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Giant Defy Composite 3 £699.99 (£714.99 posted) @ Pauls Cycles
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This is an amzing carbon framed bike for under £700, the Giant Defy bikes are amazing for sportive type riding or if looking for something a bit more relaxed Only got size Large le… Read more
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Ok, it is a different paint job, yawn.... but it is the same carbon material and construction

rodman ... correct its different paint job.

adsham

Thanks, I think this was already posted although it looks expired … Thanks, I think this was already posted although it looks expired http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/giant-tcr-composite-3-full-carbon-road-bike-699-from-1250-2013-model-paulscycles-2256008


White and black color does not mean the same frame

horshamhornet

Yeah, looks like the TCR bikes have gone now but this is exactly the same … Yeah, looks like the TCR bikes have gone now but this is exactly the same bike with different geometry



Ah yes, I see that it's different - only large available though?

Original Poster

Yeah, looks like the TCR bikes have gone now but this is exactly the same bike with different geometry
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Giant TCR Composite 3 full carbon road bike £699 from £1250 2013 model @ paulscycles
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Just bought this from Paul's Cycles. £699 for a full carbon bike from a major manufacturer is a great deal. Full specs here (Cut n paste into browser or can someone tag hyperlink) … Read more
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horshamhornet

Just seen they also have the Defy Composite 3, same bike but more relaxed … Just seen they also have the Defy Composite 3, same bike but more relaxed ride position for us oldies or longer distance rideshttp://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b4s6p4918/GIANT-DEFY-COMPOSITE-3-2013


I tried the riding position of the Defy, (which is a more casual riding position) but preferred the TCR, each to their own, but it felt more like what you'd expect from a road bike. the TCR just seemed more fun.

sparklehedgehog

and i still stand by my comment. I'd still choose the Giant any day over … and i still stand by my comment. I'd still choose the Giant any day over anything Ribble sell as they're the worst company i've ever dealt with hands down!Avoid Ribble no matter what



Yep I agree, I have nothing but trouble with my Ribble and the non existent customer service.....shocking company

Just seen they also have the Defy Composite 3, same bike but more relaxed ride position for us oldies or longer distance rides

paulscycles.co.uk/m7b…013

emma1487

well with a lighter bike you may find hills easier, its all for speed



Thanks, maybe get one next year when I get another bit of weight of ,losing 2lb a week using a boardman team hybrid .

billyboy1

is there any benefit having this over a aluminium frame for someone 12 … is there any benefit having this over a aluminium frame for someone 12 stone.


well with a lighter bike you may find hills easier, its all for speed
Scott CR1 30 Carbon Roadbike: Paul's Cycles £749.99
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I've been researching new bikes and this looks to be a good deal. Not the best groupset, but this is a very good lightweight carbon frame from a manufacturer with a great pedigree … Read more

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Canyon make great bikes and have an XC8 MTB (in profile pic) Couldn't stretch to their road bikes this time though.

Judosteffer

also compare to Canyon Endurace, full Ultegra 7.8 kilos for £1049, also … also compare to Canyon Endurace, full Ultegra 7.8 kilos for £1049, also Ribble Sporting Racing £1059, carbon frame with full Ultegra, Aksiums and Carbon Seatpost (thats £60 of upgrades to get to the £1059 price)- £576 via Cycle to work.


Where ?

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Great service from Paul's. Ordered yesterday and arrived today

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MAdam98

​You may not have said it but as bikes go, this is seen as a starter bike … ​You may not have said it but as bikes go, this is seen as a starter bike for some. I suppose such people are rare though


I agree however looking at at the normal user i think this is plenty of a bike and yes if you are into racing or something than yes its good to add more love to your bike as a daily commuter i think i bike should be comfortable to ride and that's about it.
GT KARAKORAM 2.0 2013 29"  £369.99 @ Pauls Cycles
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Not sure if this is any good but I am looking for a new bike and saw this, to small for me but may be good for someone else, Any recommendation on a bike in this price range thoug… Read more

Been riding a 29er for the past year with no real problems

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yozzman1234

Just checked it out its a 29er so not great for everyday use , more for … Just checked it out its a 29er so not great for everyday use , more for downhill !!! And it's only a small left in frame size so that will be a 16 in frame , medium is 18 and large is 20



I would take 26" wheels myself for downhill, 29's are heavy, slow to accelerate and unresponsive, I would have said that 29's are only for high speed in technical terrain, but I'm not convinced the benefits are worth it, especially now 650b exists.

