Mekk Potenza 3.0 (shimano ultegra) carbon road bike 47% off £999.99 @ Triton cycles
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Mekk Potenza 3.0 (shimano ultegra) carbon road bike 47% off £999.99 @ Triton cycles

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Found 20th Jul 2015
Looks like a pretty good deal to me! Ultegra and full carbon for less than 1k.

You can also get an extra pound off for liking them on Facebook. Not sure about any cash back deals.

PRODUCT DETAILSProduct DetailsProduct Details
The Endurance specific Potenza takes its design cues from Mekks flagship Primo. The frame has the same stiff character from its head and down tube to the oversized bottom bracket shell and the deep profiled chain stays.

That ensures optimum power transfer, which Mekk balanced with their relaxed endurance fit. They have added a little height to the height tube and shortened the top tube. The more relaxed ride position will keep you comfortable throughout the most epic of rides.

The Monocoque carbon frame is designed for lightweight and smooth riding comfort. A full carbon aero bladed fork complement the smooth lines of our endurance design frame.

Bike geometry here.

Specifications:

Sizes: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58cm
Frame: Monocoque Carbon Frame, Structured BB and Chain Stays - Contoured Tubing and Integrated Cable Routing
Fork: Carbon Aero Blades and Steerer
Brakes: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 11 Speed 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Silver 11 Speed
Crankset: ULTEGRA 50/34 – 172.5 FC6700
Front Derailleur: ULTEGRA 2 Speed
Handlebar: Saturae Compact Black Satin Look
Headset: Nico Aluminium/Steel Intergrated
Rear Derailleur: ULTEGRA 11 Speed
Saddle: San Marco ERA Dynamic
Seatpost: Saturae Black Satin Look
Shifters: ULTEGRA 11 Speed
Stem: Saturae Black Satin Look
Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II 700x23C. 180TPI
Wheelset: Shimano RS31 Wheelset
Accessories: Tape - Saturae White Tape

61 Comments

Nice find! Very good price for the spec

'Brakes: Shimano' - are these Ultegra?
Are RS31 wheels similar performance to Aksiums?
Sounds nice depending ...

bout time they had some real mens sizes on here though!!! 58cm pfffttt

Not bad spec

have some heat this is a pretty good deal

Very good price for Ultegra. My Caad 8 cost more with 105.


Edited by: "toaster05" 20th Jul 2015

Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was a kid (Now 45) and I am still on budget bikes. But they serve me well and I still enjoy riding them

Banned

Good starter bike, hot

Wow great value, two wheels and everything.

Excellent price for a well speced bike
Cheapest online at the moment
Wheels are where they penny pinched, reliable but heavy
8.45 Kg for a size 56 so not the lightest but for £1000 this is seriously hot.
Others are selling for a few hundred pounds more.
Look on wiggles site to help with bike sizing

Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after seeing the "Hamster" (Top Gear) break a carbon bike I would love to buy one but as I'm not exactly lightweight and my bikes take a hammering, I'll stick to low tech.

Good spec for the money. Not a brand I am familiar with, but reviews look decent

Swap out the wheels for something lighter and this will be a real decent bike

Wow

The Crew Designs

Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was … Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was a kid (Now 45) and I am still on budget bikes. But they serve me well and I still enjoy riding them



I have a bike of a very similar spec to this. There's really not that much difference between it and my 'budget' road bike that cost half as much. I really wouldn't sweat having a costly bike - whilst they 'feel' a bit nicer that's the only difference I've found. Besides which it's far more satisfying overtaking people when you're on a cheap bike.

Great overall spec for the money. Probably none-ultegra brakes but that's it.

Never had any bother with RS31 wheels. Super smooth, true and bomb proof.

Great for entering the Tour De France.

tinca

Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after … Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after seeing the "Hamster" (Top Gear) break a carbon bike I would love to buy one but as I'm not exactly lightweight and my bikes take a hammering, I'll stick to low tech.


I think they have a good warranty on the frame - 5 years (?..) - Specialized have a lifetime warrenty on the frames..
Edited by: "Gemo" 20th Jul 2015

Just be aware for the more 'rotund' out there that the frame may have a max weight of between 90-110kg.

I have personally been waiting for the Mekk Primo 6.2 to come down from £2,000 (which it now has) but the max weight is 90kg and I weigh 110kg. I am quite muscular and the only cardio I do is on the bike, the rest is weights in the gym. I'd break the carbon wheels on the first pot hole.

To be fair to Shimano wheels. Don't think there's any rider weight limit on rs11, 21 or 31.

tinca

Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after … Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after seeing the "Hamster" (Top Gear) break a carbon bike I would love to buy one but as I'm not exactly lightweight and my bikes take a hammering, I'll stick to low tech.



He didn't actually break the carbon, just snapped the rear mech hangar which are designed to be easily replaceable.

Good price but maybe a pretty firm ride from the front judging by how straight the forks are.

