Canyon - test ride in London

by MarcMyWords   June 15, 2014  

Hello - I don't know if this is a weird thing to ask or not so forgive me if it is...

I'm in the market for a Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 but am really reluctant to buy without having a ride. I've emailed Canyon and you can only test at their open house days. So... Does anyone in the SW / South London area have a Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 that they wouldn't mind me test riding for 10 minutes?? I could bring I.D, I would even be open to discussing a 'deposit' as I really don't want to buy without trying. I realise Canyon do a 30 day send back guarantee but thinking it would be great to avoid that altogether if possible!

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Ideally a LARGE by the way!

posted by MarcMyWords [75 posts]
15th June 2014 - 12:26

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Sorry to see you haven't got any replied. I think you deserve at least one bump before your thread slips away. A Canyon has been my dream next bike for 18 months now and doesn't seem to be coming any closer. You might just have to lay you money out and hope it meets your expectations.

I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1743 posts]
17th June 2014 - 23:21

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Hey bikeboy, thanks for this! I knew it was a bit of a long shot but if you don't shoot you don't score! I'm really keen to ride before I buy and have been in contact with Canyon about open house days in Kingston but they can't confirm any dates yet. It's frustrating that you can't testride with them having an office so close but I guess that's what makes them so cheap.

What bike are you looking at? I started on the Roadlite AL 7.0 but am doing the standard thing and justifying to myself why I should be spending more so now I'm on the Ultimate AL 9.0...!

posted by MarcMyWords [75 posts]
18th June 2014 - 8:36

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You can come and have a go on my Canyon if you like, it nearly ticks all your boxes, except:

- it's an Ultimate AL, not a Roadlite
- it's a XL (60)
- I'm in North London (N10)


posted by srchar [87 posts]
18th June 2014 - 13:36

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Hi Steve,

That's amazing, thank you! As it happens, you tick more boxes than you realise because I've pretty much convinced myself that I must have the Ultimate AL now as you do. I don't think the distance is a problem, I'm on the Northern Line and it's worth going a bit further to test out pretty much the exact bike I'm hoping to purchase.

Are you Campag or Shimano? Not that it makes a difference because I'm more interested in how the frame feels. I'm very conscious that you can get carbon for this price so thinking it must be pretty special.

How shall we arrange, maybe over txt to start? I can't imagine you want to be giving your details out over the internet! 07515647314.

posted by MarcMyWords [75 posts]
18th June 2014 - 16:22

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My apologies, Srchar - No idea why I wrote Steve!

posted by MarcMyWords [75 posts]
18th June 2014 - 16:22

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