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Brand-X Road Bike, down to £269.99 + 10% Off for new customer with NEWGB at  Wiggle
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I'm not an expert, but looks good to me for a commuter, or beginner? Seems cheap - I'm sure the bike snobs will say you need to spend more, or buy secondhand etc, but for a brand n… Read more
vileda_the_best

Yep stock seems to be dwindling - last week there were 2 sizes within 5 miles to me in 2 locations rechecking now I would have to travel alot further - not surprised it isn't lasting long though

kramer2088

I know it's sacrilege but I wouldn't buy a skinny tyred road bike for commuting ( and I've been riding them for 40 years). If you really busy go dropped bar/ sti then look at gravel or cyclo-cross, definately 32 mm tyres minimum. But for comfort and vision I'd get a hybrid, preferably hub geared. Virus dee is 7 geared Shimano at £350 from wiggle, but small size only.

Pagemaster

These 'gooutdoors' deals are only available from one remote store like edinburgh or taunton, none within 100's of miles of me. No postage. So no good to most people.

bonzobanana

The first bike has 'Superlight Y-9' aluminium but no such aluminium exists so that is just a made up commercial name, the second bike states 7005 and most of the main high quality, high volume frame manufacturers have abandoned that material (Giant, Merida and fuji-ta) so that frame is more likely from Cambodia or Bangladesh and wouldn't surprise me if the Superlight Y-9 frame is also actually 7005. They look great bikes but the frames are probably quite basic. While 7005 is stronger than 6061 it is more brittle and more prone to fatigue so often the frames are designed not to flex so can be quite harsh riding but power delivery is great. You can see on the frames the top tube lines up directly with the top of the seat stays on both bikes this is typical of 7005 to prevent fatigue and flexing where as 6061 have more scope to move the seat stays slightly below in order to improve ride quality. They both look great bikes but the frames are nothing amazing but given the specification and the fact the cyclocross bike will have larger tyre clearance to compensate for a harsh ride at the rear I would definitely go with the cyclocross bike of the two but it really depends on if that is what you want as a road bike and cyclocross bike are 2 different types of bike with different geometry and different advantages and disadvantages. If I was buying the road bike I'd definitely want it to take at least 700x28mm tyres in case I found the 700x25mm tyres too harsh combined with the 7005 frame. The cyclocross bike is far better value based on its groupset etc and has a triple butted frame. Really though your choice of bike is down to how and where you are going to ride it, how old you are, how heavy you are etc. All factors that could change bike recommendations.

kamikaze1

Hi, do you mind giving me your opinion on these two Sensa bikes? You are a superstar man! https://www.merlincycles.com/sensa-fermo-sl-105-cyclocross-bike-2019-137680.html or https://www.merlincycles.com/sensa-romagna-tiagra-road-bike-2018-106187.html

Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert 2018 Road Bike £2275 at Evans Cycles
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Found 18th MarFound 18th Mar
No corners are cut here with a Full Shimano Ultegra groupset, from one of the best cycling brands in the world, this is one for the keen cyclist where N+1 applies
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rascalchops

Good deal, why all the cold votes!

Mangoon

Heat for simply mentioning N+1

brody101

Actually, on the spec sheet, it says pedals included! (y)

sparklehedgehog

A whole 9% off?!

Scottc123

*placeholder for "£2k but no pedals included" joke*

Orbea Avant M30 2018 - Road Bike Full Carbon Shimano 105 - 11 Speed Size 53cm Only £879.99 Delivered @ Tredz
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Found 17th MarFound 17th Mar
The Orbea Avant M30 is a sportive road bike to flatter your riding, bringing out your best. The lightweight OME carbon frame is made using a monocoque technique that keeps the fram… Read more
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aegis

We all share the costs. Roads are financed from taxes which we all pay, including cyclists. You take out insurance in case you cause harm to somebody else on the road and they sue you for the damage you've caused. Or in case you do damage to your own vehicle. The more potential you have for carnage, the more expensive your vehicle is to repair, the more you pay. "Simples" as someone in the insurance industry might say. Which is why the insurance on a Ferrari is higher than a bicycle and it's not mandatory for cyclists to have it. The chances of them causing any damage are so slim that it's often included for free with household insurance. I've got it three times over now - once in house insurance, once in Cycling UK membership and once with a business policy. Other than the tax on your insurance, it doesn't go towards paying for the roads. Because it's the law. You're driving around in 1-2 tonnes of metal. Well done for not having an accident. Not everyone is as expert a driver as you, which is why it's mandatory. M-kay. That really happened. There was a bike race on open roads, at rush hour, in the dark, with riders with no lights in completely black team kit. (skeptical) On the other hand, well done those drivers for patiently waiting behind like they should instead of pulling dangerous overtakes.

buliztik

You are a ponce sir

DearSatan

A hole!

