Moser Speed Sora Road Bike 2013 - £488.60 @ Wiggle
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Moser Speed Sora Road Bike 2013 - £488.60 @ Wiggle

£488.60wiggle Deals
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Found 26th Jun 2013
Looks to be a great spec for the price.

With a light alloy frame, Shimano Sora components and distinctive Italian styling, the Moser Speed is the ideal introduction to performance road bikes. Perfect for ambitious new riders or experienced cyclists looking for an excellent value training bike.

*An outstanding value first road bike or additional training bike
*Distinctive Italian styling
*Light weight Alloy frame and forks with versatile Semi-Compact geometry
*Shimano Sora Groupset components
*Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels

Frame Material: Aluminium Alloy
Wheel Size: 700c (622)
Fork Material: Alloy/Carbon
Model Year: 2013
Brake Type: Caliper
Chainset type: Double
Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
Unisex
Cable Routing: External

Frame and Fork - The Moser Speed is built on a 7005 T6 Alloy frame which is heat treated for enhanced strength and stiffness. It provides a light, responsive ride with reactive handling and plenty of feedback from the road. The frame features external cable routing throughout, twin bottle cage bosses and a replaceable forged aluminium derailleur hanger to preserve the frame in the event of damage. The fork features carbon fibre legs and an alloy steerer for reduced weight and agile steering characteristics.

Shimano Sora Groupset - The Speed comes equipped with Shimano Sora groupset components including brake levers/gear shifters, front and rear derailleurs and brake callipers. Sora offers smooth, serviceable shifting across 18 gears, dependable braking performance and neat, unobtrusive cable routing beneath the bar tape. The chainset is provided by FSA components and features 50 and 34 tooth chain rings for a great balance of top speed and climbing ability.

Fulcrum Racing 7 Wheelset - The specification includes Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels, offering fast acceleration, agile cornering and smooth rolling characteristics. Racing 7s feature a clincher tyre profile, rim wear indicators and a 2:1 spoke pattern on the rear wheel for improved stability and power transfer. Quick release axles are provided for quick and easy maintenance and transport.

Each Moser Speed is prepared by our team of qualified mechanics, tested, tuned and carefully boxed before being sent to you.

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2% TopCashBack or Quidco knocking a further £9.77 off the listed price.

All sizes available.

98 Comments

Good spec, Carbon fork, FSA finishing kit and bottom bracket/crank. 3 year warranty on the frame too.

Nice find!

Blimey. that is outstanding for a first road bike. the fulcrum 7 wheels are really decent. a lot of peoole upgrade to those who have 700-800 pound bikes, so for them to be already on a Sub-500 pound bike is amazing.

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Judosteffer

Blimey. that is outstanding for a first road bike. the fulcrum 7 wheels … Blimey. that is outstanding for a first road bike. the fulcrum 7 wheels are really decent. a lot of peoole upgrade to those who have 700-800 pound bikes, so for them to be already on a Sub-500 pound bike is amazing.



Most people that are new to cycling don't appreciate how important a decent wheelset is, the groupset/brand seems to be all they look at.

At this price point I don't think you can beat this spec, you won't find a better groupset at this price point and like you say Fulcrum 7's are excellent on a sub £500 ride. You often see them on bikes over £1000.

just about to pull the trigger on this.;

is there anything else out there better for the money ?

Original Poster

I've certainly not seen anything better, a few come close but all have an inferior wheelset. The next step up from this is Tiagra and you are unlikely to see a bike equipped with that for under £600 even in sales and it will most likely also compromise on the wheelset.

Great spec, great deal..... this really should have got on the hot pages.

http://i.imgur.com/4BJqnFf.jpg

Good spot OP, heat added.

Cheers
Edited by: "celticprince" 14th Jul 2013

Do you get 12% off at Wiggle if you are a member of British Cycling?

If so that would make this a mega hot deal.

Regards measurements, I assume this is a compact road bike? Only it has a curving top tube.
http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/measure-frame/road-bike

Ah I'm 5 foot 8 with an inside leg measurement of 77cm which is a bit of a dilemma as it appears that 52cm doesn't fit a person of my height but does fit someone with my inside leg measurement.

Do you think I should just buy the 52cm bike and hope? There's no doubt in my mind that the 55cm bike will be too big.

Also I think I'm vearing toward the 5 foot 9 side of 5 foot 8.

