important as everything else can be upgraded and replaced when worn out.

Don't assume carbon is always better than alu alloy, a well made alu frame is way better than cheap carbon.

chrisf74

Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, … Can anyone recommend a starter road bike please?? Max budget of £1000, rather better components than carbon frame?? Thankyou



In a word no.

The best advice given to me was to get myself down to a decent bike shop that has a good selection and get them to do a bike fit. This will consist of them measuring various parts of your body to calculate the ideal bike frame size for you.

What the bike shop did next was to take my personal data and align it against a number of bikes and only then will it come back with which bikes work for you and which bikes don't.

For the bike I originally thought I was going to purchase it didn't work for me dimensionally, as I was between 2 frame sizes.

The bike they came up with fitted perfectly and I have been riding for the past 4 years now with no problems.

The bike fit would have cost around £100, but it was refunded against the cost of the bike.

Also, if you can check out the cycle to work scheme, another way to save money on the bike purchase.

EDIT: Forgot to say, the bike I purchased was the Giant Defy 2 and it's still going strong 5 years later.
Edited by: "mbailey" 1st Jan 2015

lolyehright

Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over. Sheesh.



I took your advice and got stuck in traffic, no problem I thought I'll go over the railway bridge then I realised it was way too small for me to get my car over, if only I'd kept my bike

I opted for the planet x pro carbon SRAM22. great full carbon bike with decent group set for less than £1000.

also planet x will do not on a bike to work scheme so a bike tax saving as well.

win win!

Gonzo_K_46

It's a fair price, but not carbon save a bit longer and get a tcr, or … It's a fair price, but not carbon save a bit longer and get a tcr, or even a tcr on 105 for the same money



Does carbon really make any difference at all over a good aluminum frame? Sure very high quality low weight carbon frames are good for pro's and ranked amateurs for on road racing but that would barely cover 1k people in the whole of the UK...

mbailey

In a word no.The best advice given to me was to get myself down to a … In a word no.The best advice given to me was to get myself down to a decent bike shop that has a good selection and get them to do a bike fit. This will consist of them measuring various parts of your body to calculate the ideal bike frame size for you.What the bike shop did next was to take my personal data and align it against a number of bikes and only then will it come back with which bikes work for you and which bikes don't.For the bike I originally thought I was going to purchase it didn't work for me dimensionally, as I was between 2 frame sizes.The bike they came up with fitted perfectly and I have been riding for the past 4 years now with no problems.The bike fit would have cost around £100, but it was refunded against the cost of the bike.Also, if you can check out the cycle to work scheme, another way to save money on the bike purchase.EDIT: Forgot to say, the bike I purchased was the Giant Defy 2 and it's still going strong 5 years later.



The alternative is get a cheaper one second hand after sitting on a few to check the handlebar reach and then work out what you would really want. Then a bike fit would be good but to some degree it's what works for your back flexibility, any knee issues etc.

I would research what bike shops can provide a good bike fit. I am not sure that all LBS (local bike shops) can.

Hiring a bike for a day might also be good option if that is available locally.

lolyehright

Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over. Sheesh.



Coming to think of it, my wife's car cost less than my bike...although I've upgraded my bike quite a bit. The thing is, some insurance companies (I say companies I mean crooks), want me to pay more insurance than the car is worth. Some even want to charge twice what it's worth. Then the road tax, and tyres, MOT...all for a car that doesn't go very far. I do more miles on my bike than she does in her car.
And complain as she does about driving in this country (she learned to drive in the US), I have to agree with her that some roads are better suited to the size of a horse or a bike than a bus.

More cars = more pollution
More bikes = more healthy population

Make sure the bike fits is the most important thing.

After that its the frame that matters. Alloy or carbon, doesn't really matter for the majority. As mentioned above dont be put off by Tiagra or Sora, or Claris depending on your budget. End of season sales throw up some real bargains in componentry. Go Tiagra and buy a bit of ultegra in the sales each season.

