Triple sportive

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Philinmerthyr
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Triple sportive

Postby Philinmerthyr » Fri Oct 05, 2012 21:43 pm

I'm looking for a relaxed fit bike to ride longer distances. I live in the Brecon Beacons and am used to a MTB so dropping down the gears and spinning slowly up the hills.

With this in mind I think a triple would be a good idea especially with my rugby build.

My budget is around £1000. Could be a bit more for the right bike. I won't be buying until the new year but its fun looking at what I may get.

I'd welcome some advice on what options I have.

arlowood
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Re: Triple sportive

Postby arlowood » Sat Oct 06, 2012 09:58 am

You could check out the Cube range where they often offer a triple chainset as standard or as an option you can select if you don't want a compact.

http://www.cube.eu/en/cube-bikes/

As an example the Cube Peloton Race has a triple crank as standard and Shimano 105 componentry. It's just a tad over your budget at £1079 but I'm sure you could haggle it down

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/cube-pel ... 94183.html

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Re: Triple sportive

Postby northpole » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:07 am

You've given yourself plenty of time to consider the options available!

Triples can be good to get you started but also have a think about getting a compact chainset with a wide ranging cassette eg campag 12-29 or sram 12-29. That combination will get you up most hills, albeit not with the same amount of spinning you would get from a triple.

If you can do a bit of research and figure out the geometry to suit you and if you want to buy new, there are great deals to be had on line from Ribble, Planet X and Canyon. As you have a bit of time on your hands, I would also suggest you keep you eyes on the look out for a bargain here or on fleabay - you can get a much better specced bike this way than buying new, for the same ££ - provided you are careful and view before you hand over money.

Peter


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