Orbea Avant H70 Road Bike rrp £560 now £199 at Go Outdoors
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Orbea Avant H70 Road Bike rrp £560 now £199 at Go Outdoors

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An accessible entry point into the world of road cycling, this comfortable and easy to ride bike has a wide spread of gears to help with challenging hills.
  • Hydroformed triple butted aluminum frame for lightweight, responsive performance
  • Carbon fork provides razor-sharp handling while absorbing unwanted road vibrations
  • Endurance frame geometry ensures lasting comfort on long road rides
  • Shimano Tourney shifting is fast and precise over a full range of 21 gears
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at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by shimano to be a road group set

I know it is £100/50% more but the rivelin 2 is a world apart in what it offers gooutdoors.co.uk/cal…864 taking you up to Tiagra on the groupset
Zaphod993 m ago

124 miles to nearest store - cold


Get on ya bike then
Edited by: "Bear.Bargains" 9th Mar
vileda_the_best8 h, 36 m ago

at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by …at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by shimano to be a road group setI know it is £100/50% more but the rivelin 2 is a world apart in what it offers https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-rivelin-2-0-road-bike-p383864 taking you up to Tiagra on the groupset



vileda_the_best8 h, 36 m ago

at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by …at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by shimano to be a road group setI know it is £100/50% more but the rivelin 2 is a world apart in what it offers https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-rivelin-2-0-road-bike-p383864 taking you up to Tiagra on the groupset

Couldn't agree more. This bike is easily 10 times better than the Orbea. Deffo worth paying the extra £100, it's a no brainer.
I have two reserved if anyone wants them, they were for someone who changed there mind, North West Area, frame 53cm and 55cm. Theres a lot of noise here about how its not a great bike blah blah, tbh its a perfectly good bike for someone to get into cycling. I see the point that used bikes with higher spec can be bought for a little more but then this is still new and owning a new bike is something cool. I cycled to france few years ago and trained on a top of the range bike and my fellow cycling partner used to ride an old Raleigh he picked up for a tenner, in a car boot and I could never keep up with him. Of course he modified it but the point is that cycling isnt about driving a Ferrari its about getting out on the bike regularly, as long as you have a decent bike, it will be fine. Just ride regularly safely and enjoy it. Once you have have covered at least 2000 miles then start considering upgrading and by that time you will fully understand what your needs are in terms of all the different specifications.
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bespokebicycle26 m ago

look on gumtree, ebay local free ads and spend your £200 there - you will …look on gumtree, ebay local free ads and spend your £200 there - you will find a lot more value for money, make sure the bicycle you buy has been serviced or that the chain, cassette and chainset are not overly worn. Look for shimano tiagra, sora, ultegra groupsets. make sure the frame fits you(guides can be found online) check online at the bike registry website the code at the bottom bracket of the bicycle if the bicycle may of been stolen before purchase. Try taking someone who is knowledgeable when purchasing the bike for a second opinion on the bike and it may help with the price. finally clarify if you want a racing bicycle or hybrid before you begin your search - happy hunting!


Alu bike with carbon forks and ultegra groupset in good condition for £200? If one exists it will definitely be stolen.
Good starter for a teenager
I have two reserved if anyone wants them, they were for someone who changed there mind, North West Area, frame 53cm and 55cm. Theres a lot of noise here about how its not a great bike blah blah, tbh its a perfectly good bike for someone to get into cycling. I see the point that used bikes with higher spec can be bought for a little more but then this is still new and owning a new bike is something cool. I cycled to france few years ago and trained on a top of the range bike and my fellow cycling partner used to ride an old Raleigh he picked up for a tenner, in a car boot and I could never keep up with him. Of course he modified it but the point is that cycling isnt about driving a Ferrari its about getting out on the bike regularly, as long as you have a decent bike, it will be fine. Just ride regularly safely and enjoy it. Once you have have covered at least 2000 miles then start considering upgrading and by that time you will fully understand what your needs are in terms of all the different specifications.
Poospoon2 h, 12 m ago

