Roux Vecors R7 Road bike Claris 2400 £299.98 @ Winstanley 50% off
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Roux Vecors R7 Road bike Claris 2400 £299.98 @ Winstanley 50% off

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Found 21st FebEdited by:"Bertz99"
User Whitebook ask section queried the Triban 100 for thoughts and had a nosey about what was available.

Pointed him to decathlons 500se if he was tall, Merlins PR7 if short, the conquest 2400 cyclocross (bikesdirect2u) if after something sturdy and then stumbled across this which seems fairly reasonable at sub £300 and may be interest to some.

Frame: 7005 Double Butted Alloy
Fork: Carbon Fibre Front Forks
Cranks: F.S.A 50/34 Alloy
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris 2400
Shifters: Shimano Claris 2400 - 16sp
Cassette: Shimano 8sp cassette 12/25
Wheelset: Triple Chamber Aero Rims with Q.R hubs
Tyres: C.S.T 700×25 Colour Co-ordinated
Brakes: Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper
Handlebar: Kalloy Anatomic
Stem: Kalloy Ahead Road
Saddle: DDK Race
Weight 10.5kg

Available in 46, 52 and 55 at this moment.
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n.b. those after a 52cm frame might also want to consider/look at the post from stuartc74 for the Viking Razor at Chain Reaction Cycles
Edited by: "Bertz99" 21st Feb
I am thinking of the Triban 540 or 520, what are these like?
I have always had mountain bikes but my son has now had my mountain bike amd i'm looking to get a road bike so after some recomendations. Either the Tribans or chainreactioncycles.com/vit…537
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marvinuk31 m ago

I have always had mountain bikes but my son has now had my mountain bike …I have always had mountain bikes but my son has now had my mountain bike amd i'm looking to get a road bike so after some recomendations. Either the Tribans or http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-zenium-vr-disc-road-bike-105-2017/rp-prod146537


Personally I would want to go the next level in the mid range to something with hydraulic brakes and carbon whilst being as light as possible - this will be contentious here mind as in fair weather rim brakes are more than capable whilst being lighter just would not be my own preference.

Neotrix posted a cube pro of that ilk not long ago but a little above the figure you were looking at.

To achieve that in your budget I would be looking at ebay outlet for Wiggle that sells both damaged stock items (scratch/packaging so on) and items returned from customers.

Other than that if you search on here you will see most where people are finding bargains from startfitness, tredz, wiggle, rutland etc

Also if stocked in places like Evans you can always see if they will price match what you find elsewhere and then get cash back ontop, did this precisely with my commuter bike.

Edit: infact do look at NeoTrix posts as he has 2 bikes that are rather special - in your price bracket the Genesis as well as the cube that is still available.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 21st Feb
Good price, not worth £600 but well worth £300. Not sure how good the wheels are though.
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SFconvert21 m ago

Good price, not worth £600 but well worth £300. Not sure how good the w …Good price, not worth £600 but well worth £300. Not sure how good the wheels are though.


Fully agree - would never consider at its inflated RRP

Wheels also likewise was not too sure on but expected them to be heavy like most entry level bikes - triple chamber aero didn't mean much to me tbh

However this review on another of their bikes quoting the wheels are as expected (I.e. first real upgrade yo would consider to lower weight but seem to perform fair - assumption being these are the same though on my part):
road.cc/con…p19
Good looking bike for a good price heat for you
Just paid £350 for a 2017 Trek 1.1 C H2. Went for this as it was a nicer fit for for my (very!) short legs. This looks decent for the price. Heat
Very tempted by this. Would the 55 frame be okay for my height of 5’11”?
marvinuk2 h, 27 m ago

I am thinking of the Triban 540 or 520, what are these like?



I have the 540 and had the 520. Decathlon upgraded me to the 540 after the 520 kept falling apart (rear wheel, chain set and brakes), Iv'e had the 540 now for nearly a year had to change the chain a few times (this is normal) and will soon have to replace the rear wheel as it's done nearly 6000 miles. It’s a much better bike than the 520 so if you can afford the 540 go for it.
Bluedrh1 m ago

I have the 540 and had the 520. Decathlon upgraded me to the 540 after the …I have the 540 and had the 520. Decathlon upgraded me to the 540 after the 520 kept falling apart (rear wheel, chain set and brakes), Iv'e had the 540 now for nearly a year had to change the chain a few times (this is normal) and will soon have to replace the rear wheel as it's done nearly 6000 miles. It’s a much better bike than the 520 so if you can afford the 540 go for it.


o yes just remembered the frame is the same it's the components that are better on the 540
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alexc10010 m ago

Very tempted by this. Would the 55 frame be okay for my height of 5’11”?


