looking for carbon bike

by Phil A   September 27, 2013  

Hi
Anybody know anyone with a carbon road bike for sale, it needs to be a small frame, i'm looking at spending about £1000.
Fed up of ebay, you have your eye on a bike then it goes up by about £800 in ten minutes

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I will nip in and suggest this:

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPRIV13/planet_x_pro_carbon_sra...

It has been the go to suggestion for a sub £1000 carbon bike here for a while, well £999 is sub a grand. And 'new' should take some stress out of it.

If you are going to watch ebay I would suggest using a tool like auctionsniper. Save your frame size and material on ebay and wait for the emails to come in. Place you bid on the sniper and it will bid once at the very end for you. If you win you win, you won't have to hike your bid and effectively be bidding against yourself. It means you bid just once and set what you can afford, if someone outbids you, hard cheese, but it is too late to give in to temptation and increase your bid.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1287 posts]
28th September 2013 - 2:50

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It goes up that much because that's what it's worth...

For that price you'd do better with aluminum and a better groupset/wheels.

[custom] '12 Cannondale CAAD10 - Rival

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posted by badkneestom [129 posts]
28th September 2013 - 8:00

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I'm selling my vitus venon vr, plus kit. No time for the sport anymore. I had it, plus shoes, bibs and jerseys up for 1250, but ill do it for 1100. 56 cm frame ok?

posted by williamtenison [32 posts]
28th September 2013 - 8:33

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Hi , sorry frame size will be too big i'm only a short arse ,5'4"

Phil

posted by Phil A [23 posts]
28th September 2013 - 10:01

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Giant TCR Composite?

http://www.timetriallingforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=83276

Bikeradar classifieds http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/

Possibly worth considering a new 2013 bike which may be reduced now that 2014 bikes are in stock.

I too can't help thinking that you may get a better specced bike or have money left for nice wheels if you considered alu.

"this frame rides better than many carbon fibre bikes"

http://road.cc/content/review/79975-giant-tcr-sl-2-2013

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posted by Simon E [1963 posts]
28th September 2013 - 11:27

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