£400ish bike on c2w

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RockmonkeySC
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£400ish bike on c2w

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Oct 31, 2012 09:59 am

I need a cheap road bike for commuting (20 miles a day) Carrera or Decatlon would be the obvious choices but I can't get either. It will only be used for commuting to build fitness and loose weight to improve my downhill racing.
Looks like I'm limited to bikes I can get through cyclescheme.
Any recomendations without going too far over budget?

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Re: £400ish bike on c2w

Postby daveski12 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:05 am

What scheme are you on?

Mine is Halfords but the other half's is through cyclescheme where you can buy from Decathlon so if its cyclescheme I would get a Triban 3.

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Re: £400ish bike on c2w

Postby iPete » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:22 am

Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.

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Re: £400ish bike on c2w

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:46 am

iPete wrote:Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.


It's generally very hillly in my part of the westcountry but I work in wiltshire which is quite flat. I will have a look at the Decathlon bikes. Single speed isn't a bad idea, simple & reliable.

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Re: £400ish bike on c2w

Postby iPete » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:55 am

RockmonkeySC wrote:
iPete wrote:Is it flat in Cider country? The only cheap new roadie I'd consider is the B-twin that people rave about but probably isn't on your C2W. I'd get a single speed.


It's generally very hillly in my part of the westcountry but I work in wiltshire which is quite flat. I will have a look at the Decathlon bikes. Single speed isn't a bad idea, simple & reliable.


Had a google, it is the b-twin triban 3 that is good value for money.

But a SS will be way more fun, it is in my experience anyway.


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