DearSatan

I think you will find it is the Turdy Yorkshire. What is a ponce?

DearSatan

I do have insurance, I always will, maybe I shouldn't bother though. I have been driving for over thirty years, I have never had an accident, touch wood! Why do I have to pay for insurance? Why? My definition of "ignorant" in this particular context: When it takes two and a half hours to complete a commute which would normally take one and a quarter hours. Why is that you may ask. Because some idiots dressed in black Lycra, peddling road bikes with no hi vis and no lights decided to have a road race in the dark. This was one of the most notoriously dangerous roads in the area. The queues of traffic in either direction were around five miles long. That is ignorant. I have other experiences, none that you would want to be interested in as they would not be in your favour.

Orbea Avant H70 Road Bike rrp £560 now £199 at Go Outdoors
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An accessible entry point into the world of road cycling, this comfortable and easy to ride bike has a wide spread of gears to help with challenging hills. Hydroformed triple butt… Read more
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nrps1

Thank you - unfortunately you cannot combine Vitality 50% off and C2W, but no matter :)

culli

Again, cool story. You just need to find someone who gives a s***.

culli

LOL? Oh dear. Mind if I ask why you're taking time to post on a bike thread if you hate cycling so much? Not much to do today once you finished reading your Daily Mail eh? You should probably reflect on how well your life's going if you truly feel this.

culli

Cheers for this. Bought one this afternoon and I'm really pleased with it. Shame you didn't post it as a standalone deal. I'm sure you would have got a lot of heat.

thatfeelswhen

For an extra £3k you can get a Mason InSearchOf which is a much better bike, but I only wanted to spend £200 so I bought the Orbea instead (y)

Altura Men's Peloton Cycling Socks (Small) - £1.74 (Add on item) @ Amazon
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Excellent price if you have small feet! Fits feet size 4-7. Seems to have relatively decent reviews on other sites. Avoid overheating your feet this summer. COOLMAX® yarn has mo… Read more
devious11

They were £1.74 when posted. Looks like they sold out from that supplier now.

ant_on_2_wheels

These are £7.99 - definitely not a bargain

tardigradus

Haha, no problem!

devious11

Oops, looks like Amazon has the wrong description! Thanks for pointing that out

tardigradus

Rear storage pockets might be not for everyone, but I guess it's worth trying at this price.

Sensa Trentino SL 105 Road Bike – 2018 £670 @ Merlin Cycles
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Find me a cheaper carbon fork full 105 group set bike ... you won’t. Only got 56cm left, 53cm & 51cm sold out earlier today, I bought the 51cm myself earlier this evening (las… Read more
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markgriff3

For £525 looks decent enough to me , Tiagra is very mid range GS however it’s a solid one tbf... cancelled the sensa in the end and bought a full carbon 105 Genesis for £900... added new carbon post, seat and wheels upgrade and it’s now a cracking fast light bike. Regards sensa I know a few roadies who ride them and all rate them for the money. For £500 ish price point it will be a good bike and plenty good enough for committing

kamikaze1

@bonzobanana Hi, any chance you can give me your views on this one? Sensa Romana Tiagra. https://www.merlincycles.com/sensa-romagna-tiagra-road-bike-2018-106187.html Available for £525. I got my Vitus Road Razer stolen last week (had bought it for 350) and looking for a decent road bike (mainly to commute anyway, dont need anything fancy). Thoughts? Thanks! @markgriff3 How are you liking your Sensa?

rodman

oos now

markgriff3

No need to apologise btw, it was a constructive comment so thanks :))

markgriff3

Thanks :))