Robbed within 5 minutes flat


What a sad person you must be
Ceejay19747 h, 9 m ago

Couldn't agree more. This bike is easily 10 times better than the Orbea. …Couldn't agree more. This bike is easily 10 times better than the Orbea. Deffo worth paying the extra £100, it's a no brainer.


or if your budget is 200quid - its a no biker
Can I get one with stablelizers on it?
Zaphod9918 h, 58 m ago

124 miles to nearest store - cold


Well move closer to your local store, then you can cycle home
Agreed that IMO this isn't a great deal. Bearing in mind at this price most people are probably after something that will take a bit of use and abuse would wait until Halfords do their rotating Carrera bike deals and get Claris for a similar price.

Apart from anything else it means if you need any warranty work done you can have it in store. I know there are horror stories but I've always found they are pretty good at support.

I bought the Triban 500SE when it was on here for £250. Nice bike on paper but I needed a few parts replacing (do 50km commute) and Decathlon have been worse than useless. In fact I have given up asking them to do it. I would definitely go Halfords or LBS next time.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 10th Mar
I've got a 53" one reserved in Manchester, but realised that this sizing is too small for myself, if anyone else would like my reservation that get in touch. Gutted about that.
bespokebicycle3 h, 49 m ago

honestly this bike looks worth the £200 barely .. but to anyone with the …honestly this bike looks worth the £200 barely .. but to anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge they'd be saving their cash and buying something superior, but for the laymen pedalling to the pub who can't be bothered to research or find a better bike maybe this will suit them.


Pub bike? No way. Single speed is what you want for that.
Any stores in London?
NorwoodDeals1 h, 28 m ago

I've got a 53" one reserved in Manchester, but realised that this sizing …I've got a 53" one reserved in Manchester, but realised that this sizing is too small for myself, if anyone else would like my reservation that get in touch. Gutted about that.


53inch too small, blimey
No one is getting robbed for £200 but this is an entry level MTB groupset (nothing like an old Tiagra) and a triple chainset on a road bike. I wouldnt be doing 100 miles on it but it will do a job for someone wanting to do a bit of communting.

Rutland are doing a cracking deal on last years Contend SL 2 for anyone interested at £599
I remember buying a 26incn full suspension bike with brake disks and i thought it was expensive at £180 just for riding to college

Bikes nowadays a crazy prices didnt realise how much until i saw a frame on its own selling for a grand!
bespokebicycle6 h, 45 m ago

honestly this bike looks worth the £200 barely .. but to anyone with the …honestly this bike looks worth the £200 barely .. but to anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge they'd be saving their cash and buying something superior, but for the laymen pedalling to the pub who can't be bothered to research or find a better bike maybe this will suit them.


Find any available new road bike of similar or better spec for £250 or less to prove you are not talking total rubbish.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 10th Mar
Opt in for the tiagra groupset. I own 2 bikes with tiagra and they are wonderful entry level quality road bikes.
Is there a sizing guide anywhere for these? If I look on the Calibre web site then it shows bikes as small/medium/large (e.g. Rivelin 2) but the GoOutdoors site lists four sizes (52/54/56/58).
LadyEleanor16 m ago

Find any available new road bike of similar or better spec for £250 or …Find any available new road bike of similar or better spec for £250 or less to prove you are not talking total rubbish.


The point is surely most people buying a road bike are going to put in some miles, and if you are doing that then IMO this bike is likely to give grief. Drivetrain, wheels, bottom bracket for starters.

If you are going to use it to go to the shops or on holiday get a hybrid or MTB.

The problem with road bikes at this price us they all now put carbon forks on and make cuts elsewhere. If they used an alu fork and put on Clarus instead of Tourney it would be much better.

