new bike

by Shanefutcher   August 23, 2014  

Hi guys im after another road bike and wanted some advice.just after something around £600-£700,aluminium frame,carbon forks,pref tiagra or above groupset and quite light.i have earmarked a few
giant defy 2-£635
giant defy 1-£699
orbea aqua 40-£599
cannondale sora £620
planet x alloy rt58 £699
specialized sport £675.
thanks and if anyone knows the weight of the bikes

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The best way to find one is to test ride a few and find out which one you like the feel of the best as the bikes are all specced similarly at this price point.

Ps, I'm selling my allez sport if your interested: http://road.cc/content/classified/126334-specialized-allez-sport

posted by mattbuckley [16 posts]
23rd August 2014 - 20:01

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For the last year I have commuted/used this as my winter bike and I am very happy with it. Ticks all boxes and is below budget.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f85-tiagra-2014/

posted by arfa [494 posts]
24th August 2014 - 7:59

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If you're using the bike all year round then consider something that can take larger tyres and preferably discs for guaranteed braking come wet days. Cyclocross models

posted by CXR94Di2 [137 posts]
24th August 2014 - 8:19

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Bike sales are just around the corner (if they haven't already started). You should be able to find some good deals. Personally, I'd go for the Giant or Cannondale...great bikes. Good luck!

regman

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posted by rnarito [29 posts]
24th August 2014 - 15:32

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posted by JohnnyRemo [68 posts]
24th August 2014 - 16:30

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Have a look at the Merida ride alloy at £600, it's got a full carbon fork and triple butted frame.

posted by Billynomates [1 posts]
25th August 2014 - 15:12

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Use one of these frames with my old Athena Gruppo and Fulcrum Racing 3's on as a winter bike, doesn't put a foot wrong as winter bikes/commuters go.

CXR94Di2 wrote:
If you're using the bike all year round then consider something that can take larger tyres and preferably discs for guaranteed braking come wet days. Cyclocross models

Yet most people have rode fine in the wet for the last 30 years on just rim brakes and 23/25C tyres.

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posted by glynr36 [390 posts]
25th August 2014 - 15:52

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glynr36 wrote:

Yet most people have rode fine in the wet for the last 30 years on just rim brakes and 23/25C tyres.

Most people have lived fine for the last few million years in caves and on trees.

Work harder. Buy a tank.

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posted by userfriendly [288 posts]
25th August 2014 - 17:01

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If you can stretch a further fifty quid the B'Twin Alur 700 has a Shimano 105 groupset and Tiagra cassette. They can be difficult to source at the minute though.

posted by Beatnik69 [95 posts]
25th August 2014 - 18:00

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I'm after a new bike. I like the look of a cannondale synpase 6 would this be a good choice ?? I'm 6 foot I'm open to any advice

Mrimmo

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posted by Rimmo [1 posts]
26th August 2014 - 12:36

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