Raleigh Criterium Full carbon road bike with Sora - £499.99 @ Wiggle
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Raleigh Criterium Full carbon road bike with Sora - £499.99 @ Wiggle

£499.99wiggle Deals
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Found 9th Jan
Alternative to the Ribble. About the same sprcs but anyone using cycle scheme vouchers - wiggle don't charge extra 10% for this.

This is an excellent bike for the money!

56cm only
- GazmoX

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It's a carbon frame, but the popular Felt (Alu) deal on here has full Tiagra (next level up).

I am guessing the wheels on the Felt would be a slight better spec?

Tough call, but I think I would lean towards the Felt, unless the carbon frame on this is known to be of a good spec?

Heat as it's a good deal.

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mattrixdesign2

It's a carbon frame, but the popular Felt (Alu) deal on here has full … It's a carbon frame, but the popular Felt (Alu) deal on here has full Tiagra (next level up).I am guessing the wheels on the Felt would be a slight better spec?Tough call, but I think I would lean towards the Felt, unless the carbon frame on this is known to be of a good spec?Heat as it's a good deal.




I would go for the Felt over this too but i prefer Tiagra over Sora.

Frame on this is however excellent - reviews are very good.

So if wanted a cheap carbon frame you could buy this, keep the frame and fork, strip sell the rest?

What is the frameset weight?

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mattrixdesign2

So if wanted a cheap carbon frame you could buy this, keep the frame and … So if wanted a cheap carbon frame you could buy this, keep the frame and fork, strip sell the rest?What is the frameset weight?



If you are after a higher performance bike, why not save yourself the hassle and spend a bit more? Unless you are proficient at building a bike from scratch.

review is not great http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-raleigh-criterium-elite-15-49577/

[img]wigglestatic.com/pro…jpg?w=2000&h=2000&a=7[/img]
Edited by: "rodman" 9th Jan

skgwho

If you are after a higher performance bike, why not save yourself the … If you are after a higher performance bike, why not save yourself the hassle and spend a bit more? Unless you are proficient at building a bike from scratch.



I am not after a new bike or frame, just thinking out aloud if it would be a worthwhile purchase for carbon frame. I ride a Caad10 that's Alu but perhaps still a better frame than this?

I have built many bikes, and frame swaps etc. With the right tools it's pretty easy.

rodman

review is not great … review is not great http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-raleigh-criterium-elite-15-49577/[img]http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/6360120450/Raleigh-Criterium-Elite-2016-Road-Bike-Road-Bikes-Black-Clearance-RCRE49BK.jpg?w=2000&h=2000&a=7[/img]



They like the frame and fork, but not the components, which is expected at that price range. I would still get the Felt.

Edited by: "rev6" 9th Jan

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Terrible frame and god awful components make this basically a BSO.

BrianSewell

Terrible frame and god awful components make this basically a BSO.



Lol frame is decent.

rev6

They like the frame and fork, but not the components, which is expected … They like the frame and fork, but not the components, which is expected at that price range. I would still get the Felt.


Agree, check the Ribble pro sora as well
hotukdeals.com/dea…343

I reckon this is a really sound deal. Nice looking frame. Beginners sure have a lot of decent bike available at the £500 mark nowadays!

BTWIN Ultra 105 11 speed XS, S, XL £550

Whatever you buy as a beginner around £500 you're not going to lose much money - as long as you make sure you actually want to get into cycling!

A bike like this will whet your appetite, and if it doesn't you will easily flog it for £400 quickly - so the £100 you'd spend on a BSO from Sports Direct, Tesco, Halfords

Cheap way to get into cycling. Buy a bike from them at £100 is likely to not make you want to ride very much!!

BrianSewell

Terrible frame and god awful components make this basically a BSO.



​What nonsense. It's a good carbon frame with cheaper components to get it to a particular price point. Seeing as this is half its RRP it's a great building block for upgrades. Sora might not be amazing but it's not bad by any means.

BrianSewell

Terrible frame and god awful components make this basically a BSO.



​Ah, just remembered you said pretty much the same thing on the voodoo thread. Are you a troll out to annoy the cyclists among us or just clueless about bikes? Hard to tell.

KareemSaid

I reckon this is a really sound deal. Nice looking frame. Beginners sure … I reckon this is a really sound deal. Nice looking frame. Beginners sure have a lot of decent bike available at the £500 mark nowadays!BTWIN Ultra 105 11 speed XS, S, XL £550Whatever you buy as a beginner around £500 you're not going to lose much money - as long as you make sure you actually want to get into cycling! A bike like this will whet your appetite, and if it doesn't you will easily flog it for £400 quickly - so the £100 you'd spend on a BSO from Sports Direct, Tesco, HalfordsCheap way to get into cycling. Buy a bike from them at £100 is likely to not make you want to ride very much!!



That Btwin offer is phenomenal!! Decathlon make excellent bikes. The 105 group set is over £300 on its own!

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samjbeckett1

That Btwin offer is phenomenal!! Decathlon make excellent bikes. The 105 … That Btwin offer is phenomenal!! Decathlon make excellent bikes. The 105 group set is over £300 on its own!



Yep, well worth an extra £50 however this is also a cracking offer. That one is just way better but for £50 minute price difference is just silly.

you're getting a named, full carbon with sora, for under £500. and some are still complaining?

BrianSewell

Terrible frame and god awful components make this basically a BSO.


So tell me how a dura-ace groupset is going to get you up a hill? Sora is perfectly functional, even with a wide ranging cassette like 11-32. Some gaps in gearing will be tighter on an 11 speed but when it comes down to it a groupset isn't going improve your FTP.
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