Edited by: "sotomonkey" 14th Jul 2013

topgeezah

Do you get 12% off at Wiggle if you are a member of British Cycling?If so … Do you get 12% off at Wiggle if you are a member of British Cycling?If so that would make this a mega hot deal.



Yes, looks like it!

britishcycling.org.uk/mem…e-0

Decathalon triban 3 at £299 + fulcrum 7 wheels (£120 wiggle) + Michelen Pro 3 tyres (£40 wiggle) + Charge Spoon Saddle (£20) + shimano clip less (£13) would be my choice. + quidco and british cycling discount on parts. This would also leave you some cash for little extras. Although if you don't want to fart about this would be fine and the moser looks better (even though that should never ever come into it when buying a bike.

Signed up to British Cycling (well worth it in my opinion, for the insurance alone). However, upon trying to purchase the bike through the British Cycling part of wiggle, they're asking for payment and I don't see any mention of a 12% discount. I've entered my surname and membership number.

I assume this means that the discount is the reason the price is so low in the first place?

Actually, looking at the wording below:

a 12% discount off all their cycling essentials from tubes to clothing



It doesn't look like the discount applies to bikes, only cycling essentials from tubes to clothing.

According to other posts on the internet, it looks like the sale discounts can override the British cycling discount. Whichever is greater is the one that's applied, so in this case the 30% one.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 14th Jul 2013

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stozzaudi0

Decathalon triban 3 at £299 + fulcrum 7 wheels (£120 wiggle) + Michelen P … Decathalon triban 3 at £299 + fulcrum 7 wheels (£120 wiggle) + Michelen Pro 3 tyres (£40 wiggle) + Charge Spoon Saddle (£20) + shimano clip less (£13) would be my choice. + quidco and british cycling discount on parts. This would also leave you some cash for little extras. Although if you don't want to fart about this would be fine and the moser looks better (even though that should never ever come into it when buying a bike.



How do you work that out? The part set that you've named above comes up to MORE than the cost of this offer, you end up with a fair amount of arsing about, AND you end up with a crap looking bike instead of this moser (which looks sweet).

Not sure if serious.

If I wasn't in the middle of buying a house, I would be all over this like a fat kid on cake.

Can anyone confirm what I've said about British Cycling. I'm eager to buy this although I think I should probably pop down to an LBS first. It doesn't seem right though going to an LBS just to try out the bikes.

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stozzaudi0

Decathalon triban 3 at £299 + fulcrum 7 wheels (£120 wiggle) + Michelen P … Decathalon triban 3 at £299 + fulcrum 7 wheels (£120 wiggle) + Michelen Pro 3 tyres (£40 wiggle) + Charge Spoon Saddle (£20) + shimano clip less (£13) would be my choice. + quidco and british cycling discount on parts. This would also leave you some cash for little extras. Although if you don't want to fart about this would be fine and the moser looks better (even though that should never ever come into it when buying a bike.



Except the Triban 3 is out of stock nationwide and been replaced by the Triban 3a which is lower spec.

Doing what you suggest would still leave you with a Shimano 2300 groupset and own branded brakes, finishing kit. The only improvement you made is the tyres and you spent more.
Edited by: "konkywonky" 14th Jul 2013

British Cycling discount isn't consistent on Wiggle. Only works against RRP so if the price is already lower than RRP then it doesn't work out.

I would be looking at the Triban 5A against this one though. I don't rate the Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels.

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heat

Thanks OP. Ordered through my works cycle scheme so should also get a hefty discount through Salary Sacrifice. Quidco also tracked for £9.77. I know nothing about bikes but have been on the lookout for a reasonably priced road bike and so have decided to bite the bullet

I also note it doesn't come with decent peddles so if anyone can recommend that would be appreciated. I didn't add to my Wiggle order as I want to keep bike value below £500 for Cyclescheme rule purposes.
Edited by: "danakajoel" 14th Jul 2013

Original Poster

danakajoel

Thanks OP. Ordered through my works cycle scheme so should also get a … Thanks OP. Ordered through my works cycle scheme so should also get a hefty discount through Salary Sacrifice. Quidco also tracked for £9.77. I know nothing about bikes but have been on the lookout for a reasonably priced road bike and so have decided to bite the bulletI also note it doesn't come with decent peddles so if anyone can recommend that would be appreciated. I didn't add to my Wiggle order as I want to keep bike value below £500 for Cyclescheme rule purposes.



