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Is this the best road bike under £1000?

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Found 22nd Jan 2010
I'm trying to scrape enoough money together to get a new bike and was wondering what people thought was the best sub £1000 road bike.
After looking around the Boardman Carbon looks the best to me, just a bit wary of Halfords, any other suggestions appreciated.
Sorry for the long link:
halfords.com/web…710

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Original Poster

bazzaric;7620279

]link for the lazy



Thanks for that, haven't quite figured out how to do that yet:?

Click on the globe and paste the link in the pop up box. When you click OK, the link will appear with highlighted text in the message box. Change the highlighted text to whatever you wish

p.s. Nice Bike. My employer is about to roll out the cycle scheme where you get reductions on up to £2k worth of Bike and Accessories, so will be watching this thread with interest

Not being funny but if I was spending £1K on a bike I'd be asking this question on cycling forum not here.

Original Poster

greg_68;7620295

Not being funny but if I was spending £1K on a bike I'd be asking this … Not being funny but if I was spending £1K on a bike I'd be asking this question on cycling forum not here.



Good point, but from my experience there do seem to be a lot of knowledgable bikers here (hopefully!).

Moved to correct forum

The boardman bikes are fairly well known to be of excellent quality with far more 'bang for your buck' than any equivilent model. If you are spending that much, take a look at this boardmanbikes.com/roa…tml
same price but just a little more special. we have one in our shop just now, its nice :thumbsup:

Boadman road bikes look and is a great bike, the white one prob sold out.

I was looking for a carbon bike under 1k, The Dolan Mythos looks a bargain too.

velodromeshop.org.uk/ind…t=2

Have a look, Good luck.

Don't forget 6% quidco on bikes at Halfords so £60 back.

i hear good things on the Giant carbon road bikes.
Have a Giant mountain bike myself. Fantastic build quality.

JkF50;7621131

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201001349813262/sort/priceasc/usedbikes/radius/1500/postcode/ne21xe/page/17/quicksearch/true?previous=%2Fsearch%2Fresults%2Fusedbikes%2Fpostcode%2Fne21xe%2Fradius%2F1500%2Fpage%2F17%2Fquicksearch%2Ftrue%2Fsort%2Fpriceasc&logcode=p:)



:thumbsup: very nice bike :-D

Banned

The Boardman comp gets a great review here....

bikeradar.com/gea…934

Heres a link to the road bike forum ojn the same site

bikeradar.com/roa…c=4

This also got good praise

wiggle.co.uk/p/c…91/

PS don't be too wary of buying from halfords, Considering they sell a third of all bikes sold in the UK they must being doing something right. when You pick it up, ride it round the car park outside, go through every gear and test the breaks, fiddle with things and if your not happy take it back in and have them adjust it until you are satisfied.

Also bear in mind, that cables will stretch as they bed in, but you get the free six week check at halfords, so any adjustments it needs will be done then, as above, take outside and check it.

At my local branch the technicians are excellent and very knowledgeable, but maybe no all stores have such good staff, If you find this to be the case, take it to LBS and have them services it.

mike07071964;7620529

Boadman road bikes look and is a great bike, the white one prob sold … Boadman road bikes look and is a great bike, the white one prob sold out.Have a look, Good luck.



Not yet out of stock, we have one in our store, Large size i believe.

slamdunkin;7622017

The Boardman comp gets a great review … The Boardman comp gets a great review here....http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/team-carbon-09-33934Heres a link to the road bike forum ojn the same sitehttp://www.bikeradar.com/road/forums/index.php?c=4This also got good praisehttp://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Focus_Cayo_105_2009/5360037591/PS don't be too wary of buying from halfords, Considering they sell a third of all bikes sold in the UK they must being doing something right. when You pick it up, ride it round the car park outside, go through every gear and test the breaks, fiddle with things and if your not happy take it back in and have them adjust it until you are satisfied. Also bear in mind, that cables will stretch as they bed in, but you get the free six week check at halfords, so any adjustments it needs will be done then, as above, take outside and check it.At my local branch the technicians are excellent and very knowledgeable, but maybe no all stores have such good staff, If you find this to be the case, take it to LBS and have them services it.



