Moser Speed Sora road bike - now £453.70 at wiggle
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Moser Speed Sora road bike - now £453.70 at wiggle

£453.70wiggle Deals
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Found 4th Jan 2014
Reduced from its previous price of £488.

This is a stonking bike - bought one for my wife at the higher price. Aluminium frame, carbon forks, Proper 2013 Sora groupset, Full FSA finishing kit, seatpost, bars, crankset, headset, and the piece de resistance - the Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels, worth £130 quid on their own.

If you do the wiggle "refer" a friend (search google), get your spouse to set up an account, you will also get a £45 pound voucher back, and some DHB "pro" triple sunglasses worth £35 quid, AND there is also quidco at a few percent.

I think this is a Btwin Triban 5A beater for value because its lighter, and has better wheels. My mate just bought the 55cm and it weighed in a 9.4 kilos, my wifes 47cm is 9 kilos. The Triban is just under 10 kilos.

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Good value with some decent kit on it, especially the wheels. Hot hot hot

Triban 3 still available for £299 is this worth the extra ?

Flombard

Triban 3 still available for £299 is this worth the extra ?

Well according to the OP, the one here is 1KG lighter. There's prob other slight improvements. Triban 3 at £300 is still great value.

it is rare you get solid training wheels like the Fulcrum 7's on a bike under £1000. Heat added.

Great deal for a excellent entry level bike. I paid £518 for my felt f95 which I thought was a good deal at the time. It is now below £400 in the wiggle sale
Still a good bike but the Moser beats it. I remember wanting one of these but they were out of stock in my size. Bummer.

I pointed this out to a work mate who went on to purchase it, great bike at the price point.

The tubing is triangular and does look slightly odd at first, it's also not a full Sora groupset as the chainset is by FSA. You will still struggle for a better spec at this price though.

Remember TopCashBack or Quidco as well.

This is a HOT looking bike!

Nice find.. The only gripe I can find and always find is the use of a compact chain-set yet again, means that it would be not such a great bargain after forking out (sorry) on upgrading to a full size c/set.. Other than that, great deal and heat added.

Original Poster

its a 12-28 on the back, 50/34 on the front so a nice spread of gears if you're in a hilly area.

sorry to interfere with this deal which I've voted HOT......but those that may have been interested in the previous Planet X Holdsworth deal may be interested to note that the price has now been reduced to £999....that's £200 less


hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

see the Planet x link in my final comment.

For a road quid bike isn't it better to be able to go in and get the shop to size and set a bike up for the rider? I'm looking at getting my first this year and I'm weary of buying online as it makes going back for any
Adjustments difficult. Plus you then need to select shoes/pedals online. I have been watching the triban 3 and 5 deals. This one looks nicer than the 5a but I know you shouldn't judge it on this basis! Thoughts welcome and also any suggested shoes/pedal combo to complete this bike

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to set it up is dead easy. you just screw the handlebars on, and pedals. it had instructions in the box. I bought my wife some mountain bike pedals - shimano m520s I think they are and some wm62 mountain bike shimano shoes. I think they are good as you can walk on them and she will use it for commuting.(200metre walk from cycle sheds is not much fun on pure road shoes and wears the expensive cleats out)

soche

For a road quid bike isn't it better to be able to go in and get the shop … For a road quid bike isn't it better to be able to go in and get the shop to size and set a bike up for the rider? I'm looking at getting my first this year and I'm weary of buying online as it makes going back for anyAdjustments difficult. Plus you then need to select shoes/pedals online. I have been watching the triban 3 and 5 deals. This one looks nicer than the 5a but I know you shouldn't judge it on this basis! Thoughts welcome and also any suggested shoes/pedal combo to complete this bike



A bike shop will set the bike up roughly to what you need, nothing you can't do yourself. It certainly won't be a custom bike fit as these are £50 upwards, way more if you want something like a Retul fit. It'l be nothing more than a quick look at you, maybe measure your inseam if you are lucky then check the manufacturers chart.

A local bike shop will probably give you a free service to adjust the indexing etc one the cables have worn in, again it's nothing you can't do yourself (there are videos on youtube that explain how to do it) and more importantly is something you should know how to do if you own a bike.

For pedals you can't go wrong with Shimano R540 SPD SL which generally cost around the £25 mark with a set of cleats. Shoes are more of a personal preference and you can spend anything from £25 to £300.