Wiggle are doing Shimano R540 pedals including cleats for £22.28 at the moment.

danakajoel

Thanks OP. Ordered through my works cycle scheme so should also get a … Thanks OP. Ordered through my works cycle scheme so should also get a hefty discount through Salary Sacrifice. Quidco also tracked for £9.77. I know nothing about bikes but have been on the lookout for a reasonably priced road bike and so have decided to bite the bulletI also note it doesn't come with decent peddles so if anyone can recommend that would be appreciated. I didn't add to my Wiggle order as I want to keep bike value below £500 for Cyclescheme rule purposes.



peddles here mate: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/shimano-spd-pedal-e-pdm520l-clipless-pedals-just-13-99-delivered-amazon-1605203

am really tempted to get this bike

i just went into Decathlon to get me sized up and on a Triban display road bike and i was 54cm

this bike comes in 52cm and 55cm

should i buy the 55cm?

so do you all reckon for the price and spec its hard to beat?

is there anything better available for a few £ more? (as with everything lol)

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bigup

peddles here mate: … peddles here mate: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/shimano-spd-pedal-e-pdm520l-clipless-pedals-just-13-99-delivered-amazon-1605203am really tempted to get this bikei just went into Decathlon to get me sized up and on a Triban display road bike and i was 54cmthis bike comes in 52cm and 55cmshould i buy the 55cm?so do you all reckon for the price and spec its hard to beat?is there anything better available for a few £ more? (as with everything lol)



Those are really MTB pedals, these ones are well priced and more suited to road use.

Shimano R540 SPD SL
Edited by: "konkywonky" 14th Jul 2013

sotomonkey

Can anyone confirm what I've said about British Cycling. I'm eager to buy … Can anyone confirm what I've said about British Cycling. I'm eager to buy this although I think I should probably pop down to an LBS first. It doesn't seem right though going to an LBS just to try out the bikes.



maybe give wiggle a quick call and ask them mate? get a quicker answer

this or the Triban 5a if they haven't 3 in my size?

Anarchist

How do you work that out? The part set that you've named above comes up … How do you work that out? The part set that you've named above comes up to MORE than the cost of this offer, you end up with a fair amount of arsing about, AND you end up with a crap looking bike instead of this moser (which looks sweet).Not sure if serious.If I wasn't in the middle of buying a house, I would be all over this like a fat kid on cake.



Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + parts £164.74 (£193-bc12%(23.16) - quidco 3% (5.10) = £463.74

This way has much better tyres, most likely a better saddle and includes clippless pedals and cleats into the price which you would have to add onto the Moser (making it +500). Add on the fact that decathalon include one full service within 6 months for free (probably saving around £30) a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and carbon fork.

Also not to be overlooked is the fact that you can go in store and try the bike for size.

Finally you could ebay the original wheels and tyres for around 40-50 and make even more of a saving. Or keep them as a spare set of winter/training wheels.

Not saying that there is anything wrong with the moser, but thats where id put my money.

stozzaudi0

Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + … Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + parts £164.74 (£193-bc12%(23.16) - quidco 3% (5.10) = £463.74This way has much better tyres, most likely a better saddle and includes clippless pedals and cleats into the price which you would have to add onto the Moser (making it +500). Add on the fact that decathalon include one full service within 6 months for free (probably saving around £30) a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and carbon fork.Also not to be overlooked is the fact that you can go in store and try the bike for size.Finally you could ebay the original wheels and tyres for around 40-50 and make even more of a saving. Or keep them as a spare set of winter/training wheels.Not saying that there is anything wrong with the moser, but thats where id put my money.



I think it's a lot of faffing about but I do agree with you. Thing is, I think people have to really ask themselves if they really are going to benefit from the fulcrum wheels anyway and whether they're worth the extra £100.

You could ride the decathlon bike about without replacing the wheels and just see how you go, then if you think it's worth the upgrade, just get the fulcrum wheels later.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 14th Jul 2013

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stozzaudi0

Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + … Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + parts £164.74 (£193-bc12%(23.16) - quidco 3% (5.10) = £463.74This way has much better tyres, most likely a better saddle and includes clippless pedals and cleats into the price which you would have to add onto the Moser (making it +500). Add on the fact that decathalon include one full service within 6 months for free (probably saving around £30) a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and carbon fork.Also not to be overlooked is the fact that you can go in store and try the bike for size.Finally you could ebay the original wheels and tyres for around 40-50 and make even more of a saving. Or keep them as a spare set of winter/training wheels.Not saying that there is anything wrong with the moser, but thats where id put my money.



