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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I just ordered the Calibre Rivelin 2.0 Road Bike, size 54, I am 5'10in tall, will this be ok? I could not find a shop that had size 56.

Not ridden a bike in years, so just want to get a bike so me and my 12 year old can go out riding abit, mainly on quiet roads/parks/country paths etc, would this be ok? cost more than I wanted to pay, but looks like a good quality boke from what people have said.
ecnirp981 h, 12 m ago

I just ordered the Calibre Rivelin 2.0 Road Bike, size 54, I am 5'10in …I just ordered the Calibre Rivelin 2.0 Road Bike, size 54, I am 5'10in tall, will this be ok? I could not find a shop that had size 56.Not ridden a bike in years, so just want to get a bike so me and my 12 year old can go out riding abit, mainly on quiet roads/parks/country paths etc, would this be ok? cost more than I wanted to pay, but looks like a good quality boke from what people have said.


Shouldn’t be awful as long as you can get enough height in the saddle, stem can always be swapped for a longer one 🏽
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


Well spotted. With the full Tiagra and a lightish frame this is one of the best bike deals to emerge for a very long time. The Tiagra groupset alone costs 100's.
ecnirp981 h, 21 m ago

I just ordered the Calibre Rivelin 2.0 Road Bike, size 54, I am 5'10in …I just ordered the Calibre Rivelin 2.0 Road Bike, size 54, I am 5'10in tall, will this be ok? I could not find a shop that had size 56.Not ridden a bike in years, so just want to get a bike so me and my 12 year old can go out riding abit, mainly on quiet roads/parks/country paths etc, would this be ok? cost more than I wanted to pay, but looks like a good quality boke from what people have said.


Go for it, this a an outstanding deal much better than what Decathlon, Halfords and the rest have offered over the past few years.
Bit like buying a £50 phone, yes it will do the job, but you will always wish you'd spent more...
This seems a great deal for the price. Certainly worth a punt if you were wanting to try a road bike out.

Tourney is bottom end, but if you really got the bug you could swap it out for a better group set for a reasonable amount.

No mention of wheel or brake caliper spec? Interested to know what they are.

Wheels easily swapped out ( if needed ).

On cheap components my biggest concern is brakes. Cheaper materials equals more flex and cheap pad compouds equal less braking power. Seen these issues on better specced budget bikes.

Would make a swift commuter.

In all honesty it wouldnt be something I would purchase myself these days, but I am cycling obsessed and spend way too much. Started off on a bottom end Spesh Allez with a similar spec.

Bargain.
clarkeyi9th Mar

Can't argue for 199


I think you might , after a years use tbh
ML610 h, 26 m ago

Shouldn’t be awful as long as you can get enough height in the saddle, s …Shouldn’t be awful as long as you can get enough height in the saddle, stem can always be swapped for a longer one 🏽



Biker2510 h, 16 m ago

Go for it, this a an outstanding deal much better than what Decathlon, …Go for it, this a an outstanding deal much better than what Decathlon, Halfords and the rest have offered over the past few years.


ML610 h, 26 m ago

Shouldn’t be awful as long as you can get enough height in the saddle, s …Shouldn’t be awful as long as you can get enough height in the saddle, stem can always be swapped for a longer one 🏽


Thanks for the advice, was just worried on the size, I can test it when I collect as it has just been reserved, I've already got an email saying it's ready for collection!

would rather get something abit better for the extra £100, mainly will be riding it with my 12 YO son, but going to use it to get a bit more active and go for days out in the Peak District etc

Seems to be allot of bike experts interested in this deal, can anyone recommend a bike rack for a car, I got a 2011 Peugeot 207 hatchback, so need one to hold 2 bikes.
GB270510th Mar

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




Been talking myself out of that Contend for a few weeks now. Not a fan of carbon forks, although getting hard to find a bike without them. Sat in store on one and very nice. The M-L or L sizing confuses me with Giant stuff as their sizing charts always seems to indicate that I should buy M-L but often I find that M-L is too small. Only tried a L in the Contend. Sorry, ranting now.
Hi all, there's some really knowledgeable people on this thread so hoping someone can give advice please! Think I want a hybrid as will just be occasionally riding road with some off. I have vitality health insurance which gives me currently 50% off with Evans up to £300 discount. Looking for the cheapest I can get that is actually good, which is where you lot come in hopefully! I had a bmx once.... I'd have just gone for the cheapest possible but seems there's a few caveats
nrps13 h, 58 m ago

