duffydotcom wrote:markos1963 wrote:Without being rude or snobby could you not save for a little longer and look at around £500. Both new and secondhand at that price are going to offer a much better experience. Ask at your local bike shop if they know any of their customers who might be selling a cheap bike or ask on club pages on Facebook if any members are selling, you never know.
It's not the fact I need to save, I could easy spend 1K on a bike. For my first road bike though don't want to be throwing stupid money around. I've looked all over eBay but as someone else said I wouldn't really know what I'm looking for as far as quality
Which is exactly why people are saying go better that the triban - you will only want to upgrade later. Even if you don't may as well get the best you can (it will sell better if you get fed up). Just my take on it FWIW.