Youve conveniently left out that you can't buy actually buy the triban 3 anymore, the 12% discount might not actually be eligible, cash back isn't allowed on the prices mentioned here (else subtract £15 from this, too), you end up with worse quality brakes and frame, a bike that looks naff, a few hours messing about, you invalidate your cycle to work scheme claim, but just get some slightly better tyres.

Still sounds like a bad deal to me. Each to their own I guess.

Anarchist

Youve conveniently left out that you can't buy actually buy the triban 3 … Youve conveniently left out that you can't buy actually buy the triban 3 anymore, the 12% discount might not actually be eligible, cash back isn't allowed on the prices mentioned here (else subtract £15 from this, too), you end up with worse quality brakes and frame, a bike that looks naff, a few hours messing about, you invalidate your cycle to work scheme claim, but just get some slightly better tyres.Still sounds like a bad deal to me. Each to their own I guess.



Funny that because I was in Decathlon Glasgow Yesterday full range of sizes in the original Triban3 and said that they would be continuing to get stock in most stores as the UK stores were unhappy about the downgraded fork on the new bike.

Also what makes you say the frame on the sora is better that is just flat out BS. As for the brakes they are actually fine and the difference with the soras is almost negligible.

Look you obviously think the Sora is the better deal, i think not.

However its nice that people can have the choice of a lifetime warranty, one free service, superior tyres and seat + can try on the bike for size all at a cheaper price. Oh and that you can sell the original wheels on ebay for £50.

You basically admitted the only thing better is the brakes wich are if at all very marginal improvements. Oh and of course the colour scheme...... lol life is not a pony show and i can assure you it doesn't look "naff" granted the Mosser looks better but then again id ride a pink bike with rainbows if it got my times down.

Also as noted by myself and others my suggestion takes some faffing and id understand if people dont want to do that. Each to there own. Now less talking its a beautiful evening... off for a ride




Edited by: "stozzaudi0" 14th Jul 2013

Purely out of interest, what makes doing the above better than buying the Triban 5? I was told the bike is a lot stiffer throughout. Isn't it better to have a stiffer frame etc, rather than some better wheels?

The front chain ring, crank etc on the triban 5 looks really solid over the 3.

As for those who wowed by the looks of the Moser, you won't be so wowed when the bike gets nicked. Better to have a bike that doesn't stand out too much.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 14th Jul 2013

sotomonkey

Purely out of interest, what makes doing the above better than buying the … Purely out of interest, what makes doing the above better than buying the Triban 5? I was told the bike is a lot stiffer throughout. Isn't it better to have a stiffer frame etc, rather than some better wheels?The front chain ring, crank etc on the triban 5 looks really solid over the 3.As for those who wowed by the looks of the Moser, you won't be so wowed when the bike gets nicked. Better to have a bike that doesn't stand out too much.



Think you would be happy with any of the 3 mate, differences are marginal so id just go for whats cheapest. Imo though changing the wheels and tyres to the above as I did made a massive difference to the bike. The Pro race 3 are just stunning tyres.

Thanks, the triban 5A is £429 so could probably factor in a tyre upgrade.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 14th Jul 2013

http://i.imgur.com/ZJETxPB.jpg

triban 3 is red so it goes faster. I'd recommend it

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stozzaudi0

Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + … Thought it was self explanatory how i worked that out.... bike 299 + parts £164.74 (£193-bc12%(23.16) - quidco 3% (5.10) = £463.74This way has much better tyres, most likely a better saddle and includes clippless pedals and cleats into the price which you would have to add onto the Moser (making it +500). Add on the fact that decathalon include one full service within 6 months for free (probably saving around £30) a lifetime warranty on the frame, stem, handlebar and carbon fork.Also not to be overlooked is the fact that you can go in store and try the bike for size.Finally you could ebay the original wheels and tyres for around 40-50 and make even more of a saving. Or keep them as a spare set of winter/training wheels.Not saying that there is anything wrong with the moser, but thats where id put my money.