Exposure Switch Mk2 with DayBright Front Bike Light - 375 Lumen down to £39.99 @ Evans cycles free C&C
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Probably voted down, but if you are after a well made Reliable U.K. designed and manufactured bike light supported with a 2 year warranty, then this is it.. As with all goods buy … Read more
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windta1ker

Theres better options out there... I have the exposure rear and it's a cracking light but for front I'd look else where A moon vortex can be had for £30 at the mo

The_Pope

Decent light (I have one). Clearance as now replaced by mk3 https://www.google.com/amp/s/road.cc/content/review/255424-exposure-switch-mk3-daybright%3famp

esq3585

Do this for the sealskins waterproof socks too

horstachio

Haha yeah that’s good for barker shoes as well! I do exactly the same

Cycling_chum

You can get really cheap gore stuff on Amazon. I tend to stick a load in my basket, eventually the price decreases and then grab. My fav was a gore 3 in 1 high viz normally 100 for £28 and postage is free But you gotta play the long game!

Planet X Carnac Notus Road Helmet £13 + £3.99 delivery at Planet X
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Cheap Lid to protect your Noggin. Not sure if the 79.99 list price is entirely worth it, but it's a bargain anyway at this price.Several colours available and review seems pretty g… Read more
Scallum

I saw this after posting it's actually a better deal! Especially on this lid.

maclennanneil

If you buy a £30 Planet X voucher you get the above helmet for free: https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/deals/free-helmet-offer

HacKage

It's not impossible, I never said that. Much like how you can buy 2 pairs of trousers in the same size and for them to fit you completely differently, helmets are the same. They don't use a standard size, because heads are all different sizes and shapes. A piece of soft foam added to the inside of a helmet will help it feel snug right up until the moment that your head hits the ground and you now have 10mm or so of travel with it compressing before you hit the main body of the helmet. Go into any bike store and pick a brand of helmet. Try 3 different priced helmets from the same manufacturer and I guarantee there will be a difference in how they feel and fit. A bit of foam stuck inside isn't going to change that. Price does not guarantee fit or performance when it comes to helmets either, usually only weight and colourway.

N0bodyOfTheGoat

In my experience, there is a bit of a gamble in ordering lids online, even if the circumference specs appear to fit your head... People tend to either have "oval" or "round" heads and some brand/model lids are highly skewed towards one head shape or the other. At the mo, for several PX lids, it would make sense to use this offer https://www.planetx.co.uk/news/products/q/date/2018/12/19/free-helmet-with-a-30-voucher and use the vouchers to buy some bits in the Fibb Sale.

johnnystorm

I kinda agree with the first reply but I gambled £15 on a Carnac lid and it fits perfectly, lucky I know but it's worth a punt. Now I know that the PX helmet last fits my head that's where I'll be getting mine from in future.

Giro Sentrie Techlace Carbon Road Cycling Shoes £99.00 (£199.99 RRP) @ Merlin Cycles
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I noticed these shoes were on offer whilst shopping at Merlin and thought they were a good deal, £99 for a pair of carbon road shoes isn't bad. Not just the yellow and black, ther… Read more
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fergee

Downturn in smoking......legislation Plastic bag waste......legislation Housing stock improvements.......legislation Drink driving.....legislation Seat belts....legislation Corporal punishment......legislation Minimum wage....legislation Without it we would all still be smoking in pubs, driving home drunk and whacking our kids. Anyway are the shoes wide or narrow?

Phworrr-thats-cheap

“Legislation” your living on a different planet m8, get back to your cycling bubble

fergee

Legislation is the way to stop gun crime, not boycotting a single brand as even if they pull out of that market you haven’t stopped demand. Legislation, legislation, legislation. On another note can anyone comment on the fit? I have wide feet

Derek_Lancelot_Shatwell

Thank you (y)

twoquidkev

Velcro works fine, I had some Shimano SPD's for cummuting, they were velcro and they lasted for years with no issues, still work now but I made the change to SPD-SL's so they don't get used now. Laces are in fashion at the moment due to nostalgia and the retro craze, but I'm not sold on them really, I much prefer the Boa dials which I have on my Mavic's. Boa's are the best IMHO but they don't come cheap, defineatley not in your budget range £50-70.