Tredz has a bike calculator to give some sort of idea tredz.co.uk/siz…kes

Both this and Evan cycles charts would indicate a little bit on the small side for you although a longer stem might resolve that and most advise is to err on smaller than being too large. Best I can offer there I'm afraid.
If you're new to cycling, not very fit and live in a hilly area. maybe a 12/25 cassette is not the best option.
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crispy557 m ago

If you're new to cycling, not very fit and live in a hilly area. maybe a …If you're new to cycling, not very fit and live in a hilly area. maybe a 12/25 cassette is not the best option.


As a compact with the front at 34/50 I would have thought it would have been reasonable if not limited on more the top end.
Hot - because it's a real bike!
Don't know why but when ever see that Shimano set think of Silence of the Lambs and Anthony Hopkins?
It's good but is it a lot better than this? I was close to pulling the trigger on this blue Trek bike until I realised he 54cm was out of stock. All other sizes in stock though.

Just don't want to feel like I'm getting a much more inferior deal on the Roux.

jejamescycles.com/tre…tml
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supermann12 m ago

It's good but is it a lot better than this? I was close to pulling the …It's good but is it a lot better than this? I was close to pulling the trigger on this blue Trek bike until I realised he 54cm was out of stock. All other sizes in stock though.Just don't want to feel like I'm getting a much more inferior deal on the Roux.https://www.jejamescycles.com/trek-1-2-h2-compact-road-bike.html

Personally I would prefer the Trek that SlimaBposted - its a good buy with next group set up

However, to throw a curve ball in - if you have £350 and are considering £299 would you go the other way and go the next group set up again (Tiagra but same gen as the sora) with better wheels at £399 with this roux?

bikes2udirect.com/B76…tml
Edited by: "Bertz99" 21st Feb
Bertz9911 m ago

Personally I would prefer the Trek that SlimaBposted - its a good buy with …Personally I would prefer the Trek that SlimaBposted - its a good buy with next group set up However, to throw a curve ball in - if you have £350 and are considering £299 would you go the other way and go the next group set up again (Tiagra but same gen as the sora) with better wheels at £399 with this roux?http://www.bikes2udirect.com/B7661.html


I saw that one aye, I'd be happy to pay more but I feel like I need to research a bit more. I've owned a fair number of bikes but just never a road bike.

Also, I noticed that the R8 is £389.99 too and current discount codes at Cycle Re[ublic give £45 off. Do you think the R9 is worth the extra money over the R8?


cyclerepublic.com/rou…tml
Edited by: "supermann" 21st Feb
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supermann2 m ago

I saw that one aye, I'd be happy to pay more but I feel like I need to …I saw that one aye, I'd be happy to pay more but I feel like I need to research a bit more. I've owned a fair number of bikes but just never a road bike. Also, I noticed that the R8 is £389.99 too and current discount codes give £45 off. Do you think the R9 is worth the extra money over the R8?https://www.cyclerepublic.com/roux-vercors-r8-claris-mens-road-bike-2017.html



Winstanley also have the r9

R8 I don't like - its costs more but with Claris, mechanical disc brakes and it being nearly 1kg heavier than this R7.
Bertz997 m ago

Winstanley also have the r9R8 I don't like - its costs more but with …Winstanley also have the r9R8 I don't like - its costs more but with Claris, mechanical disc brakes and it being nearly 1kg heavier than this R7.


Thanks. One thing which is putting me off pulling the trigger too are my measurements. I'm 5 foot 8 with an inside leg that says I should ideally use a 54cm bike frame but then again, it's probably better not to risk getting something too small.
Edited by: "supermann" 21st Feb
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supermann4 m ago

Thanks. One thing which is putting me off pulling the trigger too are my …Thanks. One thing which is putting me off pulling the trigger too are my measurements. I'm 5 foot 8 with an inside leg that says I should ideally use a 54cm bike frame but then again, it's probably better not to risk getting something too small.



Geometry looks pretty close between the different gen vecors - so if cycle republic have might be worth popping down to a store to see what it feels like before commiting and use that as your guide.
Bertz997 m ago

Geometry looks pretty close between the different gen vecors - so if cycle …Geometry looks pretty close between the different gen vecors - so if cycle republic have might be worth popping down to a store to see what it feels like before commiting and use that as your guide.


Indeed. Just noticed that I have a local store so will pop down tomorrow. Will be interesting to see what else they have in the store.
Also did you notice there are some touring-esque Roux bikes reduced on Cycle Republic. Those codes expires tonight unfortunately.

