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Scott CR1 Comp 54cm M £1099 @ Drake's Cycles
Scott CR1 Comp 54cm M £1099 @ Drake's Cycles

Scott CR1 Comp 54cm M £1099 @ Drake's Cycles

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Save £400 off retail. Great bike for the price.

Review here: bikeradar.com/gea…906

Also have Non-Compact (52/39) version with a couple more frame size options drakescycles.co.uk/pro…433

38 Comments

Bargain

Boz

Bargain



It will be until the bike police get in here, the ones that cannot understand a bike can cost more than the worth of their second hand Fiesta, or the ones that see a bike frame, wheels and gears at Halfords for 1/10th of this price and compare them.

Original Poster

I ride the 2010 CR1 Elite. Can vouch that it is a fantastic frame!
Edited by: "leedavis88" 20th Feb 2011

Banned


Ne naw ne naw ne naw.................I cant understand why a bike would cost more than my Fiesta and Halfords sell bikes 90% cheaper than this!

Why would anyone waste a grand on a bike ?? I mean they are all the same unless you are racing.....

SHOWMAN36

Ne naw ne naw ne naw.................I cant understand why a bike would … Ne naw ne naw ne naw.................I cant understand why a bike would cost more than my Fiesta and Halfords sell bikes 90% cheaper than this!



But What A Bike worth every Penny...
Used to have a fiesta found I had to use my Bike Quite A Lot When It Got Damp !!!!

Original Poster

and here we go, the uninvited turning it into a debte...(_;)

dandoc2

Why would anyone waste a grand on a bike ?? I mean they are all the same … Why would anyone waste a grand on a bike ?? I mean they are all the same unless you are racing.....

http://www.drakescycles.co.uk/smsimg/66/m9738_cr1comp.jpg

Or Late For Work !!!

Might be worth adding 'bike' to the title. Voted hot for the almost 40% saving.
Edited by: "4810510" 20th Feb 2011

4810510 - Feb 20, 2011 22:01Might be worth adding 'bike' to the title.



Not putting "bike" in the title seems a cunning way of keeping the "I got a full-suspension mountain bike from Asda for £40 this is just a waste of money..." brigade away because they have no idea what it is.

Personally I've never spent anything like this much on a bike and I'm far too old & fat for a serious road bike, but 40% saving is a hot deal!

why do the make the saddles so its like sitting on an axe? i just dont understand... surely my **** is gonna be quite unaerdynamic regardless

its kind of a genuine question, seeing as though they make them so thin whats the best bet for confort? just get a quality pair of shorts?

Good saving on RRP but Ribble offer better bikes for the money, fit a grand and a half you get full carbon and no dodgy Shimano Tiagra. More like 105, Ultegra or Campag Veloce, Athena or Centaur. Far better value for money and quality can be had elsewhere and you can spec stem length, crank length, chainset and sprocket ratios and handlebar width at no extra charge.
The myth that US designs manufactured in the far east offer the best value off the peg is nonsense, and the cycling press reviews support it.
Have a look at what Ribble and others can offer you for a grand, then decide!

this price has been on for a long time in their website.

Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' bike for normal transport <£200 max for most people, or you are an Olympian athlete who needs a 'special' bike or need a certain sporting bike for a purpose.

I can't believe there are so many Olympian athletes out there. Or maybe the credit crunch and UK economy crash never happened for some people and it's a status thing?.

Banned

As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you spend a grand+ on a pedal bike.

DangerGod

As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you … As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you spend a grand+ on a pedal bike.



There are several reasons why but I would agree with people who say there's no point getting this unless you're pretty fit. Bikes like these are great if you're not carrying much weight, very efficient, very fast, very light but only if you're not fat. It's fantastic to commute on one of these things. Well worth the money imo if you're fit enough to ride one.

You can get 'okay' bikes for about £300 but even so, they're not the same class as this one for the fit rider.

You don't need to be a 'professional rider', just reasonably fit and if you're a cyclist that's pretty likely anyway.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 21st Feb 2011

joeprosho

why do the make the saddles so its like sitting on an axe? i just dont … why do the make the saddles so its like sitting on an axe? i just dont understand... surely my **** is gonna be quite unaerdynamic regardlessits kind of a genuine question, seeing as though they make them so thin whats the best bet for confort? just get a quality pair of shorts?



