Sensa Lombardia Carbon Road Bike With Shimano 105 5800 (11 Spd) Limited Edition - £829.99 @ Merlin Cycles
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Sensa Lombardia Carbon Road Bike With Shimano 105 5800 (11 Spd) Limited Edition - £829.99 @ Merlin Cycles

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Found 26th Jun 2015
Sensa Lombardia Special, Carbon frame with a 105 5800 transmission

Frame Specification:

* Monocoque Modular Carbon Fibre - Gen4 BV83
* Supra Full Carbon Monocoque STR8 1.25
* Monocoque Carbon with Internal Wires.
* The Internal Wire System allows for scratch free and silent cable routing offering the possibility to change the internal Teflon during maintenance.
* The 1.5 front end and oversize BB-area create a very balanced and stiff frame.

Build Specification:

* Groupset: Shimano 105 5800 11 speed with the exception of a Shimano RS500 Chainset and Shimano BR561 brakes
* Wheels: Supra RA Comp
* Tyres: Schwalbe RA Comp
* Saddle: Supra Comp Line
* Seatpost: Supra Comp Line
* Bars & Stem: Supra Comp Line
* Weight: From 7.8kg
* Build time: These bikes are ex-stock but please allow up to 7 days for delivery.

Don't forget TopCashBack (3% for £24.90 cashback) or Quidco (2% for £16.60 cashback)

Postage: £29.99
- rev6

36 Comments

that is a BARGAIN. Great groupset. great brand (Dutch I think).

http://merlincycles-img.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/productImage_1280_1024_ffffff_image-jpeg/12130_sensa_lombardia_special_2013.jpg

Finally a tasty bike.
Weight optimistic someone has 54cm and it weighs 9kg.
Edited by: "morrig" 26th Jun 2015

Judosteffer

that is a BARGAIN. Great groupset. great brand (Dutch I think).


Dutch maker yes for 22 years.

Postage: £29.99

You can collect for free if you live close.

Impressive spec, BUTdont take this the wrong way carbon carbon doesnt necessarily make a big difference if your used to a alu frame, 105 gears will if your used to sora tiagra. As a first bike this is a very good start spec wise.

rodman



I'm in love.

Got a Beone from merlin last year. Really good price for the spec and the service was impeccable. Looked after me from entering the shop to 4 weeks and 4 trips to the shop later as I couldn't decide on the setup.

Great spec for the price, seems odd to add on postage though?

gareds

carbon doesnt necessarily make a big difference if your used to a alu … carbon doesnt necessarily make a big difference if your used to a alu frame

my ALU bike is rock solid. Literally. Doesn't flex at all and can be quite punishing on anything but smooth tarmac.

Carbon fibre frames have a lot more flex in them. That can be both good and bad.

looks like a tasty bike, an alternative to the HUKD frequent PlanetX carbon bike

Original Poster

They are also on TopCashBack (3% or £24.90) and Quidco (2% or £16.60)

Great deal OP. I saw this the other day and was going to post, but then realised bikes deals tend to draw out of the woodwork, complete bells, a bit like car lease deals.

£829.99 for a bicycle! Could get a proper motorbike for that price

does anybody know if bottecchia road bikes are any good I've got a carrera tdf was thinking of changing I'm not a serious cyclists
A bloke runs a small shop near where I live he seems to have a few bottecchia road bikes in their they look pretty nice
just looking for some advice
much appreciated

Original Poster

driver653

does anybody know if bottecchia road bikes are any good I've got a … does anybody know if bottecchia road bikes are any good I've got a carrera tdf was thinking of changing I'm not a serious cyclistsA bloke runs a small shop near where I live he seems to have a few bottecchia road bikes in their they look pretty nice just looking for some advice much appreciated



Bottecchia have been around for a while and are a decent Italian bike maker. Being Italian most of their bikes are equipped with Campagnolo, not sure if they build with Shimano or SRAM at all. They are fairly big in Europe, but no so well known in the UK.

Edit

Looks like they build with Campagnolo and Shimano.

The link below is to their road range.

Bottecchia.com
Edited by: "konkywonky" 27th Jun 2015

Bottechia are good bikes. they are an old maker. I think they are at least designed in Italy, but may be produced in the far East. (so are Colnago and De Rosa these days mind you). Take one for a spin. if you are just starting out,it would be good to get one under 8.5 kilos, as it will be great on the hills.

Banned

At last a B

I'm 6'5". Would the 69cm be ok?

I meant 60cm!

richlyraumi

I meant 60cm!


Try one out because that sounds borderline. I'm 6-6 and a 62cm was a bit tight for me, but it depends on your particular build ratio, leg length, arm length, and so on.
I ended up going for a 3xl Canyon and I'm made up with it.
BTW, this is a fantastic deal so red hit from me.

Anyone know what the chain ring size is on this?

Very good price for the spec - hot.

Great specification and a pretty good looking bike too - definitely HOT!

konkywonky

They are also on TopCashBack (3% or £24.90) and Quidco (2% or £16.60)



You will get 3% quidco too as they match tcb if you send them the tcb link

829 for a 7.8kg bike with 105 is impressive.... That's if it honestly is sub 8kg....

Pranga

£829.99 for a bicycle! Could get a proper motorbike for that price


.. Or nearly £830 items from the pound shop. Your point being?....

Better to spend £20 more on an alloy disc model , " weight still >9kg unless your a carbon snob " , personally its a colour thingy for me.
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Morpheus_00

.. Or nearly £830 items from the pound shop. Your point being?....



It may surprise you that, just like most things in life, you could spend £50 on a bike or £5,000 probably even £50,000.

"£120,000 for a grand piano? I could buy a house for that!"

Nonsense.

Pranga

£829.99 for a bicycle! Could get a proper motorbike for that price



These aren't motorbikes - you may get that impression if they overtake you I guess.

Pranga

£829.99 for a bicycle! Could get a proper motorbike for that price


you could also get a skateboard

Apparently it weighs 9kg, which is very heavy for a carbon bike

Original Poster

Rattok

Apparently it weighs 9kg, which is very heavy for a carbon bike



I read that on one of the reviews but it's hard to tell if it was weighed with accurate scales and with pedals, bottle cages etc on or off. 9kg isn't particularly heavy at this price point and for the vast majority of riders shouldn't be an issue because as soon as you put a rider on it it will be a whole lot heavier.

If you can find a lighter carbon bike with an equal spec feel free to post

Edited by: "konkywonky" 3rd Jul 2015

xeroc

It may surprise you that, just like most things in life, you could spend … It may surprise you that, just like most things in life, you could spend £50 on a bike or £5,000 probably even £50,000. "£120,000 for a grand piano? I could buy a house for that!"Nonsense.


Oh, your point was that £830 is justifiable if you like motorbikes, but not pedal bikes. Kind of begs the question if you're into motor/pedal biking or not. If you're not then it's clearly too much for either. If you are.... Well you know the rest. Comparing this to a 120 grand piano is a bit facile.

Voted hot!

Ordered and collected, great bike for the price.

10% off all road bikes this weekend.

Is the Sensa Romagna any good?
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