help on road bikes

by culliep   June 16, 2011  

I'm a 5'5'' lad just starting road cycling.

I have browsed the internet looking for a bike that will not burst the bank and doesn't compromise too much on performance.

I am looking for a bike under the budget of £350.

The condition of the bike doesn't affect mem so it can be used,ex-demo or new.

Could anyone suggest what websites or if they have a bike for sale.

(Delivery to Birmingham)

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For that budget you're going to have to enter the world of eBay... but note smaller frame racing cycles about 45-49cm go for a cheaper price on ebay and DON'T be afraid to search on eBay with the term "ladies race cycle"... you might get a cheaper deal if you look for a ladies racer .... whats the difference NOTHING just the frame sizing ?

Happy to help W

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posted by ashy_2002 [56 posts]
16th June 2011 - 23:42


Have a poke around Classifieds forums on here and other cycling sites. Have an ask around at any good LBSs in the area, most deal in 2nd hand.


posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
17th June 2011 - 0:06


For new then the carrera TDF is a decent buy. Halfords run many discount deals over lots of weekends. Alternatively haggle instore.

posted by Super Domestique [1695 posts]
17th June 2011 - 21:30


btwin at decathlon.
just bought my son his first road bike-£300 and its a blast to ride. I may even get one for myself for my winter commute.


posted by bobinski [211 posts]
17th June 2011 - 21:38


you might get a decent meridian for that money. I noticed that they use Suntour gears, which come in at a lower price than Shimano.


posted by tommy2p [86 posts]
18th June 2011 - 23:14