Hi all, there's some really knowledgeable people on this thread so hoping …Hi all, there's some really knowledgeable people on this thread so hoping someone can give advice please! Think I want a hybrid as will just be occasionally riding road with some off. I have vitality health insurance which gives me currently 50% off with Evans up to £300 discount. Looking for the cheapest I can get that is actually good, which is where you lot come in hopefully! I had a bmx once.... I'd have just gone for the cheapest possible but seems there's a few caveats


whats your height and are you a man or a woman? cursory look shows a cannondale badboy 3 ex display for £576

evanscycles.com/can…734


evanscycles.com/can…193


remember you will get alot more value on the 2nd hand market though, but if you have 50% off the retail price it ain't bad.. £288
Cheers OP, collected one which is 57 size frame. They seems to coming back to stock some people not collection theirs.
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bespokebicycle52 m ago

whats your height and are you a man or a woman? cursory look shows a …whats your height and are you a man or a woman? cursory look shows a cannondale badboy 3 ex display for £576https://www.evanscycles.com/cannondale-bad-boy-3-2019-hybrid-bike-s-ex-demo-ex-display-EV361734https://www.evanscycles.com/cannondale-bad-boy-3-2019-hybrid-bike-m-ex-demo-ex-display-EV362193remember you will get alot more value on the 2nd hand market though, but if you have 50% off the retail price it ain't bad.. £288


Looking good, certainly gives me a base to start my search, thank you! I'm 5'11" man fyi, 31cm leg.
Edited by: "nrps1" 13th Mar
nrps11 h, 23 m ago

Looking good, certainly gives me a base to start my search, thank you! I'm …Looking good, certainly gives me a base to start my search, thank you! I'm 5'11" man fyi, 31cm leg.


at 5'11 you need a large frame probably - check out there sizing on evans website for further details or you should be able to order the bike into your local branch and try before you buy.
tawse5712 h, 52 m ago

Been talking myself out of that Contend for a few weeks now. Not a fan of …Been talking myself out of that Contend for a few weeks now. Not a fan of carbon forks, although getting hard to find a bike without them. Sat in store on one and very nice. The M-L or L sizing confuses me with Giant stuff as their sizing charts always seems to indicate that I should buy M-L but often I find that M-L is too small. Only tried a L in the Contend. Sorry, ranting now.



thinking of getting it on the C2W scheme, working out at around £340 and will replace my old aluminium defy 1 as my commuter/winter bike. i am 6' 1" and the ML is good for me, with the L i was stretched out a bit too much.
bespokebicycle11 h, 32 m ago

at 5'11 you need a large frame probably - check out there sizing on evans …at 5'11 you need a large frame probably - check out there sizing on evans website for further details or you should be able to order the bike into your local branch and try before you buy.


I checked the site and it suggested around ~50" frame, the bike in this thread is 57" I believe, giants riding about!!
GB270510 h, 0 m ago

thinking of getting it on the C2W scheme, working out at around £340 and …thinking of getting it on the C2W scheme, working out at around £340 and will replace my old aluminium defy 1 as my commuter/winter bike. i am 6' 1" and the ML is good for me, with the L i was stretched out a bit too much.



I am self employed so alas no C2W for me. There are no pannier mounts on the rear stays.

I went back to the Giant store yesterday and tried the M-L and L again for size. M-L was just too small for me. I am 6 foot with 33.5 inch inside leg in bare feet. Got a staff guy to look at me on both just to get a second opinion on size.

If it had pannier holes I would buy it I think. I am looking at the Orbea Vector now, which has them, but it is full price at 900 to 1000. Would only ever buy bikes in a sale of 30 to 40 percent off.

I went into Go Outdoors yesterday and had a look at their bikes. Was quite impressed. They have a good range of cheapish bikes that would suit a lot of people. The main drawback I saw on them were small cassettes on the back - no big cogs. Not a problem if you live on the flat but no good for me in hilly South Wales.
rodman16 h, 6 m ago

Cheers OP, collected one which is 57 size frame. They seems to coming back …Cheers OP, collected one which is 57 size frame. They seems to coming back to stock some people not collection theirs.[Image]


Very nice looking bike that looks well above its price point until you see the Tourney branding on the brifters. Does the bike have a cassette or freewheel? I could be wrong but it looks like you have the front wheel on the wrong way round, the quick release lever should be on the non-drive side normally and the tread looks like it might be facing the wrong way. Also the rear quick release lever should be tucked in so it can't be knocked open, between the seat and chain stays or just behind the seat stay.
nrps120 h, 46 m ago

Hi all, there's some really knowledgeable people on this thread so hoping …Hi all, there's some really knowledgeable people on this thread so hoping someone can give advice please! Think I want a hybrid as will just be occasionally riding road with some off. I have vitality health insurance which gives me currently 50% off with Evans up to £300 discount. Looking for the cheapest I can get that is actually good, which is where you lot come in hopefully! I had a bmx once.... I'd have just gone for the cheapest possible but seems there's a few caveats


