MEKK PINEROLO AL ZR ROAD BIKE - ALU FRAME  / CARBON FORK / SHIMANO CLARIS & SORA  £369 delivered @ Rutland Cycling
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MEKK PINEROLO AL ZR ROAD BIKE - ALU FRAME / CARBON FORK / SHIMANO CLARIS & SORA £369 delivered @ Rutland Cycling

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Found 19th Apr 2014
Decent entry level road bike with alloy frame and carbon fork . Shimano Claris / Sora components.

+ Quidco 3%

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The Carbon fork not only saves weight but also provides a more comfortable ride by helping to absorb vibration off the road.

Shimano Sora/ Claris groupset provides a smooth and reliable gear shift for maximum performance on any gradient.

Finally a high quality Mekk branded finishing kit, Vittoria tyres and KMC chain give this bike a quality finish down to the last component.

Frame: Single Butted Tubing, Mudguards and Rack Mountable

Fork: 3K carbon fork (aluminum steerer) with Mudguard Eyes

Sizes: 47, 50, 53, 56, 59cm

Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro 23 x 700

Wheelset: Shimano R500

Shifters: Shimano Claris

Front derailleur: Shimano Claris

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora

Crank: Mekk 50 / 34 - 172.5

Casette: Shimano 8-SPEED 12-32T

Chain: KMC Shimano Silver 8 speed

Saddle: Mekk Race Lite

SeatPost: Mekk Alu Lite Wet Black

Handlebar: Mekk Alu Lite compact Wet Black

Stem: Mekk Alu Lite Wet Black

Headset: Nico Steel / Aluminum

Brakeset: Mekk Dual Pivot Brake Set, Cartridge Pads

Tape: Velo Mekk Gel Tape

20 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.mekkbicycles.com/pi/AL_ZR_big.jpg

how does this compare to the triban 500 as I am looking to buy the triban but if this is specked better I might consider. my only concern is buying on line as I like a physical shop to go back to

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darren hardie

how does this compare to the triban 500 as I am looking to buy the triban … how does this compare to the triban 500 as I am looking to buy the triban but if this is specked better I might consider. my only concern is buying on line as I like a physical shop to go back to



Looks like the Triban was equipped in Sora 2013 and is possibly lighter.However I know nothing about Decathlon's basic wheelset whereas here, you are getting fairly good entry class Shimano R500. It's really hard to compare other components.
The Decathlon's bike is also more expensive.Both are definitely good value bikes and will serve well.
I like Rutland but If you value the local service I would probably play safe and go with Triban.

To add some confusion have a look at this bike too hotukdeals.com/dea…565
Edited by: "7777777" 19th Apr 2014

darren hardie

how does this compare to the triban 500 as I am looking to buy the triban … how does this compare to the triban 500 as I am looking to buy the triban but if this is specked better I might consider. my only concern is buying on line as I like a physical shop to go back to



Not sure where you're based but if you go to the Rutland Cycling page you can then check stock at one of their stores so you can go and try it out. Not sure about the components but the Triban looks like a slightly more comfortable geometry.

Rutland cycling is a superb shop that I visited for the first time last week and was ultra impressed.

This is a great buy for that sort of budget. Can't go wrong

any cheaper road bikes? im doing the London to Brighton charity race and im looking for a road bike currently training on my mountain bike.

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wzzzupB

any cheaper road bikes? im doing the London to Brighton charity race and … any cheaper road bikes? im doing the London to Brighton charity race and im looking for a road bike currently training on my mountain bike.



decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml

decathlon.co.uk/tri…tml

merlincycles.com/mer…tml

halfords.com/web…710

tredz.co.uk/.Cl…htm (use cod SAVE15 to get it for £285)


Anything cheaper most likely will not be fit for purpose, alternatively look for used one.




Edited by: "7777777" 19th Apr 2014


7777777

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.htmlhttp://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-road-bike-white-id_8239800.htmlhttp://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-s2200-road-bike-55807.htmlhttp://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_1001523_langId_-1_categoryId_165710http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Claud-Butler-Levante-2013-Flat-Bar-Road-Bike_62463.htm (use cod SAVE15 to get it for £285) Anything cheaper most likely will not be fit for purpose, alternatively look for used one.



Appreciate the advice, i understand you get what you pay for. But for one charity event I dont think I want to go all out with expensive bike. I have been trying to look on ebay for used bikes but cant find anything good near me. Thanks for your recommendations, ill take a look at them.

also look on gumtree for a used road bike as my husband picked one up from there rather than ebay.

Nice find,i have always got my bike from Rutland,superb company,amazing service,and very competitive price wise! Great bike for the money,personally id go for this over a triban 500

lovely bike for the price.

Carbon fork and not another triban=hot.

heat added; its a steal - you couldnt mekk this deal up (sorry)

Nicky123

also look on gumtree for a used road bike as my husband picked one up … also look on gumtree for a used road bike as my husband picked one up from there rather than ebay.


Great place to find stolen bikes.

wzzzupB

Appreciate the advice, i understand you get what you pay for. But for one … Appreciate the advice, i understand you get what you pay for. But for one charity event I dont think I want to go all out with expensive bike. I have been trying to look on ebay for used bikes but cant find anything good near me. Thanks for your recommendations, ill take a look at them.


You don't need to buy a "road bike" for the London to Brighton. Any old thing will do. You won't be able to get up to a great speed anyway as it's a scrum.

VSUKWizard

Great place to find stolen bikes.


Yes, which is why you should get the frame number (to check against bikeregister.com), the seller's ID (eg passport), and make them sign a bill of sale.

7777777

Anything cheaper most likely will not be fit for purpose,

Complete and utter rubbish, get off your high horse (or should that be bike)

Original Poster

Ricky302

Complete and utter rubbish, get off your high horse (or should that be … Complete and utter rubbish, get off your high horse (or should that be bike)



Please show me something reasonable and reliable for less. £400-500 is not a 'high horse', it's normal price for for an entry level road bike that is worth maintenance and repairing.

That's the trouble isn't it - everyone's definition of "reasonable" and "reliable", not to mention "entry level", will be different.

Original Poster

back in stock @ initial price
Edited by: "7777777" 22nd May 2014
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