If you ride frequently you will have a nicer bike that will last longer and save money on repairs if you spend an extra £100.
This is an excellent buy. Picked mine up today and voted hot. Thanks for adding this on. Theres too many idiots on here that don't appreciate a bargain for what it is and expect too much for little money. Its an entry level bike even at £500 and if you can get it for as little as £199, well worth it. Shame people have to bitch and moan instead of showing some appreciation. Get lives.
GB27051 h, 50 m ago

No one is getting robbed for £200 but this is an entry level MTB groupset …No one is getting robbed for £200 but this is an entry level MTB groupset (nothing like an old Tiagra) and a triple chainset on a road bike. I wouldnt be doing 100 miles on it but it will do a job for someone wanting to do a bit of communting.Rutland are doing a cracking deal on last years Contend SL 2 for anyone interested at £599


Contend's are amazing bikes and I would always strongly recommend one if you can afford it but this is 1/3rd of that price and has some very decent components. The tourney drivetrain is a legitimate Shimano road drivetrain so not sure why people keep saying mountain bike, you don't use brifters on a mountain bike.

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Triple butted frame, carbon forks, freehub based drivetrain but admittedly entry level Shimano road groupset. It's £200, even when the entry level Contend was on offer with Claris groupset that was twice as much at £400.

The other entry level bikes like the Carrera Zelos and Triban 100 are far, far worse bikes and cost more.

If you have a halifax bank account check your cashback rewards before buying, I've got 7% currently at go outdoors which you can normally combine with topcashback and any discount codes.
TipsyNurse31 m ago

The point is surely most people buying a road bike are going to put in …The point is surely most people buying a road bike are going to put in some miles, and if you are doing that then IMO this bike is likely to give grief. Drivetrain, wheels, bottom bracket for starters. If you are going to use it to go to the shops or on holiday get a hybrid or MTB. The problem with road bikes at this price us they all now put carbon forks on and make cuts elsewhere. If they used an alu fork and put on Clarus instead of Tourney it would be much better. If you ride frequently you will have a nicer bike that will last longer and save money on repairs if you spend an extra £100.


The other problem is you can't really upgrade as you go along. The rear derailleur is likely first to go and you don't have many options for replacement. I think (correct me if Im wrong) the highest 7/8 speed is a Claris? Claris never seems to get discounted much either compared to other groupsets at the end of the season. So it might cost you £20 for a Claris but you can pick up a 105 for £25.

So I'll agree if you can stretch that extra £100 it is well worth it.
Even if you don't end up using it that much and decide to sell it you should recoup a good portion of it back.
GAVINLEWISHUKD30 m ago

The other problem is you can't really upgrade as you go along. The rear …The other problem is you can't really upgrade as you go along. The rear derailleur is likely first to go and you don't have many options for replacement. I think (correct me if Im wrong) the highest 7/8 speed is a Claris? Claris never seems to get discounted much either compared to other groupsets at the end of the season. So it might cost you £20 for a Claris but you can pick up a 105 for £25.So I'll agree if you can stretch that extra £100 it is well worth it. Even if you don't end up using it that much and decide to sell it you should recoup a good portion of it back.


All the 6,7,8,9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible as it's the shifters that dictate the cable pull ratio. So you can put in whatever Shimano derailleur you want. I'm not so sure with 10 speed. However a junky 6 speed derailleur is obviously going to be rubbish trying to move correctly for 9 speed but you can upgrade a 7 speed derailleur with a better quality 8 speed or 9 speed derailleur and get even more precise shifting for your 7 speed setup. You can use mountain bike derailleurs if you want or swop over to a Microshift or Sunrace derailleur if you want that are designed for Shimano compatibility. Lots of upgrade options. The only decent Tourney derailleur I've ever come across is the TX-800 and that is a mountain bike derailleur. I think the best logical upgrade here would be a Claris derailleur but worth considering whatever you can get cheap. Have to remember this is a freehub based road bike though it won't have the same issues as many freewheel based road bikes. You may well be satisfied with the performance of the standard derailleur as the cassette won't wobble like a freewheel unless its a very poor quality freehub.
bonzobanana1 h, 1 m ago

The tourney drivetrain is a legitimate Shimano road drivetrain so not sure …The tourney drivetrain is a legitimate Shimano road drivetrain so not sure why people keep saying mountain bike, you don't use brifters on a mountain bike.https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-a070.htmlTriple butted frame, carbon forks, freehub based drivetrain but admittedly entry level Shimano road groupset.