Frankly I wouldn't recommend any sub £700 29er above a 26 because it means they have shoehorned the wheels onto 26" geometry to get it to that price point, and this will wreck all benefits you get from the wheel size anyway.

Just checked it out its a 29er so not great for everyday use , more for downhill !!! And it's only a small left in frame size so that will be a 16 in frame , medium is 18 and large is 20

Do you mean a 29er as in 29 inch rims , 29 inch frame would be for a 9ft giant !!!!
Just got a brand new boardman from gumtree £500 in store the guy wanted £400 but got him down to £350 . Lots of brand new bike on there that people buy and then sell not used . And I got the receipt for 1st service free .

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IamWill

Have a look at the BeOne Spirit Sport, it's half price, down to £270 and … Have a look at the BeOne Spirit Sport, it's half price, down to £270 and an absolute bargain from marlin cycles at the moment, you'll need to buy pedals as well, at worst add another £30 but pedals are such a personal choice you don't want them included, and you still have enough in the budget to change the saddle or handlebars, also a very personal choice.



I was looking for a 29" as have tried on and based on that experience and research they seemed to be pretty good now a days?
GT karakoram elite 2014 29er @ paulscycles Was £700 Now £429
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GT karakoram elite 2014 29er from paulscycles Model Year (2014) Options Small - In Stock, Medium - - No Longer Available, Large - In Stock, X Large - In Stock Frame 29" Hydroform… Read more

Been looking at getting in to trail cycling for a while as a means of keeping fit *(getting fit). Bought a 2nd hand Saracen Traverse 05 model in great condition for £40. So would love to know from you bike nuts if I got a good bike at a decent price? (An apology for wondering off topic slightly, oops)
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skdotcom

If you have an Evans Cycles store near you get them to price match Pauls. … If you have an Evans Cycles store near you get them to price match Pauls. I live very close to Pauls Cycles, they are OK, but if you want to use the Cycle2work scheme they will charge you an extra 10%.I bought this through the C2W scheme http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s155p5410/CANNONDALE-TRAIL-SL-29-1-2014 , and got Evans to price match. Happy days!


I think they only price matched Paul's in your case as you're local. Paul's aren't on the price match list:
m.evanscycles.com/pri…tch

ICTHUS

Don't compare, This is not even close to the GT spec or build quality.

or price

mixmanx

That's only got 20" wheels.

frame sizeoO

cycleman

Or this get it for £270 with the Halfords vouchers (10% off face value) + … Or this get it for £270 with the Halfords vouchers (10% off face value) + spend & save (£20 off £200).Great bike for the money.



That's only got 20" wheels.
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Cannondale trail SL3 mountain bike £499 @ pauls cycles
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A very good starter spec mountain bike better than your usual halfords bikes perfect for anyone getting into cycling for the new year Frame Trail SL, Optimized 6061 alloy, SAVE, … Read more

rh04driver

500 for acera alvio coil fork components? delivered disassembled in a … 500 for acera alvio coil fork components? delivered disassembled in a box..at this price range surely an air fork with sramx5 or deore stuff is possible



was thinking the same thing. I just bought the GT Karakoram elite 2014 29er with rock shox for 100 quid cheaper.

Was just about to purchase a Voodoo Bizango from Halfords at Farnbourgh Gate but the lack of services and duff information put me off purchasing from that store. It's quite obvious that some of the staff in the bike services area are not adequately trained in basic customer service and seem quite content in keeping you waiting ( in my case 20 mins) without any acknowledgement.

Had a better experience at the Bracknell store even though it's an extra 8 miles from were I live. I guess it's just finding the right person.

Great price for an entry level bike. I was looking at this model as I found a couple of good reviews for it and I was just about to bite but decided to go for the SL2 instead as it's slightly better spec (mainly interested in the fork upgrade).