To be fair the British Cycling discount is only valid on items that have not already been discounted by 12%, some of which yours are, and to get the discount you should really add the cost of joining British Cycling.

In addition the saddle is a couple of quid more than you claim, the tyres are not available, the pedals are designed for a MTB, and if you want to keep everything equal you should probably add the cost of a LBS swapping the cassette over (since you are claiming a saving of £30 on a service). You're also going to need shoes to go with the pedals assuming this is a starter bike.

I'm not disputing the Triban 3 is a good deal (it is), not sure I would go along with your suggestion though.
Edited by: "konkywonky" 14th Jul 2013

ok so then leave the pedals out of it as both bikes would need them.

fulcrum 7 wiggle + quidco = 115
pro race3 tyres ebay = 21
charge spoon saddle at various = 20

= 456 (thats 20 quid cheaper even without british cycling) AND YOU CAN GET 50+ BACK from selling your wheels.

plus your getting a lifetime warranty and a free service within 6 months PLUS YOU CAN SELL THE WHEELS TYRES AND PEDAL THAT COME WITH IT TO SAVE YOU ANOTHER 50.

Plus the parts I have listed are not specific you can customise them, maybe a set of r30 wheels or khasims instead, bothe are easily as good as the 7's. The tyres can be customised and theres a ton of options better than whats on the moser. Id stick with the charge saddle though its a cracker.

The more I think about it its a no brainer which one to get and thats evident by the triban thread started by someone 7 hours ago thats already hotter than this thats been around over weeks.

Again for anyone reading this is not a bad deal and if you cant get to decathalon by all means go for this if you wish.

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stozzaudi0

ok so then leave the pedals out of it as both bikes would need … ok so then leave the pedals out of it as both bikes would need them.fulcrum 7 wiggle + quidco = 115pro race3 tyres ebay = 21charge spoon saddle at various = 20= 456 (thats 20 quid cheaper even without british cycling) AND YOU CAN GET 50+ BACK from selling your wheels.plus your getting a lifetime warranty and a free service within 6 months PLUS YOU CAN SELL THE WHEELS TYRES AND PEDAL THAT COME WITH IT TO SAVE YOU ANOTHER 50.Plus the parts I have listed are not specific you can customise them, maybe a set of r30 wheels or khasims instead, bothe are easily as good as the 7's. The tyres can be customised and theres a ton of options better than whats on the moser. Id stick with the charge saddle though its a cracker.The more I think about it its a no brainer which one to get and thats evident by the triban thread started by someone 7 hours ago thats already hotter than this thats been around over weeks.Again for anyone reading this is not a bad deal and if you cant get to decathalon by all means go for this if you wish.



Except you can't get 2 x Michelin Pro Race 3 tyres on ebay for that price and you still didn't add the cost of a LBS changing the cassette over.

I have no problem with the Triban 3 deal, like I said in the thread it is a good deal if you can find stock. What I do have a problem with is you rambling on about upgrades that are not available for the price you state purely to try and prove your point.

konkywonky

Except you can't get 2 x Michelin Pro Race 3 tyres on ebay for that price … Except you can't get 2 x Michelin Pro Race 3 tyres on ebay for that price and you still didn't add the cost of a LBS changing the cassette over.I have no problem with the Triban 3 deal, like I said in the thread it is a good deal if you can find stock. What I do have a problem with is you rambling on about upgrades that are not available for the price you state purely to try and prove your point.



Wheres the brick wall so i can go bang my head against it some more

Tell you what, when your in picking up your triban 3 you can buy the pro race in decathalon for 20 and get them to fit it for free lol.

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stozzaudi0

Wheres the brick wall so i can go bang my head against it some more



I don't think you get it, you tarted up the Triban 3 which is hard to come by and the only thing you actually improved in comparison to the Moser is the tyres! oO

I'd have the Moser frameset and Sora over 2300 every day of the week.

It's not me being the dummy here, you are quoting prices that don't exist lol.
Edited by: "konkywonky" 14th Jul 2013

You sir are now trolling improvements on the Moser.

Cheaper WITH better tyres by £50. (if I dont include the saddle which imo is not necessity just a nicety)

Lifetime Warranty.

1 Free service.

Ability to ebay the tyres and wheels that came with it for £50+

Done.

But im sure you'll have some witty comeback

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