not another which bike to buy thread...

by estiel   February 1, 2014  

Hey sorry this is another which bike to get post...

Currently i ride a scott speedster s20, All 105 with a set of ultegra wheels. Ive ridden it for about 5 years now and it has been a brilliant bike. I ride mostly sportives but i do want to have a go at racing this year.

My budget is around £1500 but i can squeeze a bit more if needed. I have been looking at a planet x pro carbon. But i am open to suggestions. Ideally i would like a carbon bike with ultegra, but i will drop back to 105 for the right bike.
If it helps I am currenty180lbs and i ride roughly around 120 miles a week...

Thanks

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There is a bewildering choice, with a number of new brands launched in the last few years. I wouldn't suggest any one model is 'best', they're all excellent.

These might help to begin with:
http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/70802-best-£1000-£1500-road-bikes
http://road.cc/show/review-section/road-bikes/35
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cycle/road-bikes/

Online outfits like Ribble and Planet X have great offers but IMHO if you're not sure of what you want you should visit some shops to draw up a shortlist or eliminate models that don't really feel/look right.

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posted by Simon E [1778 posts]
1st February 2014 - 16:31

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Rose xeon csl 3000.its a carbon bike with ultegra groupset.frame weighs just 970grams and the bike is fitted with mavic kysyrium equipe wheels.available in white/grey and carbon/green.bike weighs about 7.25kg and costs £1523.job done

posted by Shanefutcher [103 posts]
1st February 2014 - 17:24

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cheers for the responses guys. the rose doesn't look a bad bike. i would get a lot for my money. but then with the planet x for the same price i could get a decent set of wheels too..
choices choices...

posted by estiel [13 posts]
2nd February 2014 - 19:34

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I'd look second hand. You could get something top end for your budget, I reckon.

posted by bashthebox [528 posts]
3rd February 2014 - 9:32

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