CANNONDALE TRAIL SL 29 2 - £629 (only small and xl left)
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Frame Trail SL 29, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE, 1.5" head tube
Forks RockShox XC 30 Gold TK 29, 100mm, Solo Air, remote lockout, rebound, 1.5"
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, 31.8 clamp
Shifters Shimano Deore 30 Speed
Chainset Shimano M522 Hollowtech, Octalink, 42/32/24
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink
Chain KMC X10, 10-speed
Freewheel Shimano HG62, 11-36, 10-speed
Headset Tange Custom 1.5"
Stem Cannondale C4, 1.5", 31.8, 7 deg.
Handlebars Cannondale C3, 700x5mm, 6061 double-butted alloy
Front Brake Shimano M446 hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear Brake Shimano M446 hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano M446
Rims Alex DC3.0 29, double wall w/eyelet, 32-hole
Front Hub Formula CDH20
Rear Hub Formula CDH22
Spokes Stainless Steel, 15g Black
Tyres WTB NINELINE, 29X2.0"
Saddle Cannondale Stage 3
Seatpost Cannondale C3, 27.2x350MM (S,M) 400mm (L,X,J)
Pedals Cannondale Platform
Grips Cannondale Locking Grips
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neilhukd

That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, … That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, Halfords ended up putting rockshox on mine as the Suntours just gave in after a trail


neilhukd

That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, … That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, Halfords ended up putting rockshox on mine as the Suntours just gave in after a trail


neilhukd

That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, … That is a good deal, best of luck with the Suntour Raidon forks though, Halfords ended up putting rockshox on mine as the Suntours just gave in after a trail


Well their getting a good test, im no lightweight! Bit of trial and error getting set up to suit, but seem fine now. Do you have the same bike? how did you get differnet set of forks i would have thought it would have a like for like swap?

Ha ha, a classic defence. Get called out and so pretend you were wrong on purpose to get a bite.

Your agreement that boxers don't wear lacoste means you have lost the argument, but don't have the wit to realise it yet. Have a re-read of the whole thread, realise your mistake, quietly log off.
CUBE PELOTON COMPACT 2013 £514 (RRP £750) @ pauls cycles
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Decent price for an awesome bike. Bike is £499 Delivery is £15 TOTAL - £514 Shimano SORA groupset. Ok not going to do the Tour de France with one that, but still decent. Got some… Read more
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philiptcourt

Don't change the seat mate. Give it a couple of rides and your **** will … Don't change the seat mate. Give it a couple of rides and your **** will be broken in. (Oh matron).Get yourself some decent shorts/tights with a good quality gel chamois in the bum too.



It's too skinny my sit bones are about 115mm so add 25 - 30 mm that's 140-145mm the selle Italia is 120mm so is too small changed to my old seat much better with wider seat

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garryspight

I got mine yesterday. Makes a huge difference over my MTB. Seat is a bit … I got mine yesterday. Makes a huge difference over my MTB. Seat is a bit in the skinny and hard side. May try and swap that out to a wider charge spoon after a few more rides if my behind is still sore



Don't change the seat mate. Give it a couple of rides and your **** will be broken in. (Oh matron).
Get yourself some decent shorts/tights with a good quality gel chamois in the bum too.

I got mine yesterday. Makes a huge difference over my MTB. Seat is a bit in the skinny and hard side.

May try and swap that out to a wider charge spoon after a few more rides if my behind is still sore

rosbif

So is it worth the extra £45 to get the vr model and get sora rather than … So is it worth the extra £45 to get the vr model and get sora rather than Claris?



If that's the only difference then probably not, Claris is really just 8 speed Sora, can't really see that an extra gear makes too much difference, gear systems have become a bit of a joke, like multiblade razors etc in last decade! New sysems are not 11speed, couple of years time it'll probably be, ahem 12 speed?

SFconvert

one. Free delivery too.



So is it worth the extra £45 to get the vr model and get sora rather than Claris?
Cube agree GTC compact 2013 £799.99 @ paulscycles
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A fantastic bike at an amazing price. Options 50 CM - - No Longer Available, 53 CM - In Stock, 56 CM - In Stock, 58 CM - In Stock, 60 CM - In Stock, 62 CM - - No Longer Available… Read more

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I was completely satisfied with them, like any mail order company sometimes they get it wrong, I particularly don't like JE James due to an order they messed up, however I know they have 1000's of satisfied customers.

on your bike!

One of the 1,000 satisfied... had no issues with Paul's

Great price and I know there is a 1000 satisfied customers for every one disgruntled one. And disgruntled ones are more likely to post than the happier ones getting on with life on their new bike and only make a passing wonder to why anyone ever had trouble when they did not but I wouldn't buy another bike off Paul's.