I have always wondered the same thing.

MKultra

Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' … Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' bike for normal transport <£200 max for most people, or you are an Olympian athlete who needs a 'special' bike or need a certain sporting bike for a purpose.I can't believe there are so many Olympian athletes out there. Or maybe the credit crunch and UK economy crash never happened for some people and it's a status thing?.


This sums up exactly what I've been thinking. I have no doubt that there are bikes on the market that are worth £1,000 plus for the right people. . As I ride around on my £230 bike, I don't see droves of super fit people overtaking me every few minutes which tells me that there are not so many serious cyclists around that could benefit from a £1,000 plus bike, nor do I see much benefit in saving a few pound of weight on a bike if the rider is 3 stones overweight as somebody heaping praise on another deal admitted to being.

This deal has not got very hot yet, but a similar deal last week reached about 500 heat suggesting loads of people are serious cyclists, but I'm quite convinced that many people just see the 'XX% Off' in the title and are impressed by it.

Slightly off topic. I was shocked a few years ago when looking for a bike, seeing the number of parents in the shops asking little Johnny (who always looked to be about 12) which bike they liked, and when Johnny chose a £400 model, they immediately agreed to buy it. I've yet to see a 12 year old, or any teenager for that matter close to where I live who has any clue about cycling, and most seem to trundle along peddling furiously in first gear looking backwards all the time as a fly past them. Now these are the people who should be buying a £50 bike from Tesco or Halfords.

Thats why I still use my Selle Rolls saddle, serves my behind very well

DangerGod

As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you … As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you spend a grand+ on a pedal bike.



Because, you can, you get a lighter faster bike, and it's more enjoyable to ride. Also, 1000 has been the value point for bikes for a while, after that you start paying alot more for minor gains. It's a bike like sports cars really, no one *needs* a Porsche (or whatever), but if you enjoy driving them and you've got the money, then why the hell not buy one?

Saddles like that look uncomfortable, but after any sort of distance you forget they are there, they don't rub or chafe like those huge things you get on shopper type bikes. Those big saddles are massively uncomfortable after more than a couple of miles, they also weigh about the same as the rest of the bike put together.

On this bike: My own bike has this frame as it's basis, awesome bit if kit, well worth it.. and this price is pretty damn good.
Edited by: "fluffy-k" 21st Feb 2011

Hot.
Why £1000 on a bike? I spent well over that on London Transport and then grabbed a Boardman Team Carbon for a grand. Far more fun and cheaper than standing in someone's armpit for an hour a day.

Do we really need people saying 'why would anyone spend xxx on this' on every single item that is higher than average spec? To people driving fiestas living in small apartments with tesco furniture and their 32" TVs: yes, there are people out there who like to spend a bit more on things they are passionate about regardless of 'whether they really need it'. Its called LUXURY.

benjai

Do we really need people saying 'why would anyone spend xxx on this' on … Do we really need people saying 'why would anyone spend xxx on this' on every single item that is higher than average spec? To people driving fiestas living in small apartments with tesco furniture and their 32" TVs: yes, there are people out there who like to spend a bit more on things they are passionate about regardless of 'whether they really need it'. Its called LUXURY.



I choose luxury items over cheap alternatives, and I personally would consider maybe spending £500 on a bicycle. But £1100? No. But that's just my opinion and some people may think this bike is an absolute steal. With that sort of money I would love to get a Canon 70-200 f2.8 camera lens - if a deal on something like that came on here you're bound to get the pricks saying "Hurr durr I'll stick to the camera on my Nokia 3210 durrr". All about personal preference.

Can we please remove all these pointless threads about why you would spend a £1,000 on a bicycle!

It may shock people to know that bicycles can cost up to £12,000 (Pinarello Team Sky issue).

Your argument is as meaningless as why would anybody buy a car that costs more than a Kia Pride!