The best upgrade after frame is wheels. You get some pretty average wheels on bikes.

afroylnt

I would research what bike shops can provide a good bike fit. I am not … I would research what bike shops can provide a good bike fit. I am not sure that all LBS (local bike shops) can.



Forgot to mention that, yes definitely get a recommendation from local cyclists about a decent LBS. Not all shops are the same and offer the same service.

Also worth getting a feel for a prices each shop sells for - I went in one shop and the cheapest price was around £1500, and that was 4 years ago.

Also another thing the bike shop I purchased my bike from said that after the bike fit I could take the bike and ride it and if it didn't work for me they would exchange it for something else. I know not all shops will do that so worth checking.

I know HUKD is all about deals and best prices, but for me going for the cheapest price when purchasing a bike wasn't the only consideration.

lolyehright

Alternatively, get a car with that and have money left over. Sheesh.



Sold my car 2 years ago and now do 5000 miles a year on my £1000 bike. factoring in clothing, tyres etc 2 year spend approx £1300. so that's 13p a mile.

10000 miles in a car over 2 years anyone like to put a figure on that? .... let alone my health is much better and that = priceless

RegDab

Make sure the bike fits is the most important thing.After that its the … Make sure the bike fits is the most important thing.After that its the frame that matters. Alloy or carbon, doesn't really matter for the majority. As mentioned above dont be put off by Tiagra or Sora, or Claris depending on your budget. End of season sales throw up some real bargains in componentry. Go Tiagra and buy a bit of ultegra in the sales each season. The best upgrade after frame is wheels. You get some pretty average wheels on bikes.



If I was buying now for £1k I would go for a 22 speed with 11-32 cassette; this means you don't have to large a gap between each gear and also a good low range for longer rides that have steep hills etc sportives.

I know next to nothing about wheels but remain a bit skeptical of the benefits of upgrading beyond maybe getting some that are strong but have a little give in them to produce a slightly more comfortable ride..

I can recommend Winstanley's. I ordered a new mountain bike at 13:30 on Tuesday, it arrived before 9am the next day.

Good price. But honestly I would not buy this frame with such a high groupset. It's a very good frame indeed. But for this sort of money you can get decent carbon. Even entry level Giant carbon if you're lucky.
If you want alu, I'd go for Defy 1 with 105 and invest in a wheelset upgrade.

afroylnt

If I was buying now for £1k I would go for a 22 speed with 11-32 cassette; … If I was buying now for £1k I would go for a 22 speed with 11-32 cassette; this means you don't have to large a gap between each gear and also a good low range for longer rides that have steep hills etc sportives.I know next to nothing about wheels but remain a bit skeptical of the benefits of upgrading beyond maybe getting some that are strong but have a little give in them to produce a slightly more comfortable ride..



Bear in mind if you wanted to change the rear cassette to a 11-32 from say a 11-28 then you would most likely need to change the rear derailleur from the small cage(which has a maximum rear cog size of 28 tooth) to medium cage (max 32t). Cheap to do but still a bit more hassle than just changing the rear cassette.

basergorkobal

Good price. But honestly I would not buy this frame with such a high … Good price. But honestly I would not buy this frame with such a high groupset. It's a very good frame indeed. But for this sort of money you can get decent carbon. Even entry level Giant carbon if you're lucky. If you want alu, I'd go for Defy 1 with 105 and invest in a wheelset upgrade.



but what would be the benefit of;
a) carbon over good aluminum
b) a wheel upgrade?
assuming you are not a ranked UK road cyclist or a top cat racer? and by benefit I mean significant benefit; 10 seconds quicker over 1 hours cycling is not significant unless you are racing...

jazid

Bear in mind if you wanted to change the rear cassette to a 11-32 from … Bear in mind if you wanted to change the rear cassette to a 11-32 from say a 11-28 then you would most likely need to change the rear derailleur from the small cage(which has a maximum rear cog size of 28 tooth) to medium cage (max 32t). Cheap to do but still a bit more hassle than just changing the rear cassette.



A fair point which is why I would personally buy a bike that ships with a 11-32.
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