Road Bike Eastway R4.0 2014 - SRAM APEX 2 x 10 sp, ALU frame &  fork, 9.4kg (medium) - £349.98 @ Wiggle
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Road Bike Eastway R4.0 2014 - SRAM APEX 2 x 10 sp, ALU frame & fork, 9.4kg (medium) - £349.98 @ Wiggle

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Found 15th Apr 2015
Unbelievable spec for money - SRAM Apex is positioned about Tiagra level, so you would have to spend at least £150 more to get the Shimano equivalent. The only cons could be the Alu fork but that's not a problem really at this price point. Personally, I would avoid 23mm > tyres to keep the ride more comfortable.
Quidco 2%,

Basic pedals supplied

The R4.0 has a high-spec 7000 series aluminium frame and quality SRAM Apex components with durable E24 wheels – so you can have confidence every time you ride. Also, the Road (R, RD) range of bikes also features a finishing kit (bars, stem, saddle and seatpost) from Eastway. Good quality components that do the job and helps to keep the price-point low to give you a well spec'd machine at a great price.

Mudguard Mounts: Yes
Rear Rack Mounts: Yes
Number of gears: 20
Front Axle Type: 9mm QR
Cable Routing: External
Model Year: 2014
Frame: Eastway 7005 Aluminium Road
Bike Weight: 9.4kg Medium
Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy
Fork: Eastway Aluminium Road forks
Steerer: 1 1/8"
Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
Front Derailleur Mount: Band On
Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger
Wheel Size: 700c (622)
Wheelset: Eastway E24
Groupset Manufacturer: SRAM
Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: SRAM Apex
Front Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Brake Type: Caliper
Brakes: SRAM Apex Levers
Brake Callipers: Tektro R317
Chainset type: Double
Chainset: SRAM Isoflow 53/39
Chainring Size: 53 Tooth, 39 Tooth
Chain: YBN
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Cassette: SRAM PG1030
Cassette Range: 11-28 Tooth
Handlebars: Eastway Comp
Bar Tape/Grips: Eastway Velvet
Stem: Eastway Comp
Seat Post: Eastway Comp
Saddle: Eastway Sport
Tyres: Kenda K1018 700C*25C
Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty: 3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty

48 Comments

that is a spectacular buy. I'd say that's one of the best value for money bikes at the moment. note Merlin's PR7 has a carbon fork.

anyone know if they can deliver bikes on saturday? website is just vague x days to assemble.. but they are competitive

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jameshothothot

anyone know if they can deliver bikes on saturday? website is just vague … anyone know if they can deliver bikes on saturday? website is just vague x days to assemble.. but they are competitive



https://www.wiggle.co.uk/h/option/deliveries
looks like they don't do the Saturday deliveries

Thanks for the post! I was looking at a BTWIN 500SE at Decathalon last night but this looks a much better bike for the money.

good one for the cycle to work scheme lol

This looks really decent for the money. I've just bought an Eastway hybrid from Wiggle, being delivered Monday

Another difference with this is a double chainset and the triban is triple. Depends upon what you want. Not pro I know, but I'm greatful to have the triple on some steep hills at the end of a long ride.

Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 17th Apr 2015

bought the eastway hybrid last week..Top bike.

eastway 4.0

What is better specced with this bike?

Derek_Duval

Another difference with this is a double chainset and the triban is … Another difference with this is a double chainset and the triban is triple. Depends upon what you want. Not pro I know, but I'm greatful to have the triple on some steep hills at the end of a long ride.



Personally I prefer a compact double, it covers most of the range, and less of a faff (IMO). Having said that if you had a triple and went double, its easy enough just to change the chain set, but not so easy going from double to triple.

Also I think this Apex stuff has quite a big cog on the year to get you out of any hill trouble.

Nice bike, I like the colour way, not too garish. Also 10 speed, which is good. I guess a lot of bikes at this price bracket will be 2x9, or 3x8?


Nice "commuter" or "fitness" bike too wiggle.co.uk/eas…14/ perfect for that want something for off the beaten track, comfier commuter or want disc/dont want drops.


Edited by: "mattrixdesign2" 17th Apr 2015

Too doped up to buy.

Apex Groupset goes for £300 on Ribble. Admittedly that's the 2015 groupset, but still, I'm very impressed
Edited by: "Boopop" 17th Apr 2015

How does is compare with the triban on offer at 250 quid? The frame is a peach and I picked one up recently. Really smooth ride. Gears look nice on this bike tho but not sure about the frame quality.