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useful video on road bike fit youtube.com/wat…yer

Bike ordered! They didn't have the r540s in stock so I will go to an Evans cycles during the week to see if I can get some shoes and pedals. Think I will go for normal road bike shoes rather than mtb as I'll only be doing fun rides. Cheers for the above suggestions

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oh it comes with a nice lifeline multi Allen key tool in the box and pedal spanner too. bonus! feedback what you think about it, would be interested to see how you get on with it. cheers! don't forget the pedals screw on opposite threads!

soche

Bike ordered! They didn't have the r540s in stock so I will go to an … Bike ordered! They didn't have the r540s in stock so I will go to an Evans cycles during the week to see if I can get some shoes and pedals. Think I will go for normal road bike shoes rather than mtb as I'll only be doing fun rides. Cheers for the above suggestions



they are really cheap on Merlin at the mo, about 20 quid I think

rutlandcycling.com/101…spx
another to consider in this price range..with FREE clip pedals..3% quidco....better groupset but inferior wheels to the Moser deal

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currychops

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/101193/products/moda-intro-2014-road-bike.aspxanother to consider in this price range..with FREE clip pedals..3% quidco....better groupset but inferior wheels to the Moser deal



Good if you can get one to fit you - but only two sizes available in the Moda - the Moser has every size in stock.

I bought this too in the summer and would highly recommend for the money. Made the mistake of buying a 'reduced' to £299 Carrera from Halfords and the difference is chalk and cheese. Avoid Halfords as I've spent more than the difference replacing the poor quality parts in the 2½ years since giving up and buying this.

Can Anyone Refer me?

Or does anyone have an email address to personal message me?

Whats your email address?

Judosteffer

Good if you can get one to fit you - but only two sizes available in the … Good if you can get one to fit you - but only two sizes available in the Moda - the Moser has every size in stock.



It only comes in 2 sizes which are designed to cover a wider height range...see here:-

What Size Do You Need?

Moda do things differently. Instead of a vast range of sizes to suit everyone under the sun, Moda only offer the Intro in two sizes:
• Small/Medium (49cm) - Recommended if you are between the heights of 5'3" and 5'9"
• Large/X Large (51.5cm) - Recommended if you are between the heights of 5'7" and 6'1"

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I wonder what crank and stems the moda has to suit such a wide range of sizes? I know the moser comes with three different cranks depending on rider height 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm and the stem varies from 110mm upwards. So its very tailored- fit-wise.

Many thanks OP.
Ordered the 58cm frame, looks just what I'm after. Can't wait to ride it.

Note the bike doesn't come under wiggle's 30 day bike trial as the discount was greater than 15% but statutory rights still apply. Ordered some shimano mo88 spd shoes and m520 pedals. Fingers crossed for a dry weekend and that the gear fits!

Banned

currychops

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/101193/products/moda-intro-2014-road-bike.aspxanother to consider in this price range..with FREE clip pedals..3% quidco....better groupset but inferior wheels to the Moser deal



Slightly better deal here:

m.rutlandcycling.com/101…rue

Judosteffer

oh it comes with a nice lifeline multi Allen key tool in the box and … oh it comes with a nice lifeline multi Allen key tool in the box and pedal spanner too. bonus! feedback what you think about it, would be interested to see how you get on with it. cheers! don't forget the pedals screw on opposite threads!



Used the Moser today vs a Giant Defy. Only did a 15 miler via country roads with hills...and in the fog/wet. Bike rolls quickly, smooth and quiet, quieter in fact than the Defy and seemed to roll faster on the downhills, not sure if the slightly more weight made the difference or the wheel choice. Size 55 was perfect for me, the video link above helped ensure perfect fitting before heading out. For a short test I am very happy, the Sora's controls didnt seem a lot different to the 105s and the advantage of Sora was the tab showing you which gear you are in (ok this is probably only useful to newbs!). Overall very happy and looking forward to trying out with the SPDs when they arrive and hitting the roads in warmer and drier conditions!

Now showing as back up to 488.60...
Edited by: "Ravenelli" 20th Jan 2014

Original Poster

my local bike shop has a collection of old levers. amazing how similar the 2013 sora is to tiagra of a year or two ago, and also to older ultegra even. they must use the same old tooling to stamp a lot of the parts out.
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