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Endura Luminite Reflective Bib Tights Hi Vis Black S-XXL £37.99 @ leisurelakes bikes
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Use code JANSALE5 for price, free delivery The Endura Luminite Bib Tights is the perfect piece of cycling clothing for commuters or just road cyclists, offering comfort and full f… Read more
bigbadbren

Personally I find these cheaper thermal bib tights from Amazon to be perfect for winter commuting. I usually pick up decent thermal bib tights for around £20. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HXKKMT4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_gGCsCbTR3FWW3

windta1ker

You know you wouldn't be the only one wearing one right? I kinda stopped worrying about what people thought about what I was wearing after I left school

whatyadoinsucka

You aren’t weightlifting,you can wear a jersey over it..

Trane

Great price. Ordered and heat adddd, I need some new ones for winter.

Giro Foray Road Bike Helmet 2018 £32.50 @ Merlin Cycles
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Available in the Matte Charcoal / Frost and Black / Blue / Purple. Free delivery. Rated 9/10 on cycling weekly. The 2017 version is £42 for other colours In ChainReactionCycles sa… Read more
CantGetNoSleep

Have two of these - decent helmet and good deal, straps take a bit of getting used to as not flat to the face

achtungmal

Go to Wiggle for MIPS. got mine last week for £47

Carldiff

so pretty.... I already have a giro helmet though :(

devious11

This one doesn't have the mips system. Version that has it is £60.

PureMAD4

Do these have mips

Merida Reacto 400 2018 - Road Bike and up to 70% at Tredz Bikes - £749
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Reacto 400 is an aero road bike that is built around a high-quality aluminium alloy frame. With the same aerodynamic frame shape as the new carbon Reactos, that have been tried and… Read more
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Lilniki969

Yeah i know they are separate retailers tho! I do prefer the quality of Tredz If I'm honest buy bikes and everything from there :D

Chilly11

Tredz is owned by Halfords. They have some pretty good deals on their website.

Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Shimano R7000 Carbon Road Bike £900 @ Planet X
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Absolute bargain in my opinion. Full carbon and the new R7000 groupset. A range of sizes and colours available. Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra SM-BBR60 Bottom Bracket Brake cal… Read more
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Tubbs_T

I have just bought the pro carbon Evo 105 Its comfy and stiff enough for me, it looks good and rides great, I would say if you want a good bike with a good groupset for sensible money then I would recommend it, I had pro carbon 105 before which I definitely recommend too although wasn't quite as stiff. Expensive isn't always necessarily better, depends if your brand obsessed I guess. Buy what you can afford and just enjoy riding it. You could put a pro on the cheapest road bike going of any brand and they would kick your ass regardless of what you ride. Also I've had no problem with customer service as always answer live chat, emails can be a bit slow but always get a reply, no phone line now though, other wise very helpful, clothing is good too, very comfortable shorts for £25 bargain.

mr_bargain

I agree. Open mould isn’t necessarily a bad thing, they’ve probably had more chance to perfect it and avoid issues. People banging on like they are Mark Cavendish. The fact is this bike will be more than 99.9% of people need. Some people try and massage their ego by pretending they are in the 0.01% and spend £5K on the lightest bike they can find. How, for example can someone be ‘better’ than Giant and wouldn’t be seen on one - it’s laughable. I’ve seen loads of reports on social media of people saying they waited months for a Canyon and it was damaged on arrival. One reason I went with Ribble is because I got a Carbon Sportive bike with full Ultegra and I’ve changed the wheels to Mavic Kysrium and tubeless tyres at a total cost of £1250. They are 30 minutes up the road from me so any issues I can drive straight there. That’s definitely more bike than I need as well with doing the odd 100 miler.

daern

It's interesting - Planet X seems to suffer from snobbery far more than other open-mould brands out there. I'm not sure if this is because they are keenly priced and everyone knows this, so there's no question when you turn up for a club run on your bike that people know you've bought to a budget. It's not like they are the only cheap carbon brand out there, but for some reason, they have a big, negative image that just seems to get worse with every passing year. FWIW, I've got a stable of some pretty exotic road and MTBs, but my PX RT57 (which I bought used a few years back) is my current winter steed and is seeing a lot of miles at the moment. It's a bike I've always enjoyed riding and I've never considered it to be "lesser" to the other bikes, even though it cost a fraction of what they did!

