Road Bike ~ £500

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Road Bike ~ £500

Postby Peddle Up! » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:17 pm

A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.
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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby adameyres » Sun Jan 13, 2013 13:36 pm

if hes willing to spend alittle bit extra, tell him to get this -
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/peu ... e-ec044184



i bought it on finance, paid 75 pound depoist, then 12 payment of 53 pound... interest free.... ( i bought clipless shoes too)

He can set that up..... then pay a lump sum of 500 pound... then have like 3 payments of 50 and its done.... or if he wants cheaper.... and maybe less quality

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... tAodp1cAsw

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby lotus49 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 14:30 pm

Peddle Up! wrote:A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.

The received wisdom seems to be that the best bike <£500 is the Triban 3. That would also leave a bit to buy kit.

Spending a little bit more will always get something nicer and at this price point another £200 will make quite a big difference (there will be a lot more difference between £500 and £700 than there would be between £5000 and £7000) but if your friend is committed to sticking to his budget, that would be a good choice.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby unixnerd » Sun Jan 13, 2013 16:02 pm

I'd get a used bike on that budget, you'll get far more for your money. Try ebay.
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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby Woodywmb » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:34 pm

http://sprocketscycles.com/lapierre-aud ... road-bike/


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Fork : Lapierre Carbon
Headset : Alu S-Integrated 1-1/8
Bottom Bracket : Shimano Tiagra
Crankset : Shimano Sora 30X39X50
Stem : Ritchey Logic 31.8X120mm Black
Seatpost : Alu 31.6X300mm Full Black
Handlesbars : Ritchey Logic 31.8x440m
Front derailleur : Shimano Sora
Rear derailleur : Shimano Sora
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Shifters : Shimano Sora
Saddle : San Marco Ponza Steel Black
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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:25 pm

Or read other similar posts

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby KentPhil » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:58 pm

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby nochekmate » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:56 pm

+1 for secondhand.

£500 secondhand and there is a chance of bagging a carbon road bike with 105 level groupset.
£500 new doesn't bag a great deal to be honest.

If you are an experienced cyclist you can get him a decent bike from this forum or eBay.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:54 pm

+1 for second hand also, but I would prefer to see a bike before I bought it. Look in local adds. not eBay. Too risky. You never know whats wrong with it.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby Bustacapp » Mon Jan 14, 2013 08:53 am

Peddle Up! wrote:A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.


Why not spend £300 - £350 on a Carrera from Halfords and then spend the rest on kit? The bike snobs tend to look down their nose at the Carrera's but they are solid bikes. They look a sight better than the Triban 3 too.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby smidsy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 19:06 pm

Bustacapp wrote:
Peddle Up! wrote:A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.


Why not spend £300 - £350 on a Carrera from Halfords and then spend the rest on kit? The bike snobs tend to look down their nose at the Carrera's but they are solid bikes. They look a sight better than the Triban 3 too.


Surely you would recommend anything from Ribble :lol:
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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby snowjho » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:15 pm

Bustacapp wrote:
Peddle Up! wrote:A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.


Why not spend £300 - £350 on a Carrera from Halfords and then spend the rest on kit? The bike snobs tend to look down their nose at the Carrera's but they are solid bikes. They look a sight better than the Triban 3 too.


No way! Triban 3 over the Carreras :)

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby nochekmate » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:47 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:+1 for second hand also, but I would prefer to see a bike before I bought it. Look in local adds. not eBay. Too risky. You never know whats wrong with it.


I've had some aboslute bargains over the last 4 years from eBay and if you pay by paypal and you feel that you have been sold a 'dog' then just file a case and be repaid. In all honesty, with virtually all of the bikes that I have bought (and sold) they have been more than worth the money.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby feemackenzie » Mon Jan 14, 2013 21:06 pm

Just bought (and already love) a Felt z95 (2013 model with Sora throughout) - £570. Alloy frame, carbon forks. Utterly brilliant. these guys are my LBS as well, so top blokes.

http://www.cyclelane.co.uk/
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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby Xherdan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 22:33 pm

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-All ... =Froogle02

A lot of the people at my Uni cycling club have this. Student budgets presumably determine a bike at that kind of price. I have the 2011 version of the Raleigh Airlite linked above, paid 330 for it which has been a great buy but I would no way pay 500 for it.

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Re: Road Bike ~ £500

Postby Bustacapp » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:04 pm

smidsy wrote:
Bustacapp wrote:
Peddle Up! wrote:A mate has asked me to look out for a road bike around £500. I thought I'd ask if anyone has spotted any good deals recently. Thanks.


Why not spend £300 - £350 on a Carrera from Halfords and then spend the rest on kit? The bike snobs tend to look down their nose at the Carrera's but they are solid bikes. They look a sight better than the Triban 3 too.


Surely you would recommend anything from Ribble :lol:


By the time you got your bike you could have had a 100% return on the £500 if you had invested it in a standard childrens saving account at Barclays.


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