The reason is 2 fold - as a groupset it is incomplete requiring other parts to make it more than a driveteain.

If you look at shimano mtb hierarchiry you will see tourney has numerous entries where road just one. In all cases they are the bottom rungs entry level. Once off the bottom ring you get to branding that is aimed more specifically towards that discipline (e.g. Tiagra is not in the mtb hiwrarchary and Deore not in the road bike hierarchy).

As to those tourney brifters they are the only ones in the whole current shimano range that have thumbs triggers to down shift limiting the ability to brake whilst changing down at the same time.

The bit with this deal is the so called rrp which is misleading in a very big way for those unaware. Pointing out what other buys are available with better specifications places it into perceptive, that whilst not a bad buy, the suggested £361 saving is a fallacy.
bonzobanana34 m ago

All the 6,7,8,9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible as it's the …All the 6,7,8,9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible as it's the shifters that dictate the cable pull ratio. So you can put in whatever Shimano derailleur you want. I'm not so sure with 10 speed. However a junky 6 speed derailleur is obviously going to be rubbish trying to move correctly for 9 speed but you can upgrade a 7 speed derailleur with a better quality 8 speed or 9 speed derailleur and get even more precise shifting for your 7 speed setup. You can use mountain bike derailleurs if you want or swop over to a Microshift or Sunrace derailleur if you want that are designed for Shimano compatibility. Lots of upgrade options. The only decent Tourney derailleur I've ever come across is the TX-800 and that is a mountain bike derailleur. I think the best logical upgrade here would be a Claris derailleur but worth considering whatever you can get cheap. Have to remember this is a freehub based road bike though it won't have the same issues as many freewheel based road bikes. You may well be satisfied with the performance of the standard derailleur as the cassette won't wobble like a freewheel unless its a very poor quality freehub.



Shimano compatability list shows what can mix and match - tourney a070 is very very shallow.

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bonzobanana39 m ago

All the 6,7,8,9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible as it's the …All the 6,7,8,9 speed Shimano rear derailleurs are compatible as it's the shifters that dictate the cable pull ratio. So you can put in whatever Shimano derailleur you want. I'm not so sure with 10 speed. However a junky 6 speed derailleur is obviously going to be rubbish trying to move correctly for 9 speed but you can upgrade a 7 speed derailleur with a better quality 8 speed or 9 speed derailleur and get even more precise shifting for your 7 speed setup. You can use mountain bike derailleurs if you want or swop over to a Microshift or Sunrace derailleur if you want that are designed for Shimano compatibility. Lots of upgrade options. The only decent Tourney derailleur I've ever come across is the TX-800 and that is a mountain bike derailleur. I think the best logical upgrade here would be a Claris derailleur but worth considering whatever you can get cheap. Have to remember this is a freehub based road bike though it won't have the same issues as many freewheel based road bikes. You may well be satisfied with the performance of the standard derailleur as the cassette won't wobble like a freewheel unless its a very poor quality freehub.


Ah fair enough I was always led to believe you could only go one size up due to chain width. So on a 7 speed you could use a 7 or 8 speed derailleur. Everything new mid/high-end road is 10/11 speed.
As I said could be wrong. While I like to ride I don't pay so much attention these days on groupset specs and compatibility.

Still think stretching to the £300 one makes the most sense if you can.
Ceejay197414 h, 23 m ago

Couldn't agree more. This bike is easily 10 times better than the … Couldn't agree more. This bike is easily 10 times better than the Orbea. Deffo worth paying the extra £100, it's a no brainer.


