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Sensa Aquila Ultegra Carbon Road Bike - 2018 £999 @ Merlin
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Sensa Aquila Ultegra Carbon Road Bike - 2018 £999 @ Merlin

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Posted 11th Nov 2019

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Carbon Ultegra Road bike in Sizes 55, 58, 61cm available (should map to Medium, Large and XL). On-site review lists the 58cm model as weighing in at 7.8kg for guidance.

Plenty of other bikes are available in the Black Friday "early bird" sale

Frameset
  • Frame: Monocoque Generation 5
  • Fork: Supra Full Carbon Monocoque Gen5 Salita 1.5

Wheels
  • Wheels: Supra RA Pro - 700c
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II - 700x25c

Drivetrain
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra R8000 - 11 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Chainset: Shimano Ultegra R8000 - 34/50T
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 - 11/28T
  • Chain: Shimano - 11 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included

Components
  • Saddle: San Marco Monza
  • Seatpost: Supra Speed Line
  • Handlebars: Supra Speed Line
  • Stem: Supra Speed Line
  • Brake calipers: Shimano Ultegra R8000
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14 Comments
Good price for an Ultegra Groupo spec carbon bike
Really great spec. Good price.
£19.99 delivery, or free collection.
Very nice. But I don't need it. I don't.
Nice bike , nice spec . If you are in the market for a well equipped road I'd definately consider this
At only 7.8kg you aren't getting much bike for your money which obviously with a road bike is a good thing so voted hot. Looks like a full carbon fibre fork too so no obvious compromises. I've seen cheaper CF road bikes but this delivers a very well chosen spec for this price although is old stock likely manufactured in 2017 so not using the latest components.

Also worth checking out Planet X who are clearing out a lot of stuff including CF frames and forks at low prices.
Full carbon at the price. Ultegra! Heat
Edited by: "MasterYodaJedi" 11th Nov 2019
bonzobanana11/11/2019 08:47

At only 7.8kg you aren't getting much bike for your money which obviously …At only 7.8kg you aren't getting much bike for your money which obviously with a road bike is a good thing so voted hot. Looks like a full carbon fibre fork too so no obvious compromises. I've seen cheaper CF road bikes but this delivers a very well chosen spec for this price although is old stock likely manufactured in 2017 so not using the latest components. Also worth checking out Planet X who are clearing out a lot of stuff including CF frames and forks at low prices.


ultegra r8000 only came out in 2018 I believe - my 2017 giant tcr has ultegra 6800
xDxDxDxD11/11/2019 09:57

ultegra r8000 only came out in 2018 I believe - my 2017 giant tcr has …ultegra r8000 only came out in 2018 I believe - my 2017 giant tcr has ultegra 6800


road.cc/con…set


A quick google shows it was launched in June 2017 but likely wasn't available on retail bikes until late 2017 with the 2018 models. Such bikes are normally manufactured a few months before and depending on the brand, smaller brands may have one order of bikes, 2000 bikes lets say for the year made by the factories in Asia and larger brands may have multiple orders over the year. The whole thing about season discounts with bikes is often they order a large amount which is manufactured at one time over a few weeks and then they move on to their next order for another brand. So the importer stores the bikes up in their warehouses and feeds them to retailers over the year and any surplus are discounted at the end of the summer into autumn to make way for the new year model. If it's a open mould frame I guess it could be multiple orders over the same year without huge additional costs but normally an order of 2000 bikes would be a lot less in cost than four orders of 500 for example because you are paying more per unit and the factory has to reset its production lines to your model and order parts for the bikes in smaller quantities. There is also the chance that for some reason the factory couldn't duplicate the exact spec if you ordered later, i.e. they had changed their open mould frame design to comply with new certification. When you are importing bikes it is different to manufacturing them yourself where you can spread production over a whole year. Anyway the manufacturing year for 2018 retail bikes would be mainly in 2017 it probably starts something like June or July and finishes something like February 2018 allowing for 4 weeks on the water and time to sell the bikes so most 2018 bikes are manufactured in 2017. For actual manufacturers like Giant and Merida likely the difference between hitting retail and actually manufacturing the bike is likely smaller.

This Sensa bike is extremely likely to say the least to have an open mould frame which is a very good thing, cheaper to buy and often stronger with less issues as the same frame is sold by a huge number of different importers around the world feeding back data to the manufacturer and they tend to improve over time unlike new CF frame designs that cost far more and are more likey to fail especially as the bikes will retail at higher prices so have to be lighter or there is no reason to buy them.
Edited by: "bonzobanana" 11th Nov 2019
xDxDxDxD11/11/2019 09:57

ultegra r8000 only came out in 2018 I believe - my 2017 giant tcr has …ultegra r8000 only came out in 2018 I believe - my 2017 giant tcr has ultegra 6800


You're right, it's the current Ultegra groupset (and the current 105 cassette) so it's definitely using the latest components.
rev611/11/2019 08:21

You might need it though.


True. You can't have too many bikes as they say! Well, apart from storing them.
rascalchops11/11/2019 13:59

True. You can't have too many bikes as they say! Well, apart from storing …True. You can't have too many bikes as they say! Well, apart from storing them.


Buy now think later. That's been my motto for some time.
58 weighing 7.8Kg's nice.
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