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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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mattbuckley [9 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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arfa [696 posts] 1 year ago
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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/

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CXR94Di2 [1024 posts] 1 year ago
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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

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rnarito [46 posts] 1 year ago
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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!

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JohnnyRemo [140 posts] 1 year ago
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Billynomates [1 post] 1 year ago
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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.

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glynr36 [637 posts] 1 year ago
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JohnnyRemo wrote:

Or Dolan's alu winter bike

http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bikes/road-bike-aluminium/dolan-pre...

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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userfriendly [538 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Beatnik69 [286 posts] 1 year ago
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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.

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Rimmo [2 posts] 1 year ago
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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