I'm about to commit on my second bike to work bike having got seriously hooked last year.
Last years steed was a Giant Defy 1 which is serving me well, having just covered 3000 miles. The service at my local Giant shop was poor and i don't fancy giving them the money again?
My thought is to buy a second bike to use more for Sportives events and weekend rides, that can live on the turbo in winter. and use the giant to commute and get worn to a gritty metal paste by winter roads. I want to go the cyclescheme route again as it is an incredibly cash and tax efficient way of buying a bike.
I've been hunting around, and I've got to my preferred choice being this limited edition Ribble Evo Pro Carbon which tips in without pedals at £999.94
Now fellow forum users two questions
1. Anybody have one of these? what's your experience
2. Is there a better sub £1000 bike that can be bought on cyclescheme out there?
Bike spec below
Ribble Evo Pro Carbon Road Frame L (56cm C to Top)
Ribble Black Road Carbon Road Forks 1 1/8" ITS
Ribble Headset Branded Ribble 1 1/8" Hidden (ITS) 45 x 45
Sram Rival 10 Spd Groupset
Sram GXP Team Cups English
Sram Brakes Road
Sram 10 Spd PG 1070 Cassette 12-25
Sram 10 Spd PC1050/1 Chain
Sram S500 Black 10Spd Chainset 172.5 39/53
Sram Rival Black 10 Front Gear Braze-on
Sram Rival Black 10 Speed Rear Derailleur
Sram Rival Shift / Brake Levers Black 10 Speed with cables
Rodi Pr Whls Airline Evo Clinchers Black 8/9/10 Shim
ITM Alutech 6061 (31.8) Bars Black 44 c to c
ITM Alutech 6061 (31.8) Stem Black 110mm
CSN Superleggera K6 Saddle Black
CSN Superleggera Alloy Seatpillar Black 31.6 400mm
Prorace Nitro Rigid Tyre Black/White 700x23mm
Yaw Butyl Inner Tube 700x18/25 SV42mm
ITM Cork Embossed Handlebar Tape Carbon White
Shimano Clipless Spd-SL R540 (105) Pedals Black