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elderone
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ordered new bike today..

Postby elderone » Fri Nov 16, 2012 17:18 pm

Rather than wait months for the insurance to sort out i decided to get a bike for now and if i feel the need can upgrade when insurance is sorted.
The bike i,ve got is a focus variado 2.0 running shimano 105.I like the spec and love the look of it and cant wait to get back on the road again.
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby TommyB61 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 17:27 pm

Nice....hope you enjoy it!

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby Mikey41 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:31 pm

Looks good! Let us know how it rides :D
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby tomhowells » Fri Nov 16, 2012 20:32 pm

That is a beautiful bit of kit, Sir!
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby nutter_bed » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:43 pm

I have one and love it.
Rides well but make sure you upgrade the tyres quickly as I found it even better after putting better boots on.

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby elderone » Fri Nov 16, 2012 21:59 pm

nutter_bed wrote:I have one and love it.
Rides well but make sure you upgrade the tyres quickly as I found it even better after putting better boots on.

cheers lads..
what did you change them to and why....
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby nutter_bed » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:02 pm

Michelin Krylions.
Much better ride, less rolling resistance, better grip, seem more puncture resistant.
All round better tyre.

They don't do the Krylion anymore but I've heard a lot of people recommending the Conti GP 4 Seasons as a good tyre.
Definitely worth the upgrade in my opinion.

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Fri Nov 16, 2012 22:58 pm

Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby elderone » Sat Nov 17, 2012 01:14 am

ChrisAOnABike wrote:Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?

basically, its the same spec as a defy 1 but the defy i want is a carbon so i,ll use this and see how it goes when the insurance comes through.If i really like this i,ll keep it if not ill splash out on a defy comp 1 or 2.
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby Slowandsteady » Sat Nov 17, 2012 07:09 am

Very nice indeed, I like that.

My lbs has a 2012 focus Cayo di2 for £2k just now. If it was that price 2 weeks ago I would have snapped it up.

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby Superbalicious » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:30 am

Very nice... There's no better feeling than riding a brand new bike :)
Still trying to convince the missus of the n+1 rule...!

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby samsbike » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:14 am

Well done, did you post any pics?

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby philbar72 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:27 pm

tyre wise best to go for conti gp4000s for all round goodness.

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby jfrankland1991 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

elderone wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?

basically, its the same spec as a defy 1 but the defy i want is a carbon so i,ll use this and see how it goes when the insurance comes through.If i really like this i,ll keep it if not ill splash out on a defy comp 1 or 2.


The Defy 1 isn't a carbon bike or are you talking about the Defy comps? Looks a very nice bike btw, enjoy riding it!

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby southdownswolf » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:44 pm

jfrankland1991 wrote:
elderone wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?

basically, its the same spec as a defy 1 but the defy i want is a carbon so i,ll use this and see how it goes when the insurance comes through.If i really like this i,ll keep it if not ill splash out on a defy comp 1 or 2.


The Defy 1 isn't a carbon bike or are you talking about the Defy comps? Looks a very nice bike btw, enjoy riding it!


The clue is in the quote that you are replying to :wink:
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby jfrankland1991 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 16:33 pm

southdownswolf wrote:
jfrankland1991 wrote:
elderone wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?

basically, its the same spec as a defy 1 but the defy i want is a carbon so i,ll use this and see how it goes when the insurance comes through.If i really like this i,ll keep it if not ill splash out on a defy comp 1 or 2.


The Defy 1 isn't a carbon bike or are you talking about the Defy comps? Looks a very nice bike btw, enjoy riding it!


The clue is in the quote that you are replying to :wink:


Just noticed it! My point is therefore invalid, sorry! Can't believe I didn't see it first time round - I put it down to it being a Monday

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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby elderone » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:04 pm

jfrankland1991 wrote:
southdownswolf wrote:
jfrankland1991 wrote:
elderone wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:Looks yummy, but what made you go for that rather than one of the Defys?

basically, its the same spec as a defy 1 but the defy i want is a carbon so i,ll use this and see how it goes when the insurance comes through.If i really like this i,ll keep it if not ill splash out on a defy comp 1 or 2.


The Defy 1 isn't a carbon bike or are you talking about the Defy comps? Looks a very nice bike btw, enjoy riding it!


The clue is in the quote that you are replying to :wink:


Just noticed it! My point is therefore invalid, sorry! Can't believe I didn't see it first time round - I put it down to it being a Monday

:D that made me smile a bit.thanks for replies and info ref tyres.Havn,t ridden it yet as still recovering and just using an old bike to slowly get myself fitter again.
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Re: ordered new bike today..

Postby MoscowFlyer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 21:01 pm

Slowandsteady wrote:Very nice indeed, I like that.

My lbs has a 2012 focus Cayo di2 for £2k just now. If it was that price 2 weeks ago I would have snapped it up.


The Evo? Lovely looking bike, I would have bought one a few weeks back had it been a good fit for me. Was too small though.


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