I bought these tyres on a whim without realising quite how heavy they were. They are very heavy indeed. I know it's not so important for some but a deal breaker for me. So sent them back for some lighter ones
The tyres arrived on Monday and, while fine at the front, the rear tyre was rubbing against the chain stay on one side. Closer inspection showed that the wheel was actually quite badly off-centre, so I've taken it into LBS to be re-dished. If it's still a bit too tight afterwards I'll just have to find something bit slimmer for the rear...
Yeah if I could get the Halfords scheme it'd be a no-brainer really and I'd probably be bunking work and out for a ride instead of trying to find someone to convince me to buy it anyway (lol)
Must save nearly £400 on the Halfords purchase. If you put new brakes and a couple of other things on the decathlon bike and flip the old stuff you would be onto a winner
Decathlon have a lower range that has cable pull TRP hydraulics, carbon fork and 105 drivetrain. £849, obviously a lot less on bike to work etc. Problem is the Halfords on £1k with better spec but no tax benefit :( And don't worry on the quotes weight! I was just curious as I think it must get really hard to drop weight on a bike for the most part. Easier for a person to drop a couple of kilos...I know second lockdown hasn't been kind to me - the 18lbs I lost are back (lol) (lol)