Viking Scirocco 300 Mens Road Bike £249.99 @ e-bikesdirect outlet
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Viking Scirocco 300 Mens Road Bike £249.99 @ e-bikesdirect outlet

£249.99£289.9914%e-bikesdirect Deals
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Found 13th May
Have been searching gravel or cyclocross bikes and came across this.
Don't know whether its good or bad but not a bad price.
All sizes available at the moment.
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A lot of bike for the money even if the brands not premium.
Not ideal as a gravel or cx bike though
tyres are too narrow for gravel / cx. Decent summer road bike though.
I need help from rides... I don't no the slightest thing about bikes, I've narrowed it down to the 1 posted above and this 1 chainreactioncycles.com/mob…756 what's the best value for money?
Don't no what happened to my last post... Basically I need someone to tell me what's the best value for money, the bike above or this 1 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/verenti-technique-claris-road-bike-2017/rp-prod164756..I'll be using it for commuting (11 miles a day) and long weekend rides
Btwin 500 se from decathlon is probably the best value entry level road bike! Much better spec than this for similar money!!
Sounds good Hux... You got a link?
HUX139 m ago

Btwin 500 se from decathlon is probably the best value entry level road …Btwin 500 se from decathlon is probably the best value entry level road bike! Much better spec than this for similar money!!


It was a great bike but all they do now sub £300 is the Triban 100 which is a piece of junk with a freewheel and Tourney derailleur which is about £100 over the price its worth. This Viking bike looks equally bad, how can you have a gravel/CX bike with a freewheel which makes the bike vulnerable to bent axles. The Carrera Virtuoso still looks like the best road bike deal currently although the offer that took it down to £235 looks like its over.

halfords.com/cyc…mes
OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to Bonzobanana for £260... Anyone care to change my mind?
Now I'm torn between the 1 rug man put up... Which is best?
Can recommend Viking bikes
Well made for the money
Glen155440 m ago

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike-51-54cm-frames? or https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/roux-vercors-r7-bike? which is best?


Both are good options to be honest. Halfords bike has high tensile steel forks not carbon but pretty similar overall. The Carrera you can have assembled by your local Halfords and any repairs will be carried out by them. You get one free service check too. As a heavier rider I would go with the Carrera myself but if you are a lighter more competitive cyclist the winstanley bike looks better. Make sure to go through a cashback site and if you are collecting and paying instore for the carrera you may be able to get discounted giftcards at zeek. Also go through topcashback to buy zeek giftcards. There is a thread on this site for the Carrera worth reading.
Thanks a lot Bonzobanana, appreciate that
Thanks a lot for the insights bonzobanana.
Could someone confirm if halfords store can accept two zeek cards as the biggest value zeek card is 150
Glen15544 h, 19 m ago

OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to …OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to Bonzobanana for £260... Anyone care to change my mind?



If you fit a 56/58 frame this Trek 1.2 looks good value 50% off with lighter wheels and a cartridge BB,a good long term investment with its higher quality components which will last longer.
The Trek could be worth the extra cost as the brand name will have a higher re-sale value.
Carrera is also a good deal and has better 25c tyres.
someshpan13th May

Could someone confirm if halfords store can accept two zeek cards as the …Could someone confirm if halfords store can accept two zeek cards as the biggest value zeek card is 150


You can definitely use more than 1 halfords gift card on the same purchase.
I pick my Carrera up tomorrow
lightrider1 h, 13 m ago

If you fit a 56/58 frame this Trek 1.2 looks good value 50% off with …If you fit a 56/58 frame this Trek 1.2 looks good value 50% off with lighter wheels and a cartridge BB,a good long term investment with its higher quality components which will last longer. The Trek could be worth the extra cost as the brand name will have a higher re-sale value.Carrera is also a good deal and has better 25c tyres.


Really nice bike with Sora but £100 over many of the options here. The brand will likely have greater resale value but pretty sure Trek have their aluminium frames made by someone else but don't know who that is currently, used to be Giant I think or they could just release their designs and obtain tenders from different manufacturers so it could vary, common with some brands. Claris is great quality but Sora for me is as high as I would need to go before I was just wasting money for me personally.
Glen15547 h, 6 m ago

I need help from rides... I don't no the slightest thing about bikes, …I need help from rides... I don't no the slightest thing about bikes, I've narrowed it down to the 1 posted above and this 1 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/verenti-technique-claris-road-bike-2017/rp-prod164756 what's the best value for money?