Sounds like you can have a £600 bike for £300 so I'd be looking at bikes close to £600. Evan's own Pinnacle range are very good and they currently have clearance offers. You say 'some off' as in offroad but what sort of offroad just cycling along a country path or actually something more extreme over rough ground. Hybrids are really only suitable for very light off road use normally.
bonzobanana11 m ago

Very nice looking bike that looks well above its price point until you see …Very nice looking bike that looks well above its price point until you see the Tourney branding on the brifters. Does the bike have a cassette or freewheel? I could be wrong but it looks like you have the front wheel on the wrong way round, the quick release lever should be on the non-drive side normally and the tread looks like it might be facing the wrong way. Also the rear quick release lever should be tucked in so it can't be knocked open, between the seat and chain stays or just behind the seat stay.Sounds like you can have a £600 bike for £300 so I'd be looking at bikes close to £600. Evan's own Pinnacle range are very good and they currently have clearance offers. You say 'some off' as in offroad but what sort of offroad just cycling along a country path or actually something more extreme over rough ground. Hybrids are really only suitable for very light off road use normally.


I assume it does pay to go to the top end of my £600/2 really, was hoping I could go to one for £400/2 though for similar quality Whatever the mood takes, but as a novice and living in a flat area, just up and down kirbs and the occasional country path. Maybe I should get an Evoque instead?!
Edited by: "nrps1" 14th Mar
nrps126 m ago

I assume it does pay to go to the top end of my £600/2 really, was hoping …I assume it does pay to go to the top end of my £600/2 really, was hoping I could go to one for £400/2 though for similar quality Whatever the mood takes, but as a novice and living in a flat area, just up and down kirbs and the occasional country path. Maybe I should get an Evoque instead?!


Sounds like a hybrid would be perfect to be honest. This is pretty sweet with hub gears, sealed bearings, deore brakes etc.


evanscycles.com/pin…906


A little over budget though. Nice hybrid here with Claris drivetrain but only available in medium size but well within budget;


evanscycles.com/pin…568

Lots of options at Evan's though both discounted and undiscounted. I tend to focus on the Pinnacle bikes as that is their inhouse brand so you tend to get much better value from those anyway, then if they are discounted the value improves again.
bonzobanana24 m ago

Sounds like a hybrid would be perfect to be honest. This is pretty sweet …Sounds like a hybrid would be perfect to be honest. This is pretty sweet with hub gears, sealed bearings, deore brakes etc.https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-lithium-alfine-2018-hybrid-bike-EV306906A little over budget though. Nice hybrid here with Claris drivetrain but only available in medium size but well within budget;https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-neon-2-2018-hybrid-bike-EV275568Lots of options at Evan's though both discounted and undiscounted. I tend to focus on the Pinnacle bikes as that is their inhouse brand so you tend to get much better value from those anyway, then if they are discounted the value improves again.


Thank you, great info
jUsT2eXy10th Mar

Quick question for you cycling experts. What would you recommend for a …Quick question for you cycling experts. What would you recommend for a novice cyclist who is looking for a weekend bicycle to ride around parks and designated cycling lanes (pavement)?Budget would be <£200 if possible please.Thanks guys !


Scott spark 29er
Good for sticking on the turbo trainer and those really horrible weather days, great price. Hot
Only got bikes left for little people
crumpetman10th Mar

Better off to spend a bit more as others have said or go second hand. …Better off to spend a bit more as others have said or go second hand. This bike is heavy with poor components and the RRP is nonsense. You will get fed up riding it.


This exactly. Cheaper bikes have poorer quality components. My first road bike had a plastic bottom bracket!

If someone wants to get into Road cycling, please spend a little more up front. Otherwise you'll get a nasty surprise a couple of months in when you have to start replacing components and paying for a bike shop to do it.
Ceejay197411th Mar

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


Four times more likely to die in a RTA as a pedestrian vs cyclist.

So maybe buy a helmet before you go walking...
gaijintendo7 m ago

Four times more likely to die in a RTA as a pedestrian vs cyclist.So maybe …Four times more likely to die in a RTA as a pedestrian vs cyclist.So maybe buy a helmet before you go walking...


There was also a research paper that said you are more likely to die of a head injury as a pedestrian than a cyclist. This was brought out when discussing mandatory wearing of cycle helmets.
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


Tourney A-07x is in the road setup per Shimano product information site. Surely the fact the shifter is a road shifter is a big give away.

Anyway, I would agree its worth trying to get a better drivetrain, but this is still a great price for a half decent brand. Unfortunately cycling is addictive (like photography) and before you know it you won't settle for less than Ultegra R8070 .
nrps114th Mar

I assume it does pay to go to the top end of my £600/2 really, was hoping …I assume it does pay to go to the top end of my £600/2 really, was hoping I could go to one for £400/2 though for similar quality Whatever the mood takes, but as a novice and living in a flat area, just up and down kirbs and the occasional country path. Maybe I should get an Evoque instead?!