If you drive a car or ride a motorbike or bicycle for pleasure and regularly and are not a member of a professional team or an Olympian, it is very likely that spending so many hours in the saddle you would wish to purchase a better equipped and enjoyable ride. Revelation to some I know!

Now that you've got over the shock of that statement, please shut up for the sake of the rest of us who are interested in offers like this and reserve your comments to offers you are interested in rather than putting off other forum users from posting deals that may be of interest to others because of your imbecilic comments!

Oh, and professional cyclists don't buy these bikes, they are provided with even more costly bikes by their teams... bit like a Formula 1 driver doesn't buy Formula 1 cars or Superbike riders don't buy Superbikes.
Another revelation for the Poundland brigade!

Whilst this is I'm sure a great frame (afterall if Scott can make frames for Cavendish then I'm sure this will be pretty good) the rest of the mix is a dit dodgy, if I was spending 1000+ of my own money (again) I would expect more then 9 speed tigra. I think at this price point Focus, planet-x, boardman and maybe Ribble offer a better overall set up.

Tiagra on an 1100 quid bike isn't great no, but when the frame is over 700 on it's own, you can see where the money went. If you're looking for a compete package you can use as is for many years then the Boardmans probably are better, these Scotts have great upgrade potential though.

MKultra

Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' … Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' bike for normal transport <£200 max for most people, or you are an Olympian athlete who needs a 'special' bike or need a certain sporting bike for a purpose.I can't believe there are so many Olympian athletes out there. Or maybe the credit crunch and UK economy crash never happened for some people and it's a status thing?.



There are a lot of Porsches, Ferraris, Aston Martins, etc out there owned by people who can't drive them properly!

Quite a few people in my club have the Scott CR1. The frame and fork are very light (frame is claimed sub 900 gm). However I was surprised to see that the groupset is now mainly Tiagra, whereas a couple of years ago this model featured the next rung higher 105 components. This will add a bit of weight, negating the light frame to some extent. Still a good reduction on this machine.

If you go on a long hilly ride on one of these bikes you will really appreciate the stiffness and weight of it.

Dave.

DangerGod

As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you … As said, unless you are a professional athlete why the hell would you spend a grand+ on a pedal bike.



What do people do on bikes if they are not a pro athelete? Loads of things, including getting to work every day 10x2miles etc (and more).

This isn't even an expensive bike, pro atheletes bikes will cost nearer the 5k mark and you can easily get them online for 10k.

That is like saying, unless you are a race driver, why spend £15k on a car when you can get one for £1000 second hand (or £7000 new) when infact "race drivers" would drive cars much morelike £50k-100k for basic motor sport, and obviously closer to millions for the high end.

spock1958

This sums up exactly what I've been thinking. I have no doubt that there … This sums up exactly what I've been thinking. I have no doubt that there are bikes on the market that are worth £1,000 plus for the right people. . As I ride around on my £230 bike, I don't see droves of super fit people overtaking me every few minutes which tells me that there are not so many serious cyclists around that could benefit from a £1,000 plus bike, nor do I see much benefit in saving a few pound of weight on a bike if the rider is 3 stones overweight as somebody heaping praise on another deal admitted to being.This deal has not got very hot yet, but a similar deal last week reached about 500 heat suggesting loads of people are serious cyclists, but I'm quite convinced that many people just see the 'XX% Off' in the title and are impressed by it.Slightly off topic. I was shocked a few years ago when looking for a bike, seeing the number of parents in the shops asking little Johnny (who always looked to be about 12) which bike they liked, and when Johnny chose a £400 model, they immediately agreed to buy it. I've yet to see a 12 year old, or any teenager for that matter close to where I live who has any clue about cycling, and most seem to trundle along peddling furiously in first gear looking backwards all the time as a fly past them. Now these are the people who should be buying a £50 bike from Tesco or Halfords.



Why does someone have to be fit (olympian athelete) to have a nice bike, and why can't someone that is fit ride a **** bike?

Weight is a different topic and not all cyclists care about weight, even if they have light bikes. I just want mine (road) to be under the 10kg ish mark and then im fine (easy without carbon). Also, if said rider is 3st overweight, they will still be 3st with a heavier bike and when/if they do lose it, the whole lot will be lighter

£230 isn't a bad budget, specially if you're not going to use that to buy a bike with full suspension and discs etc (which is the biggest problem with £50 bikes that include this).