Roux Menthe Sora Mens Road Bike - 2017
Edited by: "supermann" 21st Feb
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supermann7 m ago

Also did you notice there are some touring-esque Roux bikes reduced on …Also did you notice there are some touring-esque Roux bikes reduced on Cycle Republic. Those codes expires tonight unfortunately.Roux Menthe Sora Mens Road Bike - 2017


No hadn't really been paying attention to those - as per this post it stemmed from Whitebook asking thoughts on a Triban 100 and stumbled on this r7 - have been aware of the r9 at this price for a while and that I had already seen the R8 and thought it a downgrade from the previous gen r7 and r9.
Bertz998 h, 49 m ago

Personally I would want to go the next level in the mid range to something …Personally I would want to go the next level in the mid range to something with hydraulic brakes and carbon whilst being as light as possible - this will be contentious here mind as in fair weather rim brakes are more than capable whilst being lighter just would not be my own preference.Neotrix posted a cube pro of that ilk not long ago but a little above the figure you were looking at.To achieve that in your budget I would be looking at ebay outlet for Wiggle that sells both damaged stock items (scratch/packaging so on) and items returned from customers.Other than that if you search on here you will see most where people are finding bargains from startfitness, tredz, wiggle, rutland etcAlso if stocked in places like Evans you can always see if they will price match what you find elsewhere and then get cash back ontop, did this precisely with my commuter bike.Edit: infact do look at NeoTrix posts as he has 2 bikes that are rather special - in your price bracket the Genesis as well as the cube that is still available.


Sorry for being useless, but I could not find the wiggle outlet on eBay, does anyone have a link please?
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Valiantcat9 m ago

Sorry for being useless, but I could not find the wiggle outlet on eBay, …Sorry for being useless, but I could not find the wiggle outlet on eBay, does anyone have a link please?



Have PM'd you the link

However if you search for certain items only related to wiggle/chain cycle reactions (eastway for example) you will see tri-sport_resort as a seller that keeps coming up with stock.
Bertz9921 m ago

Have PM'd you the link However if you search for certain items only …Have PM'd you the link However if you search for certain items only related to wiggle/chain cycle reactions (eastway for example) you will see tri-sport_resort as a seller that keeps coming up with stock.


Thanks, I appreciate your help and advice
The much loved Decathlon Triban 500SE is currently selling for £250 -- Its a better bike but sizing is currently very very very limited due to stock.
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PcTechSpecialist1 h, 1 m ago

The much loved Decathlon Triban 500SE is currently selling for £250 -- Its …The much loved Decathlon Triban 500SE is currently selling for £250 -- Its a better bike but sizing is currently very very very limited due to stock.


Certainly the triban 500 se is hier apparent to the triban 3 throne and hence mentioned in second paragraph of description that would be of consideration if tall.

Categorically saying better I think could be debatable.
alexc10012 h, 7 m ago

Very tempted by this. Would the 55 frame be okay for my height of 5’11”?


Too small. As someone else wrote on here, it's generally better to go a bit small (unless you're Lance Armstrong) than too big. Although some bike geometries are a little bigger than others and vice versa. But you're probably looking more at 56 with a longer stem at the smallest for your height, and a 58 would probably be just right.
Dekard973 h, 46 m ago

Too small. As someone else wrote on here, it's generally better to go a …Too small. As someone else wrote on here, it's generally better to go a bit small (unless you're Lance Armstrong) than too big. Although some bike geometries are a little bigger than others and vice versa. But you're probably looking more at 56 with a longer stem at the smallest for your height, and a 58 would probably be just right.


Okay thanks for the advice. I had a brief look on Wiggle’s site for info but couldn’t find a definitive answer.

Appreciate your help 😊
Hi. I am short 5 feet 5'.... Does 52 CM suit my height? Thanks.
Edited by: "kisumku" 22nd Feb
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kisumku57 m ago

Hi. I am short 5 feet 5'.... Does 52 CM suit my height? Thanks.


This is the chart for road bikes given from Evans cycles, albeit you could see if a cycle republic has an R8 in sizes you think and see how those feel which should be a fair comparision:

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alexc10021st Feb

Very tempted by this. Would the 55 frame be okay for my height of 5’11”?


I would say it'd probably be fine. I'm 6'0'' and most 56cm frames are great for me so a 55 wouldn't be much different. Better to go small and put a longer stem on if necessary than the other way. On an entry level bike, most people are better going for the comfort of a shorter reach than a stretched out aero position that will do their back in on longer rides.
I appreciate that it's slightly out of scope for this thread, but I always recommend that anyone who is remotely mechanically savvy should at least consider buying used when it comes to bikes, especially if you are looking at something half decent. Bikes depreciate terrifyingly and where the original buyer will curse, the used buyer can rejoice in the glory of a bargain bicycle.

Obviously, there are risks and pitfalls and I'm not recommending it for everyone, but if you know what you're doing, your money will go a lot, lot further and you'll end up with a far better steed to enjoy.
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Valiantcat21 h, 51 m ago

Thanks, I appreciate your help and advice


Btw had a chance to take a closer look at that vitus - that is a nice bike at a good price - on par with the more pricey Fuji that has been posted today. The spyre brakes get mixed reports but are certainly one of the better mechanicals - myself I like the modulation I can feel under hydraulic though but adds weight. Plenty of bikers that would swear by rim brakes (cheaper) with good pads.
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