Sounds like a Boardman HYB 8.6 or a Giant Escape will do you. Both can be got for good spec under £500 with the basic Giant Escape for £349. If you do C2W it works out even cheaper. Both bikes will be ideal for what you want to do.
200 is what it's worth really. At 560 it would be an awful buy. If your looking for a road bike it'd be better to save up more and get something for around 400 as this will soon fall apart. Otherwise buy used at this price.
One maybe off-topic question... I'm planning a 2-weeks cycling holiday this year. Is the road bike group something that I should look after or I need to check hybrid or mountain bikes?

The speed is not important (I'll ride around 30-40 miles a day), but durability is.

Thank you
nrps113th Mar

Looking good, certainly gives me a base to start my search, thank you! I'm …Looking good, certainly gives me a base to start my search, thank you! I'm 5'11" man fyi, 31cm leg.


55cm frame -
horstachio2 h, 24 m ago

Tourney A-07x is in the road setup per Shimano product information site. …Tourney A-07x is in the road setup per Shimano product information site. Surely the fact the shifter is a road shifter is a big give away.Anyway, I would agree its worth trying to get a better drivetrain, but this is still a great price for a half decent brand. Unfortunately cycling is addictive (like photography) and before you know it you won't settle for less than Ultegra R8070 .


You will note I stated Tourney
that includes A-07x, Tz, Tx and just plain old Tourney

All entry level - 3 of those apparently in the MTB category albeit those 3 bike radar would not consider suitable for offroad.

Also are cyclocross and gravel bikes road bikes?

There is of course the debate to be had that surely to be classed a groupset you require brakes!

What does amuse me is on the road hierarchical the first part they advertise is these are for true riders (their endurance range) which in turn infers Tourney, "ideal for the urban rider" isn't
koska2 h, 31 m ago

One maybe off-topic question... I'm planning a 2-weeks cycling holiday …One maybe off-topic question... I'm planning a 2-weeks cycling holiday this year. Is the road bike group something that I should look after or I need to check hybrid or mountain bikes?The speed is not important (I'll ride around 30-40 miles a day), but durability is.Thank you


If your cycling holiday is purely on the road and likely using a road bike I would say minimum 'Claris' groupset for reliability. It is well constructed and 8 speed cassette cogs are more widely spaced which means the Claris rear derailleur has a slightly easier life. As you go up in gears on the cassette the tolerance of the rear derailleur has to be tighter and any additional friction in the cables etc can have greater effect so Claris is a reliable groupset. Some may disagree though and state Sora or Tiagra but Sora is 9 speed and Tiagra is 10 speed so you are basically buying smoother shifting and greater riding efficiency rather than extra reliability and I've seen people claim and be surprised that Claris shifts more reliably but then it doesn't have to be quite as accurate shifting because of the lower number of cogs. Note, Claris is not any slower than Sora or Tiagra that is dictated by the number of teeth on the cogs and chainrings it's just there are bigger jumps in the gears in between the highest and lowest gears. Hope that makes sense. I've seen people say 'Don't Tourney for touring' so despite the tourney name sounding close to touring it is a basic entry level drivetrain meant for occasional or light use and needs more frequent maintenance and adjustment which definitely isn't ideal for touring. I'm sure it can be used for touring but you are increasing the probability that you will have problems.
Gotta love that Kawasaki Green!
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


Voted cold on the basis that the bike you've posted is phenomenal value compared to this.
mattrixdesign213th Mar

This seems a great deal for the price. Certainly worth a punt if you were …This seems a great deal for the price. Certainly worth a punt if you were wanting to try a road bike out.Tourney is bottom end, but if you really got the bug you could swap it out for a better group set for a reasonable amount.No mention of wheel or brake caliper spec? Interested to know what they are.Wheels easily swapped out ( if needed ). On cheap components my biggest concern is brakes. Cheaper materials equals more flex and cheap pad compouds equal less braking power. Seen these issues on better specced budget bikes.Would make a swift commuter.In all honesty it wouldnt be something I would purchase myself these days, but I am cycling obsessed and spend way too much. Started off on a bottom end Spesh Allez with a similar spec.Bargain.


I would argue that it makes more sense to spend an extra £100 on the £299 Calibre Rivelin in the first place given it is likely to be a much better experience to begin with and makes more economical sense buying something good in the first sense rather than buying low-end and then replacing it a year down the line.
Seen this the other day and thought it's good for 200 but weighed up the pros and cons and decided it's to risky people might see me buying a road bike,I think I will stick to my mountain bike blasting Strava times roadies have created
Great deal, but the Shimano Tourney groupset is useless, it wears out fast than you can blink.
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