Skoda Road Bike?

by Gizmo_   November 27, 2013

Saw some info about their bike range in some promo stuff that I've picked up that came from their Tour of Britain support. Initially assumed that they'd be pretty rubbish, but having looked this one seems a pretty good spec - full 105, tapered headset, carbon fork, Ultremo tyres, Fizik saddle and 8.7kg... Not bad at all for £952. Nice paintjob too.

Anyone ridden one?

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Looks the same as every sub £1k carbon bike really.

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posted by glynr36 [364 posts]
27th November 2013 - 11:41

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glynr36 wrote:
Looks the same as every sub £1k carbon bike really.

Apart from the alloy frame Big Grin

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posted by stuke [308 posts]
27th November 2013 - 12:18

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I would bet that the fork is from a Giant TCR 2010.

posted by dreamlx10 [137 posts]
27th November 2013 - 12:24

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I personally prefer to use my LBS. Not really sure that a car dealer would give the depth of advice or after sales support.

Looks a tad expensive. Suggest that you take the leaflet to your LBS and ask them to supply a bike to a similar spec that is tailored to you for the money.

posted by HappySnidge [13 posts]
27th November 2013 - 14:51

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Looks like a chinese factory alloy frame like you can buy from Aldi in the spring with full Ultegra for less than that.

I would personally avoid.

posted by Hector Ch [52 posts]
27th November 2013 - 16:59

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Sorry, if you gave me one I would give it away or sell it. I couldn't ride something with Skoda written on it. It might be snobbishness but I remember the rubbish cars they produced in the 80's. No matter how much they have improved I wouldn't have it; would you ride a Lada or Robin Reliant bike? I think not.

Younger viewers might not be worried about cold war built quality issues.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1251 posts]
27th November 2013 - 22:50

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