What's the best racer for around £1,000

by botoxking   July 12, 2011  

Hello All,

My Girlfriend is looking to get a new racing bike for around about the £1,000 mark. She does the occassional road race / criterium and sportive.

Any suggestions on what she should get? I suggested getting something second hand but she wants a brand new shiny one!

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The cannondale synapse 105 was reviewed well in cycling active earlier in the year
http://www.evanscycles.com/product_document/file/16d/185/15d/1122/cannon...

I've been looking at mens bikes at a similar price point.
Tempted by the CAAD8 myself

Cannondale CAAD10, Condor Terra-X and an orange Brompton.
Ride for East London Velo

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posted by zzgavin [208 posts]
12th July 2011 - 11:08

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I could not be happier with the Planet X SL Pro I picked up about 6 months ago - they were doing a mix of SRAM red/rival for £999. A heavier rider in my club had a few problems with a flexible front end, but it feels stiff enough to me. I think they have a store in London now too.

posted by jmeakin [3 posts]
12th July 2011 - 21:31

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+1 on the Synapse 105.

But for all, carbon Boardmans team carbon fi 2010/11 is a bargain.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
12th July 2011 - 22:37

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Another option - felt f85 (microshift shifters, 105 the rest) around £850.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
13th July 2011 - 10:47

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