I hate the tiagra compact on my bike, you might as well get a single ring groupset.
GAVINLEWISHUKD1 h, 18 m ago

Ah fair enough I was always led to believe you could only go one size up …Ah fair enough I was always led to believe you could only go one size up due to chain width. So on a 7 speed you could use a 7 or 8 speed derailleur. Everything new mid/high-end road is 10/11 speed.As I said could be wrong. While I like to ride I don't pay so much attention these days on groupset specs and compatibility. Still think stretching to the £300 one makes the most sense if you can.


It's a good £200 bike but yes definitely £300 gets you a better bike and £400 even better again. Some people have to or want to keep to a budget though. Like you I'm pretty sure 10 speed and above is different but 6/7/8/9 should be compatible but you can go up in derailleur quality not down realistically otherwise there will be likely be problems due to the tighter spacing of cogs on higher groupsets. I bought an old Saracen bike for very little money and the person had bodged on a very old early tourney derailleur after ripping off the frames derailleur hanger and it was working with its 8 speed cassette, it wasn't pretty and the derailleur fell off when you took the wheel off as its own hanger was secured by the end of the quick release. One of these if I remember rightly. It was a downgrade and was slow to change I didn't check it any further than that before removing it. It was corroded and very scratched and clearly from a much older bike.

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kramer20881 h, 7 m ago

I hate the tiagra compact on my bike, you might as well get a single ring …I hate the tiagra compact on my bike, you might as well get a single ring groupset.



Why? a 50/34 chainring on the front and ou cant tell the difference when you shift down? the fact it is a Tiagra is irrellevant if the gearing is the issue
brilly22 h, 44 m ago

or if your budget is 200quid - its a no biker


If you only have a budget of £200 then you'd be spending more and more later down the line on it....cheaper to walk, save your £200
Ceejay19745 h, 40 m ago

If you only have a budget of £200 then you'd be spending more and more …If you only have a budget of £200 then you'd be spending more and more later down the line on it....cheaper to walk, save your £200


cheaper to walk, save your £300
brilly43 m ago

cheaper to walk, save your £300


At least the £300 bike would last a lot longer (durability) better ride, smoother ride, a lot easier to ride but hey you do as you like.
GB270523 h, 12 m ago

Why? a 50/34 chainring on the front and ou cant tell the difference when …Why? a 50/34 chainring on the front and ou cant tell the difference when you shift down? the fact it is a Tiagra is irrellevant if the gearing is the issue


It just feels like there is so little difference between the two rings. Sometimes forget which one I'm on. Had loads of problems adjusting the get 20 gears all working without rattle or jumping.
Ceejay19748 h, 52 m ago

If you only have a budget of £200 then you'd be spending more and more …If you only have a budget of £200 then you'd be spending more and more later down the line on it....cheaper to walk, save your £200


I've sent more on my £600 ( reduced from £900) in maintenance than I ever did on sub ££300 bikes.
LadyEleanor10th Mar

Find any available new road bike of similar or better spec for £250 or …Find any available new road bike of similar or better spec for £250 or less to prove you are not talking total rubbish.


I said save your money put it into something else. Why spend £200 on what is a disposable low end bike when you can spend a bit more and get something better second hand or new? If you want examples look for eastway on sale at wiggle or vitus at chainreactioncycles or go to planet x, rutland cycles or ribble cycles and buy their lower end offerings. All not much more when on sale and infinitely better bicycles than the original post. Really doesn't take much grey matter to find a better deal... just wait till sale season a £600 bike becomes a £300 bike with a bare minimum of a claris or tiagra groupset on it, or buy second hand bike and get even more for your money...
GAVINLEWISHUKD10th Mar

Alu bike with carbon forks and ultegra groupset in good condition for …Alu bike with carbon forks and ultegra groupset in good condition for £200? If one exists it will definitely be stolen.


I said look for it, Are you gonna get a full carbon bike with full ultegra groupset, very unlikely but there are options out there. I have found many great bikes in the 2-300 range. I got a fondriest steel frame with carbon forks and campag groupset for £150 just recently and countless specialized allez of various spec around the £150 mark all alot better than the original post here. gotta specialized tarmac frame for £50 with a nearly complete ultegra 6600 group for another £60 from another guy who just wanted to trade up to a new bike via gumtree- Just takes patience and a bit of knowledge.
kramer20889 h, 43 m ago

I've sent more on my £600 ( reduced from £900) in maintenance than I ever d …I've sent more on my £600 ( reduced from £900) in maintenance than I ever did on sub ££300 bikes.