Get more for your money buying the larger one, so a little tip...

Buy the biggest one, saw off the extra carbon, glue it back together and then sell the carbon after, it's pretty much as expensive as gold pound for pound.

tinca

Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after … Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after seeing the "Hamster" (Top Gear) break a carbon bike I would love to buy one but as I'm not exactly lightweight and my bikes take a hammering, I'll stick to low tech.


Carbon is strong provided you are applying forces in the direction it has been fabricated to expect force, really it is just more important that you treat your bike carefully when you are off it (or of course when you crash it =P)

tinca

Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after … Now this is a real deal - Cheap as chips. Only problem is that after seeing the "Hamster" (Top Gear) break a carbon bike I would love to buy one but as I'm not exactly lightweight and my bikes take a hammering, I'll stick to low tech.



They made a mountain out of a mole hill on that episode, they made out that they had written off a 5k bike. The snapped a gear hanger, a £15 part.

Exellent. Better than the bike I picked up in town the other day and this one doesn't have a someone else's bike lock on it.

Dale carbon frames these days have no upper weight limit and a lifetime warranty, that tells me carbon has moved on an awful lot, I would always buy a decent frame and upgrade the parts over time, a handmade carbon/ti frame can get gotten from about £1300ish, a good one of those will last you a lifetime, to be fair a alu frame looked after will also last a lifetime, add somewhere from 500-700 for a complete bike, and then change the parts over time and keep the frame.

That's what I do anyway..

The Crew Designs

Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was … Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was a kid (Now 45) and I am still on budget bikes. But they serve me well and I still enjoy riding them



Probably find you're a stronger rider for it too

otterboxer

Wow great value, two wheels and everything.



Surprised no one has chipped in yet, "But still no pedals!"

bornagainst

To be fair to Shimano wheels. Don't think there's any rider weight limit … To be fair to Shimano wheels. Don't think there's any rider weight limit on rs11, 21 or 31.



They have a very low spoke count so you wouldn't have to be too heavy to have issues.

I'm about 12 stone and snapped a few spokes on rs21s and rs10s

dan1979

I have a bike of a very similar spec to this. There's really not that … I have a bike of a very similar spec to this. There's really not that much difference between it and my 'budget' road bike that cost half as much. I really wouldn't sweat having a costly bike - whilst they 'feel' a bit nicer that's the only difference I've found. Besides which it's far more satisfying overtaking people when you're on a cheap bike.



​Naa, huge difference.
The fact that you are riding a more expensive machine makes it feel better. And in all honesty, at this price bikes tend to be mid spec.
I don't make any assumptions, but I bet whole load of people could afford something like this if they layed off the booze and cigarettes etc. Save just over a pound a day and you could easily save up over a few years.

MAdam98

​Naa, huge difference.The fact that you are riding a more expensive m … ​Naa, huge difference.The fact that you are riding a more expensive machine makes it feel better. And in all honesty, at this price bikes tend to be mid spec.I don't make any assumptions, but I bet whole load of people could afford something like this if they layed off the booze and cigarettes etc. Save just over a pound a day and you could easily save up over a few years.



With so many stores offering decent term 0% deals and many peeps having access to cycle to work schemes, there's never been a better time to buy a good bike. Just bought my first road bike a cube peloton race, £999. This bike seems incredible value in comparison! However, as it was my first road, getting an in shop fit and try out mattered. Got it in dynorod red, love it!

Looks like a nice bike, yet I know nothing about push irons, so have some heat!

Ooh its a £1000 so it must be good!

crazylegs

Ooh its a £1000 so it must be good!


£999.99
every penny counts

The Crew Designs

Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was … Oh would be nice to afford a bike like this.... Been cycling since I was a kid (Now 45) and I am still on budget bikes. But they serve me well and I still enjoy riding them



Just enjoy your riding matey.That's what it is all about, not the price of the bike ye ride. But if I win the lottery I'll post you a carbon beast.

Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head examined.

eraldo

Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head … Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head examined.


So original. I think you meant to go to hotairandboring.com, this is for people who are looking for a good price on something they may purchase, not for denigrating peoples purchasing habits.

Edited by: "dt_matthews" 21st Jul 2015

eraldo

Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head … Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head examined.



but let's start with the people who pay £600+ for a closed environment phone; that's going to be a big queue, then we could start on people buying cars that have nearly a 200 mph top speed in country with a 70 mph speed limit. etc etc

chrisbass

They have a very low spoke count so you wouldn't have to be too heavy to … They have a very low spoke count so you wouldn't have to be too heavy to have issues.I'm about 12 stone and snapped a few spokes on rs21s and rs10s


Just finished LeJog on rs21s - I'm 14.5 stone, no problems with wheels ...

eraldo

Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head … Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head examined.

eraldo

Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head … Who the hell pays £1k for a push bike. Anyone who does needs their head examined.




Those who can afford it!
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