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Looking at new bikes and wondering what can I get to be used for commuting mainly but still able to have some fun at weekends on? Budget is max £600! Tight I know! Oh and I'm a snob so NO halfords or evans brands please!  16

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goldtop [11 posts] 2 years ago
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I was in a similar position recently. My lbs stock mostly Trek Cannondale and Giant and reckoned there was very little between them. They did reckon the Giant Defy 3 was on balance the best bet, although IIRC was around £650...haggle?

I eventually bought a used Bianchi Nirone 7 because they have good reviews and more importantly look fantastic....probably as good a reason as anything at this price point. After overcoming a few niggles I now love it  1

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Simon E [2611 posts] 2 years ago
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Visit some shops and see what that have that fits and takes your fancy. All bikes are great nowadays, you're spoilt for choice.

Giant Defy would be my choice.

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700c [851 posts] 2 years ago
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Nothing wrong with brands sold in halfords or Evans, in fact that's where I'd look with £600 to spend...

Otherwise I think you'd be better off getting 2nd hand if you want something more unique

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Cycle_Jim [264 posts] 2 years ago
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I'm considering that cherry red boardman, looks good. I have a good bike, I'd just rather keep it from being wrecked over winter. I have no problem with Halfords or evans, its the in house brands mainly! I keep scouring ebay but never seem to see anything thats quite right, never the right size! Just wondered if there were any suggestions...

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Shanefutcher [98 posts] 2 years ago
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Merlin cycle store- Sensa Umbria sora at £510.enough left in budget to buy some look keo pedals at half price £24.then sell wheels on new bike and put a bit of money to the sale to buy some lighter wheels

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notfastenough [3665 posts] 2 years ago
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Well you're looking at the right time, since the end of season sales are starting to kick in. I'd look for something around £800, then watch for the reductions. Think Evans have started, Cycle Surgery will be soon etc...

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Simon E [2611 posts] 2 years ago
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You could also consult road.cc's list of the best £500-£900 bikes:

http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/71216-best-£500-£900-road-bikes