bonzobanana

If your buying a aluminium Canyon why not just buy a bike from the real manufacturer of the frame Giant rather than an importer/assembler. Also Canyon has moved away from Giant for their Carbon frames to Quest Composites and that is not a high end factory. You shouldn't swallow the marketing crap either as I've seen forum postings where their carbon frames have cracked on the first ride and they definitely have a history of poor carbon frames. Canyon sell on innovating with their frame designs but then are manufactured in Asia. Also for their lower end models they are having complete bikes assembled in the Far East, not all of their bikes get assembly in Germany. Personally if I was buying Carbon I'd want it to be a state of the art factory like Giant and would actually expect the Planet X carbon frame to be safer than the Canyon. Pretty sure Planet X use mainly if not exclusively open mould carbon frame designs these tend to be used by many brands/importers around the world so get the most feedback to the factory with improvements. Canyon tend to innovate and that means new designs which have not evolved and improved with a much higher risk of failure. Again though I get tired of these importers/assemblers pretending to be full bike manufacturers. A Giant bike has a much better lifetime warranty, higher weight limits and you have a local store that can provide support assuming you buy locally and you are riding a bike actually made by the brand on the bike which seems novel nowadays. Canyon once used Giant for their carbon frames then they became too expensive and they went to a cheap carbon frame manufacturer in mainland China maybe they have moved again, who knows, importers don't really represent a quality level same with most brands, I thought 'Felt' were good but saw many of their bikes now are made in low end factories in Bangladesh, crap mechanically formed frames not hydro-formed. Many brands keep moving to cheaper factories to remain competitive. As far as I know Giant have resisted creating factories in countries which don't get hit with additional EU duties due to quality concerns. Giant represent a quality level because they are a real manufacturer not an importer. At least Canyon represents fairly decent value as previously stated many high end Italian bikes have extreme markups compared to their manufacturing cost and that industry is driven mainly for exports as Italians tend to buy quite cheap bikes on average themselves. I definitely wouldn't assume a Canyon carbon frame is better than Planet X the reverse could easily be true and I would likely think the Planet X is safer and stronger even if that is at the expense of a small amount of additional weight.I certainly think aluminium frames are a better option for most people as less brittle but remember the most likely component to fail is carbon forks rather than carbon frames statistically.

afroylnt

Not an option for those of us with knee conditions. My advice would be to slowly increase the power through the legs bit by bit...

Cheapest complete Shimano 105 groupset - B'TWIN ULTRA 900 AF ROAD BIKE - 105 - £699.99 @ Decathlon
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Bought this bike in November for £799. After a long research found that it was cheapest complete Shimano 105 bike. Now £699, I'm gutted but hopefully someone else can benefit
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devious11

Thanks bud, much appreciated. Total newbie here XD

Andrej_Lazarovski

That's a wide question, depends cleats or no cleats, what type of cleats... I can say that although it says no pedals I received this bike with basic pedals. I swapped those for https://www.decathlon.co.uk/500-spd-dual-mtb-pedals-id_8379913.html I find dual pedals most convenient so you can ride with or without cleats

devious11

Could anyone recommend pedals for this?

bonzobanana

The weight limit of 100kg is applied across pretty much all bikes with the only exception I know of being a rather robust folding bike. The one with the instant fold I forget the name of. They also have some history of frame failures with one model having 4 years production recalled and another where only the largest rockrider frames (i.e. tallest heaviest riders) were failing with some examples only weeks after purchase. I've seen comments where it was stated the bikes appear to have the same rider weight limits as many bikes sold in China itself who as we know tend to be shorter lighter people. It's quite possible using frames to the spec as retail Chinese models with reduced strengthening saves btwin some money. I have to say though I bought a cheap Btwin rockrider frame its the Rockrider 500 model and it seems very well made and strong. However on a visit to a Decathlon store perhaps 6 months ago I saw the current models which do not look anywhere near as strong. It's a wierd thing though to state 100kg for all bikes. Heavy city bikes should be able to take more weight you would think but the manual lists them all at the same level. In my opinion though we should take btwin at their word and the specifications they give. If you wish to use a bike beyond its load capacity you can but for heavier riders at least btwin should not be recommended until their weight limits increase. I do plan to ride my Rockrider bike when assembled despite being over their 80-85kg rider weight limit (bike will be 14-15kg when assembled) it will probably be a bit of an abomination as I'm using older components I have that have been lying about, it might end up with a disc brake at the front and V at the back etc..

apreading

Quite alot of the lighter wheel sets have weight limits of 100Kg - if Decathlon put such a set of wheels on a bike then regardless of frame strength, the whole bike weight limit will be set at that of the lowest part - more likely the wheels than the frame in most cases. Ironically, cheaper bikes using cheaper wheelsets often have a higher weight limit because they have robust but heavy wheels.