Not voted either way.
Giant Defy Composite 3 2013 Road Bike £814.99 @ Pauls Cycles
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£799.99 + £15 delivery Only M, M/L, L available 2013 Giant Defy Composite carbon road bike is versatile with a longer wheelbase and slightly taller headtube for endurance positio… Read more

Do not ditch the compact until you are fit enough to use a standard double. Seeing as this is a "starter" bike, I very much doubt anyone buying it has the level of fitness to use a double on steep hills, even with a 28 rear cog.

The bike's ok for the money. Im lucky in that cycling is my main hobby and I have the resources to afford several bikes for all occasions, but I can justify it and I can justify spending out on campagnolo groupsets on my best bikes. This would appear to be a good starter bike, similar to my specialised allez.... The only upgrade that I would advise initially and its down to personal taste and ability is to ditch the compact chainset. And before people say, I live in an extremely hilly area and still manage with a 53/39 chainset.

its an attractive looking machine and should be value for money, as long as your hopes aren't too high for what you pay.

As for the comment regarding mountain bikes... theres always the far better cyclo cross alternative...

adzrules

Liked this idiot by accident. Not sure how to unlike



7.62 or lapua round normally does the trick.. oO

With the state of the roads round my way it's better to use a mountain bike!

danakajoel

Yes but to upgrade to complete 105 groupset would set you back approx. … Yes but to upgrade to complete 105 groupset would set you back approx. £300-£400



Which is why you'd do it in a few years when parts of the Tiagra starts to get worn and you'd extend the life of your bike and get an upgrade. In many ways I wish the 2300 on my bike would cause me some issues though
GT GTR Series 1 Road Bike. Was £1400, now 50% off £699.99 at Pauls Cycles. Collect from store or £15 delivery.
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Full carbon fork, double butted alloy frame with some nice Shimano Ultegra components and BB30. Hard to find these specs near a grand and this is £700. Only downside is sizes XS, S… Read more
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jamesthomson11

I bought is bike last year, think I paid about £560 for it. For the price … I bought is bike last year, think I paid about £560 for it. For the price it's a great bike. Will need updating if you want to cycle seriously but for the average person who wants a first road bike it's a great place to start.



560 where from? I'd say this is a great upgrade bike. youve got the foundations to go full ultegra. My best bike only has 105.

Also I found the frame to be very lightweight compared to similar spaced bikes. ie Scott, boardman and btwin.

I bought is bike last year, think I paid about £560 for it. For the price it's a great bike. Will need updating if you want to cycle seriously but for the average person who wants a first road bike it's a great place to start.

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ENGLISH

funny thing it is real im not a pedal bike person and i only need … funny thing it is real im not a pedal bike person and i only need something to travel 4 miles a day and in a minimum wage job £100 is my budget

Morpheus_00

:-) and here's me thinking we'd get away without any sports direct … :-) and here's me thinking we'd get away without any sports direct references. let's see if we get any real ones....

funny thing it is real im not a pedal bike person and i only need something to travel 4 miles a day and in a minimum wage job £100 is my budget
Cannondale Mountain Bikes up to 54% off (2012 & 2013 models) @ Pauls Cycles
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Some real bargains on Cannondale previous season bikes @ Pauls Cycles. Collection is free and delivery costs £15.
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very happy with bike and deal i managed to get at pauls cycles one the last 2 or 3 mediums left in stock. 50% off discount

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i got about 2 big locks as well

i brought a cannondale full suspension bike from these guys 3 weeks back got a good deal!!


very pleased even if delivery was a bit slow

hmmm lefty! hmmm badboy! love cannondale HOT

johnnystorm

Sounds like a bike shop that doesn't know its … Sounds like a bike shop that doesn't know its stuff:http://www.mbaction.com/Main/News/How-To-Service-Cannondales-Lefty-Fork-641.aspxAnd I quote from that article:"Loosen the outer collar using your Shimano bottom bracket tool. Thanks to Cannondale’s engineers for not designing hardware that would require special Cannondale tools to service. "



Interesting article, thanks.
It was Alpine Bikes in Scotland and was a few years before that article was written, so I'll give them some slack on what they said.
Still reading about it and actually doing it yourself is a different matter entirely unless you have a predisposition for this sort of maintenance.
Scott Contessa 650 Ladies Mountain Bike 2013 Model (Medium and Large) - £299.99 @ Paul's Cycles
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The RRP for this bike is £399.99, most retailers do it for £350 but this site is doing it with a full £100 off. Model Year (2013) Options XS - - No Longer Available, S - - No Long… Read more