Why give a bike a **** model just because they haven't learnt yet? Surely you want the best experience so they don't decide to pack it in. And if the parents can afford 400 quid, then why not? A cheapy bike shifts a bit harder, which is obviously an issue with some kids that have not learn't yet.
I agree a £400 and a £800 bike might shift similar, but a £50 and a £400 (or even a £200) will be quite a difference.



As for the former "credit crunch" comment, go look at car garages and ask them where the credit crunch is. For some people the bike for commuting IS part of the "credit crunch".

MKultra

Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' … Funny comments but you either need a usable and economical 'ride to work' bike for normal transport <£200 max for most people, or you are an Olympian athlete who needs a 'special' bike or need a certain sporting bike for a purpose.I can't believe there are so many Olympian athletes out there. Or maybe the credit crunch and UK economy crash never happened for some people and it's a status thing?.



You seem like a bitter, and jealous person.

Many serious amateur cyclists spend many long hours in the saddle, and carbon, slick gears, light frames and good geometry make that more comfortable. A 1k bike will last longer and extract greater value (you could argue) than say a Premiership football season ticket, but that doesn't attract the angry, jealous remarks from individuals like you. A status thing? Yes, probably says more about you though.

That's a good spec bike for the money. Why spend over £1k on a bike? I spent almost £2k on my mountain bike (8 years ago!) raced and took part in events on it (all for fun) and found the quality that I spent the money on was worth every penny when it let me hammer it down the nastiest trails without once complaining! Long live bike porn

FWIW, I went 2nd hand on ebay when I get into road cycling last year. Spent < £300 & got a decent spec bike. Added a cheapo helmet & padded shorts (£17 DHB ones from Wiggle -SOOO good) & I was set.

Once I found I liked it & still did a few months later, I added clipless shoes/pedals, computer & some other bits & bobs.

Now looking to take advantage of C2W scheme & I'm leaning towards a ribble. Will it do anything my current machine doesnt? Probably not (It's a 105 equipped triple). Will it be new, shiny & give me a warm feeling inside every time I ride it? (every weekday & some weekends) I think so!


I love reading threads like this. As a cyclist I have an interest in them, and I posted a deal that got massively flamed because in the eyes of people who saw a £130 bike light it was just the same as the tat you get for £1.99 down the market. I'm not saying everyone should spend as much as possible, or in this case an £1100 bike is for everyone, but for some people who are looking then it will be of interest. I think too many people forget this site is called hotukdeals.com and isn't everythingI'mnotinterestedinorknownothingaboutshouldcostaslittleaspossible,butthatwon'tstopmefromcriticisingothers.com.
Edited by: "W_D_G" 21st Feb 2011

W_D_G

I love reading threads like this. As a cyclist I have an interest in … I love reading threads like this. As a cyclist I have an interest in them, and I posted a deal that got massively flamed because in the eyes of people who saw a £130 bike light it was just the same as the tat you get for £1.99 down the market. I'm not saying everyone should spend as much as possible, or in this case an £1100 bike is for everyone, but for some people who are looking then it will be of interest. I think too many people forget this site is called hotukdeals.com and isn't everythingI'mnotinterestedinorknownothingaboutshouldcostaslittleaspossible,butthatwon'tstopmefromcriticisingothers.com.



You make a good point but I'm afraid it falls apart when you try to promote a bike light for £130 - NO bike light is worth that much.

Besford

You make a good point but I'm afraid it falls apart when you try to … You make a good point but I'm afraid it falls apart when you try to promote a bike light for £130 - NO bike light is worth that much.



um... yes it is! You will find it difficult to get a decent bike light to see withfor less than £100. A cheap thing from tesco is fine to be seenbut is no good if you want to light up the road.

The cheapest solution to this is to buy torches from places like dealextreme instead but that's not ideal really. I mean the cheapest bike lights for this purpose on dealextreme are still about £60 and they're not branded.

Edited by: "sotomonkey" 22nd Feb 2011
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