Yeah because the low end bikes, once something goes wrong (and they usually do more often than not) then the cheapy becomes disposable and certainly not cost effective to keep. This is unless you want to change and upgrade cassettes, brakes, gearing etc etc which is where you would have been better of in the first place with a better bike.
If the budget is so low to purchase, then why bother with brand new ?
Gumtree or eBay will get you a much better bike for the same money.
Ceejay19741 h, 52 m ago

Yeah because the low end bikes, once something goes wrong (and they …Yeah because the low end bikes, once something goes wrong (and they usually do more often than not) then the cheapy becomes disposable and certainly not cost effective to keep. This is unless you want to change and upgrade cassettes, brakes, gearing etc etc which is where you would have been better of in the first place with a better bike.If the budget is so low to purchase, then why bother with brand new ?Gumtree or eBay will get you a much better bike for the same money.


Something like a Carrera Virtuoso is an incredibly strong and safe bike with a very reliable Claris drivetrain. There are people that have used those for touring for thousands of miles with very little maintenance. It has super strong steel forks that take a lot of abuse and strong but heavy wheels. The issue is many won't like it because it doesn't have performance parts, it's a few kg's heavier than more expensive road bikes, the gears have bigger jumps so you may not ride quite as efficiently. When you wear out the drivetrain replacement parts are cheap, so the bike is incredibly cheap to maintain. Yes there are super cheap road bikes with very poor components but once you step up to a freehub equipped road bike with something like Claris it's a huge jump in quality and reliability even if it isn't such a jump in performance but most of the performance of a road bike is down to the engine not the bike itself.

I don't think a Claris road bike should be looked down on, it can often be more reliable and safer than more expensive bikes. Heavy steel chainrings still outlast lightweight aluminium chainrings, hollow aluminium crank arms are more likely to fail than solid aluminium crank arms or steel crankarms, carbon forks still have a greater risk of collapsing than steel forks. A triple butted lightweight aluminium frame is a shorter life frame than an aluminium frame with straight gauge tubing. Sometimes it reads like people think you can remove a huge amount of material from a bike, use more advanced less mature materials and build components to operate to much finer tolerances and yet be safer and more reliable.
The saving was 90% on the components, both upgradable and very cheaply replaceable.

Yes, if you are happy buying someone 'lost' item on gumtree, and you are that type of knowledgable seasoned cyclist go there.
vileda_the_best10th Mar

at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by …at £560 it would be a truly awful buy - tourney isn't even considered by shimano to be a road group setI know it is £100/50% more but the rivelin 2 is a world apart in what it offers https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/calibre-rivelin-2-0-road-bike-p383864 taking you up to Tiagra on the groupset


I disagree. Tourney is quite good. It'll be adequate for most recreational riders.
ebble16 h, 52 m ago

I disagree. Tourney is quite good. It'll be adequate for most recreational …I disagree. Tourney is quite good. It'll be adequate for most recreational riders.



quite good is relative - it is bottom rung on shimano listing with claris, sora, tiagra, 105, ultregra and dura ace above it in their hierarchy.

Shimano themselves quote it as their entry level and ideal for "urban" cycling.

You will note I have not stated this is a bad buy at £200 just awful at it so called RRP, however wiggle constantly have something equivalent with tourney that would make this at best a 20% saving.

If you can stretch and jump up beyond the bottom level there are some significant improvements even with claris., In the tiagra example that is a 10 speed setup which will retain more if you decide not for you - whilst, if riding becomes your thing , gives you better components with easier routes to upgrade and get more out of it - almost like an true endurance rider (would suggest reading shimano description of the road groupsets to follow the inference)
Edited by: "vileda_the_best" 13th Mar
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