Kona Esatto Road Bike 2017, butted alloy frame and carbon fibre forks, £549.99 at Chainreaction/Wiggle
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All sizes but 24" in stock, free delivery.
vileda_the_best

This is slightly cheaper with tiagra 4700 here: https://www.merlincycles.com/sensa-romagna-tiagra-road-bike-2018-106187.html

bonzobanana

Well I voted hot. Seems a good deal to me. Claris works brilliantly and this is one groupset up from that. 7046 frame which is good for this price as I believe 7046 is a high grade of aluminium that produces lighter frames. Kona are over-priced but even so this is almost half normal price and firmly put's this Sora bike firmly into budget Sora bike territory. Curious to know what would be a better road bike for this money currently. Just looked at the Trek Domane at £549 and that is Claris with mystery aluminium as they won't tell you the real material '100 Series Alpha Aluminium' is all they will tell you which is just made up nonsense.

akexuk

Sora. Avoid.

kramer2088

total bottom of the range components, paying for the name on the frame.

stuart_75

Poverty spec

Boardman Team Carbon Mens Road Bike 2017 £650 @ Cyclerepublic
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Great price for this,I own one,paid more but have been very happy with it.only one size unfortunately.
daern

Agree that tyres make a huge difference although I think you downplay the benefit of a wheel upgrade as most (even high end) bikes come with embarrassingly crap wheelsets for the overall price of the bike. Completely disagree about your road bike comment. This is a comment that (if you'll excuse me) reflects poorly on your own level of experience as I'm sure any regular club rider would not make such a comment. Try taking part in a club group ride on your flat bar hybrid and see how well you get on... Comment on groupset is well made. Even modern, cheap-ish versions change well and reliably. That said, the new hydraulic Ultegra stuff is pretty magic...! :)

fergee

Can we just have constructive comments on the deal please....I personally have never owned a boardman bike so cannot comment on how good it is. It is however an endurance based bike with Tiagra. You can also get 10% off this price with the code Rudolph10 So for £585 it is a great deal. I will just add that Carbon bikes are strong and less susceptible to fatigue failures, they also tend to be stiffer so more energy gets laid down in the tarmac. They are however brittle and repair costs can be expensive. A friend cracked the frame on his Focus by placing it against a lamppost.....£220 to repair. I would also say that losing weight will be your biggest performance gain, followed by wheels and tyres, then frame. I would also say that heavier riders should not be discouraged from riding a Carbon bike as the response,speed, and stiffness are great and having a good bike may just be the thing that makes you enjoy it and stick at it. But whatever you do please try it before you buy it (unless you know this is exactly what you want) as an uncomfortable poorly fitted bike will make you ache.....hot from me!

vileda_the_best

Please show me where Giant, the Nasa engineer who will build you a carbon fibre frame or the british cycling network concur with you and your own definition of what is in engineering deemed durable. All examples you have given show you do not understand the term. As to the rest of the twoodle there is another term you clearly need to look up is psychological projection. Just remember next time you watch a space launch, F1 car or fly on a plane that all these must be engineered purely for performance and not durability, according to yourself, as they all leverage carbon.

bonzobanana

You seem to think you know better than Giant, the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world by revenue and one of the most successful carbon fibre frame manufacturers, a very skilled Carbon fibre expert and the British Cycling network. Again no one is saying carbon fibre hasn't got it's place but its a performance material that compromises other elements to a bicycle including safety. Clearly you are someone who values his own opinion very highly but sadly in my experience your opinion on most subjects is often moronic to say the least or at least seems to have little capacity to take a moderate position preferring to swing to an extreme position where it just makes no sense at all.

vileda_the_best

It is the inverse in the sense that the misinformation is from your own bias that you are perpetuating here. To keep it simple your statement is carbon fibre is not durable, your engineer frienreferenced will even commission you a carbon fibre frame if you wanted. To be clear it is complete nonsense and tom reys is correct in that it is durable.