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Voted cold perhaps because you can buy heavysteel or steel alloy framed mountain bikes with extremely poor rear suspension and very poor components for £100 from Argos or Tesco? I'm by no means religious but Matthew 7:6 is quite apt here.
Spring has sprung - Mongoose XC Full Suspension MTB 45% off - £549 @ Pauls Cycles
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Nice price for a pretty well kitted out full suspension MTB its a 2012 model - but at the price seems good. Not for me Ill stick to my old Kona full sus - but someone out there s… Read more

Here u go, gets good reviews but like u say for a bit more u can get Boardman which are bit boring but well specked bikeradar.com/mtb…97/

Anyone got any details on that frame? It looks suspiciously like the old Specialized FSR XC design (which inherited the frame from the stumpjumper)

The above is not a bad thing, its a worthy frame and very upgradable. £1000 is an optomistic price though, especially with the Full-Sus Halfords bikes (Boardman range) being very capable now...
CANNONDALE SUPERSIX EVO HI MOD RED RACING 2013 £2999.99 @ Paulscycles
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Awesome price for a very highly rated bike. 40% off RRP. £5000!!! 5 / 5 Star review at Bikeradar!! "Great acceleration, effortless climbing and all-day comfort make this the bes… Read more

Just a quick question for all you bike savvy know it alls.Ive been looking at their cube gtc sl and cannondale sl1 trail but unsure which would be best for me.Had a cannondale in their past and loved it so wanted to stick with them but the cube seems to offer good value but ive never heard of them?

How good a cyclist would one have to be to benefit from this bike? 10 miles in sub 22-23 mins?

Surprised the "where's the engine?" Comment hasn't been posted.

Cracking bike well worth the cash

djsyk0

gtfo! 3 grand for a bicycle is never a bargain



The way I see it, I can't afford a supercar, but can afford a superbicycle, so I was happy to put £3k down on my bike, what's more the annual servicing costs are a bit lower than a Ferrari, and it's unlikely a Ferrari will help with your resting pulse rate, not least because it's likely to be a magnet for money grabbing shallow bimbos X)

mike

Surely it's the rider that provides great acceleration not the bike. It wouldn't accelerate very quickly if I was riding it.
40% off Giant Reign 2013 Models £1199.99 @ Pauls Cycles
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Reign 2 £1199.99 (40% off RRP of £2000) Reign 1 £1499.99 (40% off RRP of £2500) Brilliant bikes at 40% off. Giant Reign 1 and Reign 2. Great if you want an All Mountain bike, espe… Read more
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Wildcard

They both look nice. I currently have a kona cinder cone and was … They both look nice. I currently have a kona cinder cone and was considering switching to a full sus. How is the SRAM groupsest. I have always had Shimano xt, stx and currently Deore. I was considering a fork upgrade but a decent set of forks is about £200-400. I like the look of the giant frames. I remember them being quite dull and ordinary but they seem really nice at the moment, geometry looks better too.



SRAM is pretty good these days, the Reign 2 above is the one I would go for as I prefer rockshox over fox even though in theory it's a lower spec. Shifters and gearing are quite cheap to upgrade if required down the road.

They both look nice. I currently have a kona cinder cone and was considering switching to a full sus. How is the SRAM groupsest. I have always had Shimano xt, stx and currently Deore. I was considering a fork upgrade but a decent set of forks is about £200-400. I like the look of the giant frames. I remember them being quite dull and ordinary but they seem really nice at the moment, geometry looks better too.

That's a lot of bike for under £1200! HOT!
GT ZASKAR SPORT £519.99 at Pauls cycles
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This is a really good deal in my opinion comes with a air fork and good hydraulic brakes and other good components for the price was £900.

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creon78

was gona buy this but got the canonndale trail sl3 instead

How is the Cannondale always wanted one.

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I have a 2013 Zaskar great bikes.

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What specs are good for £500 with air fork.

i voted hot before i saw the Spec. It really isn't, and must weigh near 30lb.... not all that tempting i'm afraid..

was gona buy this but got the canonndale trail sl3 instead
Giant TCR composite @ pauls cycles £1249.99
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A top bike for an excellent price, ultegra group set. Wish I had the spare money Model Year (2013) Options Small 46.5 - - No Longer Available, Medium 50 - In Stock, Medium/Large… Read more
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trixabel

Hi guys.Silly jargon aside, you can get nice bikes from halfords and … Hi guys.Silly jargon aside, you can get nice bikes from halfords and suchlike probably won't have to spend much more than £150. Hope that saves the silly people from spending over £1000 on a bicycle.Glad to be of help.



