Which Bike?

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jksullivan94
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Which Bike?

Postby jksullivan94 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:12 pm

Hi guys,
I'm going to finally pull my finger out this christmas and get a new road bike.
I've got my eyes on 2 in particular - The Vitus Zenium 2013, and the Felt F95.
For the life of me, i cant decide which one i prefer. Anyone got any advice?
Im 5'11, about 12 and a half stone, and i ride probably 140ish miles a week with a club. I dont race, and im a student so i dont want to spend any more than £800 and both these bikes look pretty good for their money.
Any other bike recommendations would be appreciated as well, but i must warn you, i dont like the Giant Defy.
Thanks,
Jamie
(If anyone was wondering, i currently have a carrera virtuoso)

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zx6man
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Re: Which Bike?

Postby zx6man » Thu Nov 22, 2012 13:32 pm

Personally doesn't seem that much of an upgrade really? Best to try get a ride on them to see if it feels worth upgrading. £830 could get you a decent specced Ribble bike with 105 kit.

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junglist_matty
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Re: Which Bike?

Postby junglist_matty » Thu Nov 22, 2012 14:13 pm

Or this?

http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3073

weighs in at a very respectable 8.15kg... For the money, that's impressive

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zx6man
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Re: Which Bike?

Postby zx6man » Thu Nov 22, 2012 14:15 pm

junglist_matty wrote:Or this?

http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3073

weighs in at a very respectable 8.15kg... For the money, that's impressive


I like that.......a lot. and an 11-32 cassette..its huge!

jksullivan94
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Re: Which Bike?

Postby jksullivan94 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 14:45 pm

Oooh, thats nice. A bit more than i wanted to pay, but it may be worth it.

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Re: Which Bike?

Postby likeakipper8 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 16:15 pm

Rose look pretty good too - just ordered one of their carbons. These both come with full 105 and you can configure every part to suit. Only thing is the waiting times (as you can customise them they build them after you've ordered) and the fact you can't test ride them over here.

http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose-pro-2000-double/aid:557614

http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose-pro-sl-2000-compact-532243/aid:532268

jksullivan94
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Re: Which Bike?

Postby jksullivan94 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 19:37 pm

I've just been looking the Felt F5, I can get one second hand for under £800. It would be great to get a carbon frame. Looks amazing as well. I'm pretty sure I'd rather buy 2nd hand instead, so I can up the quality of bike.
Also, to the guy who PMed me, I can't PM back because I'm a new member. Could you PM me your email address, I would like to get in touch with you.
Thanks


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