Rival

FS: Giant Defy 3 Full Bike with upgrades

For Sale is a 2010 Giant Defy 3 Large (55cm) which has been upgraded.

This bike started out as a standard Defy 3 but has had the whole group set replaced and upgraded to something more usable.

The bike is 2010 but has been used on and off for maybe a year in total. A persistent injury has stopped me from really using the bike that much. Due to age and mainly being moved around the house there are a few marks on the frame and forks. The top tube does have a mark on it and so do the forks (see pictures). But overall the bike is in good condition and looks great.

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Best groupset that isn't expensive or Campagnolo...

Just posting a request for advice on which groupset I should consider out of either:

Shimano: Tiagra or 105
Sram: Apex or Rival

Can't filter out the best one but someone must know.

On a seperate note, which frame is more suited to racing: The Ribble sportive Racing or the Ribble Stealth.

And which gruppo will work best for my mid range Ribble Frame intended for racing and as a quick, maintenance low, easy to use, light, snappy machine. Nerd

Thanks
Raleigh

Merida 2009 range launch

Merida were just down the road at Ashton Court in Bristol today, showing off their 2009 wares, so we popped along to check out their latest road offerings. And there was lots to see: road bikes, time trial irons, cyclo cross machines, urban workhorses - you name it, they have it covered this year with a bigger range than we've seen previously in the UK. We had a first ride on a couple of the range and also managed to blag four bikes for full testing, so look out for them soon on road.cc.

Eurobike rides: Bionicon Urban Road

In Bionicon's vision of the urban future we'll all be either cruising around on three-speed behemoths (see the Urban Cargo in the Eurobike Gallery) or kerb-hopping on Cromo utility machines such as this, the Urban road. Frame-wise, it's a sensible beast, not light (the stated weight is 2.1kg) but certainly well built. It's finished in a matt army green, with the Cromo fork painted black. So far so urban standard, but the running spec is a little more esoteric.

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