Halfords sell very nice and expensive bikes. Think you got confused with the cost of a such bikes with thinking the VAT paid is the cost of the bike.. never mind better luck with your next post.. we all can't wait for it...

trixabel

Hi guys.Silly jargon aside, you can get nice bikes from ...



Hi trixabel, sorry you seem to have arrived late to the party with your attempted and lazy troll post. All is not lost though have a look for any posts for Xbox stuff and say they are cold because they are not PS4s. Pip Pip!

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AukJon

I'd always go for a giant over a brand like that.



+1, Sensa a bit of an unknown mail-order-specific budget brand, Giant a massive bike company who build for other brands. No contest.

Banned

Hi guys.

Silly jargon aside, you can get nice bikes from halfords and suchlike probably won't have to spend much more than £150.

Hope that saves the silly people from spending over £1000 on a bicycle.

Glad to be of help.

seems a good deal, and good retailer. has my MTB from them on bike2work scheme couple of years back.
GT ZASKAR COMP - Was £1100 - Now £629.99 - 42% Off - Pauls cycles
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Model Year (2012) Options Small - - No Longer Available, Medium - In Stock, Large - In Stock, X-Large - In Stock Frame HYDROFORMED 6061-T6 ALUMINUM, TRIPLE TRIANGLE DESIGN HARDT… Read more

MrToast

I truly belive that 650b will be the new standard, although saying that I … I truly belive that 650b will be the new standard, although saying that I am sticking with my 26 steel framed long travel HT for now.

the manufacturers/retailers are having a real push on the 29ers this year ,if I rode just off road Id stick wIth 26 but very varied riding the 29ers offer so much more in other areas for roads towpaths light trail for me theyre so much more enjoyable to ride ive just put some schwalbe big apples on to really give it a good push and its amazing ,thinking of keeping my 26" with knobblys puerly for off road

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bbbazman

Heated up.Unlike a similar deal recently posted, this model has pedals.



If you want a bike with pedals buy an Apollo from halfords

Heated up.
Unlike a similar deal recently posted, this model has pedals.
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Macdory

Nah, the manufacturers will try convincing us all that somewhere between … Nah, the manufacturers will try convincing us all that somewhere between the two will be the NEXT best thing ... I bought a 29er last year, and I really enjoy it ... especially as my nearest forest is 8 miles away. It just makes the ride there so much quicker, so I can get on with the fun bit sooner.I tried my mates 650b and I struggled to tell much difference from a 26, especially over tree roots and rutted ground ... the 29er smooths these things out, but loses out on the technical parts. All in all, I think the 29er makes the boring bits better, and the sacrifice for the technical elements does not outweigh the benefits of making the dull parts of a ride quicker.Last month - I was riding home from the forest and on a straight bit of road - I always try and put down as much power as possible on the stretch as there is a speed camera around the corner flashing up your speed ... I pulled up at the traffic lights a few hundred yards on and about 30 seconds later two guys on road bikes pulled up completely out of breath. The one on the inside turned to his mate and said "there is no wonder we couldn't catch him - big wheels" ... I had a good chin wag with the guys when we decided to call in for a coffee. Seemed like decent sorts for shaven legged MAMILs :)As per broadyo - give one a try. I got the Cannondale SL2 from paulscycles ... well recommended!



I truly belive that 650b will be the new standard, although saying that I am sticking with my 26 steel framed long travel HT for now.
CANNONDALE SCALPEL 3 - Was £3000 - Now £1599.99 Pauls cycles
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I would imagine your local bike shop would not touch one of these due to special cannondale tools...the sort of bike shops that sell these bikes are not the most customer friendly shop! (also really expensive)

Anyone know if these are the user serviceable lefties or the old ones that most shops won't touch due to the expensive tools required to service them.

won't get far in this, it aint got pedals!

stealth666

1500 quid will buy you a real bike that will pull your arms off.... more … 1500 quid will buy you a real bike that will pull your arms off.... more like a lot of money for a pushbike!



£1500 will buy you a car that'll keep you dry when it rains unlike the bike you're suggesting. What's your point exactly?

Hmm, would have been tempted if they had my size.