Excellent advice ^^^

My suggestions are they are a premium because of the name and thats ok as long as you are aware.

Try your local 'good' bike shop. I mean someone who has 2-300 bikes in stock and ask for the spec. Then visit halfords and compare the spec. Its not as hahard as you might think.

I do this and my local in berkshire are very knowledgable and are alwaysd busy. Plus they care and will be great for after sales service.

Berkshire bikes if you are interested.

Halfords maybe the best place but check the spec first so you know.

I've got last year's Cayo and can recommend

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This the the spec of the current Boardman Team Carbon

■Frame Material: Carbon Fibre
■Gears: 20
■Frame Size (cm): Over 57
■Approximate Weight (KG): 7.9
■Chainset: SRAM S350 compact
■Exact Frame Size: 57.5cm
■Forks: Ultralight carbon fibre monocoque
■Frame Colour: Black
■Frame-: Ultralight carbon fibre monocoque
■Front Brake: R580
■Front Mech: SRAM Rival
■Gear Shifters: SRAM Rival 10 speed
■Handle Bars: Ritchey Comp OS 31.8mm
■Headset: FSA Orbit integrated cartridge bearing
■Hubs: Sealed bearings
■Number of Gears: 20
■Pedals: NA
■Quick Release Wheels: Yes
■Rear Brake: R580
■Rear Mech: SRAM Rival
■Rims: Ritchey Pro 20H front, 24H rear
■Saddle: Cboardman, Cro-Mo rails
■Seatpost: Ritchey Comp 31.6mm
■Stem: Ritchey Comp OS 31.8mm
■Tyre size: 23c
■Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport
■Wheel size: 700c

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Christ a grand for a cycle?
For that kind of money i would expect an engine atleast

bambi-is-dead;7624040

Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an … Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an engine atleast



thats still not top end either

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bambi-is-dead;7624040

Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an … Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an engine atleast



Never seen that comment before on a UKHD bike thread....Congratulation on your originality.

it's really obvious that you've applied a lot of logic to your reasoning....well done.

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slamdunkin;7624239

Never seen that comment before on a UKHD bike thread....Congratulation on … Never seen that comment before on a UKHD bike thread....Congratulation on your originality.it's really obvious that you've applied a lot of logic to your reasoning....well done.



And its quite sad that you obviously get some kind of satisfaction out of trying to belittle people :thumbsup:

Sense of humour transplant needed for slamdunkin :viking:

daveshop;7621690

:thumbsup: very nice bike :-D



Glad someone appreciates real bikes :thumbsup:

bambi-is-dead;7624040

Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an … Christ a grand for a cycle?For that kind of money i would expect an engine atleast



Good man :thumbsup:

A grand isn't too bad really, that's only 4 times an ultra basic heap for something that's likely to last a whole lot longer. Rolexes go for a lot more than 4 times a Zeon.

Original Poster

Thanks everyone for all your advice, managed to reserve a ltd edt boardman, very happy!

cycleman;7628262

Thanks everyone for all your advice, managed to reserve a ltd edt … Thanks everyone for all your advice, managed to reserve a ltd edt boardman, very happy!



excellent.

i got a list last night of some stores holding stock (these bikes ARE supposed to be sold out it seems)

Original Poster

shanecr;7631295

excellent.i got a list last night of some stores holding stock (these … excellent.i got a list last night of some stores holding stock (these bikes ARE supposed to be sold out it seems)



Thanks for your help, managed to find one in XL just got back with it, absolutely brilliant bike, take back everything I thought of Halfords, staff couldn't have been better and actually knew what they were talking about:thumbsup:

cycleman;7632418

Thanks for your help, managed to find one in XL just got back with it, … Thanks for your help, managed to find one in XL just got back with it, absolutely brilliant bike, take back everything I thought of Halfords, staff couldn't have been better and actually knew what they were talking about:thumbsup:



there are some good stores out there, as well some bad unfortunately. Glad you got what you wanted and are happy with it. :thumbsup:
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