Rolson indoor cycle trainer (magnetic) down to £36.98 @ Argos
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Checked my postcode and I have 6 stores with availability within 15 miles (West Yorkshire
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MoreDead

What is an indoor cycle and why do you want to train it? does it do tricks?

MasterYodaJedi

Have a gander at Aldis for a resistance dial adjustment one. £24.99

hiscos

I have already! The Aldi trainer is a better deal.

jazid

No need tbh. Just pedal harder to increase training load. If you are planning on being this hooked up to a PC for something like zwift you are perhaps better off buying one of the many more known makes with a predefined "profile" to allow it to be used. However it is unlikely you'd be paying 13£ a month on a37£ trainer!

JustinBedford

Better buy is the Aldi turbo trainer £24.99 with resistance dial. Available on Aldi website to order.

Genesis Day One 20 Nexus Men's Road Bike 2018 - £549 @ Cycle Republic
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The Genesis Day One 20 is down to £549 @ Cycle Republic. Next best price I can find it for is £699 Looks like all sizes are still available except for XL (sadly, my size!). Geni… Read more
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thesarkster

Funnily enough while I fettled and sorted the crap setup from cycle republic out I had a go at doing a dummy “oh I’ve had a puncture” test. Horrible. I somehow took the hub mechanism to pieces. The mudguard has to come off. Took about 40 minutes. Conclusion was I can’t have a roadside puncture on this. So a couple of schwalbe marathon tyres and slime tubes later and I have the worlds heaviest road bike. Went our with a mate this morning. Him on his summer bike. And 40km felt like 400. I had to come home and have a nap. Perfect bomb proof commuter though but I would say the brakes, in part due to the weight of the bike, are abysmal, but there may be improvement as the pads wear in

bonzobanana

It shouldn't be too difficult it's not like a e-bike motor or a Nexus with hub/roller brakes. Fairly straight forward with disc or V brakes I think. It looks like it on this video. If you really don't like the idea you could get a Tannus tyre for the rear.

thesarkster

Nah. No puncture yet - pedals won’t be here till next week but I suppose I need to know wtf to do when the inevitable happens.

bonzobanana

I'm not sure what you mean. I was pointing out if he didn't like the weird placement of the shifter at the end of the bars he could use a different shifter on the top of the bars. I wouldn't ever recommend a twist shift those things seem unsafe to me. I have big hands and they often cause random shifting as my hands catch the twist shift which means I could be going around a roundabout and suddenly I'm changing gears and losing speed. The rapid shifter I've linked to is much more decisive in selecting gears and not easy to knock out of gear.

rodman

puncture already? Damn, I would be looking for new tyre to install.

Sensa GiuliAero Carbon Road Bike - 2018 - £1399 @ Merlin Cycles
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rodman

Are Sensa frames any good? I want to order with 105 groupset.

Merls

I've never had an issue with press fit bb, on any of the road or mountain bikes I've had. The trek I use for winter has around 7k on the original bb and still runs smooth, and I ride in all weathers, I guess I've been lucky.

basergorkobal

Not if you have to do it twice a year. Also note creaks aren't always curable by reassembly and replacement. It's a very impractical standard. Personally I can live with on my dry weather Sunday best road bike. But all my other bikes have threaded bbs.

Justin_Parker

Swapping out bb86 doesn't look too bad if you've got the correct tools.

CardboardCutout

Because press fit doesn't work like that. You "pop" the entire bottom bracket out and then have to clean the shell and put a new bottom bracket in.

Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding Road Bike Tyre 700x23/25 @ChainReaction
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francozola

Thanks

alfrado

25s are fine I’d stick with what you’ve got unless you start getting punctures

francozola

Guys, i'm running on continental 25 ultra sports for winter, are they suitable? or better going for a 28 in something like the durano? I've also got the original rubino pro's that came with the bike, would they be better?

Scale70

Great tyres. Well worth it.

alfrado

Used Rubino Pro’s myself on my winter bike for years and was happy with them. Very few punctures but not great in the wet. Switched to Duranos and found them much better. Just giving my opinion. I’m not on my own when I say they are not good in the wet but make your own mind up https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12969514

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