Go for the Verenti definately over this, will be much better and last longer
Well I can say one thing for certain, this bike was never worth £450.
<Maybe its just me, but if i was to spend £250-300 on a bike, i'd be looking at something second hand and decent, not like the one posted but "new". So much more for your money second at this price surely...
The above has a horrid 7 speed freewheel clunky shifters, steel fork and a nutted rear wheel? Jesus, I feel like they just found a parts bin and stuck it all together.
Never was a fan of mechanical disks, I don't feel like its a rip-off but I do believe you could find better bikes at that price range. As others have mentioned!
The halfords Carrera for £260 is a far better buy. Claris shifters vs these horrible tourney ones with the thumb shifters (means you can change gear whilst on the drop bars). And 7 speed freewheel means a fairly low top speed gear as it's 14teeth rather than 12 (or even 11) on a 8 speed cassette.
Edited by: "SFconvert" 13th May
alexdodd55 m ago

<Maybe its just me, but if i was to spend £250-300 on a bike, i'd be …<Maybe its just me, but if i was to spend £250-300 on a bike, i'd be looking at something second hand and decent, not like the one posted but "new". So much more for your money second at this price surely... The above has a horrid 7 speed freewheel clunky shifters, steel fork and a nutted rear wheel? Jesus, I feel like they just found a parts bin and stuck it all together.


It needs that nutted rear wheel though as its got a freewheel, its better off with a solid axle rather than quick release because of the extra bending force applied to the axle if you hit a pot hole etc. Quick releases are best left for rear wheels with freehubs. Viking bikes can be great value at times but this is a low end bike pretending to be a discounted £450 bike. I would say £250 is pretty much maximum price for the spec.

Another bike on the site for only £148. Pretty weird looking 700c bike. Can't quite get my head around it, never seen anything like it before. Described as a 'a sustainable urban mobility solution'. This one really does look like someone has gone a little crazy with the parts bin.

outlet.e-bikesdirect.co.uk/cle…ike


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The bike is obviously too fast for the camera here;

Must be clearance because it looks like a bike that should cost more than £148 however unusual the design is. Anyway the site has other basic freewheel road bikes starting from as low as £145 for steel framed and £155 for aluminium which look better value than this bike with low end disc brakes and tourney shifters. £250 goes into the territory of Claris equipped bikes which this Scirocco can't compete with.

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Had one and are a poor ride
bonzobanana11 h, 41 m ago

Both are good options to be honest. Halfords bike has high tensile steel …Both are good options to be honest. Halfords bike has high tensile steel forks not carbon but pretty similar overall. The Carrera you can have assembled by your local Halfords and any repairs will be carried out by them. You get one free service check too. As a heavier rider I would go with the Carrera myself but if you are a lighter more competitive cyclist the winstanley bike looks better. Make sure to go through a cashback site and if you are collecting and paying instore for the carrera you may be able to get discounted giftcards at zeek. Also go through topcashback to buy zeek giftcards. There is a thread on this site for the Carrera worth reading.


As bonzo says - although has missed the british cycling discount that offers 10%. Zeek, if you have any friends and they invite you get an introductory discount plus they get bonus - although keep that low. You then get next offers for subsequent purchases that are comparable if not better to the rate cashback sites give you - cashback sites also offer discounted credit with Zeek rather than taking the cash. As to using multiple, asked above, I bought my youngest daughters latest bike from Halfords with 4 Zeek Vouchers.
is this 10 speed? I am not a fan of bright colours though..
Glen155413th May

OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to …OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to Bonzobanana for £260... Anyone care to change my mind?


Not sure if I'm allowed to link to my own website here but I bought a Virtuoso a while back as my first road bike and wrote a review on my blog here: improdia.com/rev…so/

I submitted the review to Halfords but they rejected it!

If my link isn't allowed you can google for "Carrera Virtuoso review rejected" and you'll find it.

Still loving the bike, a few thousand km's in Cyprus later.
People talk about road bikes as if they're motorbikes sometimes. Your legs are the motors and there's marginal gains once you get past bottom of the barrel group and wheelsets. My bike cost £500 and I've better Strava times than my mates with £2000 ones. Put a top level rider on this and your Di2 groupset will look like Tourney compared to them.

Personally I'd just buy a used brand name bike if you're looking to get into cycling. If you don't get into it, you won't lose too much on resale. I can't see anyone paying even £150 for this used. If you do get into it then as long as you've got a decent frame and forks the rest is just bolt on upgrades.
Glen155413th May

OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to …OK looks like I'm buying the Carrera Virtuoso from Halfords thanks to Bonzobanana for £260... Anyone care to change my mind?


Just bought this bike and love it, especially if you're starting out!
nickmilla21 h, 54 m ago

Just bought this bike and love it, especially if you're starting out!


Had my bike a week now and it's great... This thread really sorted me out
Glen15544 h, 17 m ago

Had my bike a week now and it's great... This thread really sorted me out


That's good to hear.
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