It may be good value but it's bloody ugly!

One of the best bike deals for a while, don't forget TopCashBack or Quidco to get a few quid cashback.

Very tempted to use as a winter bike.

Just to add. Apex is more 105 (5700) level.

Gone for R3.0 on cycle to work scheme. Will cost net under £200!

Good looking bike !

sinjin_smythe

Thanks for the post! I was looking at a BTWIN 500SE at Decathalon last … Thanks for the post! I was looking at a BTWIN 500SE at Decathalon last night but this looks a much better bike for the money.



I was tempted by that too - what makes this one better, out of noobish curiosity?

davester2k

It may be good value but it's bloody ugly!



I dunno, I quite like it. Makes a nice change from all the ones designed to be super sleek/brightly-coloured.

920 euro, that's some exchange rate!

herrbz

I was tempted by that too - what makes this one better, out of noobish … I was tempted by that too - what makes this one better, out of noobish curiosity?

The Group set on this (e.g. the shifters, rear derailleur, front derailleur) are from an American brand called SRAM, who are Shimanos main competitor. The type fitted to this bike, SRAM Apex, you would not normally see on a bike unless you were spending about £700-£800. Its very light, and well made. The Btwin has a microshift groupset, which is not so well known as SRAM or Shimano, and has been put on the Btwin, because its cheap. This one is genuinely reduced in price. This Eastway bike could also easily be upgraded in future and lightened. (In six months, you could add better brakes for £50, and a Carbon fork for £60 to make it lighter and soak up the bumps a bit better). I think the Eastway is a brilliant bargain at this price.

666bandit666

R3.0 with carbon forks, weighs in at 8.5kg for … R3.0 with carbon forks, weighs in at 8.5kg for medium£450.03[img]http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/5360085043/Eastway-R3-0-2014-Road-Bikes-Grey-White-EWB13R3XL-5.jpg?w=2000&h=2000&a=7[/img]

that's the right one to go for! well worth the £100 extra for the additional kilo off the weight

I have sram shifters on my Montague paratrooper mountain bike, fast and accurate shifting every time. Looking forward to using a lighter road bike for my commute but will have to get used to rim brakes after 5 years of disc brakes.

mattrixdesign2

Personally I prefer a compact double, it covers most of the range, and … Personally I prefer a compact double, it covers most of the range, and less of a faff (IMO). Having said that if you had a triple and went double, its easy enough just to change the chain set, but not so easy going from double to triple. Also I think this Apex stuff has quite a big cog on the year to get you out of any hill trouble.Nice bike, I like the colour way, not too garish. Also 10 speed, which is good. I guess a lot of bikes at this price bracket will be 2x9, or 3x8?Nice "commuter" or "fitness" bike too http://www.wiggle.co.uk/eastway-fb40-2014/ perfect for that want something for off the beaten track, comfier commuter or want disc/dont want drops.



Cheers for posting the link, that looks great VFM and exactly what I'm after!

That's a lot of kit for that money! Heat. Tempted to pick one up as a commuter.

do it. the £450 quid one has nothing out there to touch it for the price at the moment

Was waiting on a cycle to work quote and now they're out of stock apparently. What's my next best bet? R3.0 at £450?

scallygally

bought the eastway hybrid last week..Top bike.



Me too, first bike in over 20 years. Any suggestions for a slightly comfier saddle (_;)

Put the miles in or try chamois cream, udder cream at wiggle!

Original Poster

badger2609

Me too, first bike in over 20 years. Any suggestions for a slightly … Me too, first bike in over 20 years. Any suggestions for a slightly comfier saddle (_;)


chainreactioncycles.com/spo…844

7777777

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/sportourer-garda-man-gel-flow/rp-prod120844



Looks like it would do the job, but oos unfortunately. Cheers for the heads up though

Original Poster

badger2609

Looks like it would do the job, but oos unfortunately. Cheers for the … Looks like it would do the job, but oos unfortunately. Cheers for the heads up though


Should be back in stock at the beginning of May

7777777

Should be back in stock at the beginning of May


Just spotted that, ta

Mine came yesterday. Going to use it as a winter bike. Fantastic buy, especially when it's on Amazon for £718 and was rated as one of the best sub £800 bikes in 2014. Thanks for the heads up.

Took delivery of this bargain yesterday. I am going to use it as a winter bike. Fantastic buy considering it's on Amazon for £718 and it was rated as one of the best sub £800 bikes in 2014.

Sorry, first time posting a comment.
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