£2500, what bike would you recommend?

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Dregsi76
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£2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Dregsi76 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:08 pm

Hi, just a random question really, wilier? Trek? Giant? Bianchi? Ribble? Stick with cube? Lets have some input

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CiB
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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby CiB » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:17 pm

BMC do some nice kit, gets you away from the usual suspects. For that money I'd be looking at Di2 too.

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Teisetrotter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:25 pm

If you look at the Bianchi v DeRosa thread this came up:

http://www.bassobikes.com/en-UK/diamante-red.php

Change for any upgrades you require!

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby pride4ever » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:32 pm

Bottecchia, Fatbirds do a lovely range. Went to their factory and they love their machines. Alot of pride in the product.
the deeper the section the deeper the pleasure.

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Simon Masterson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:39 pm

My view is that if you have to ask, you don't need to spend the money. That kind of cash may not pay for the pinnacle of bicycle engineering, but it's enough to get vaguely decent frame, vaguely decent wheels, vaguely decent groupset and vaguely decent finishing kit (depending on what sort of bike you want, obviously, and a few more subjective factors); kit that's all worth buying in its own right...

I should point out that I can't even imagine being able to spend that kind of money on a bike in my current financial situation, but though you'll no doubt get lots of suggestions of flashy bikes that fit your budget, you'll get the best one if you give an idea of the sort of cycling that you do; one bike doesn't fit all and you needn't compromise if you have the money...

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Flasher » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:41 pm

At two and a half grand it's difficult to buy a bad bike, get the prettiest one!

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:43 pm

And you have enough change for some nice pedals and accessories.
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bik ... ab-reiter2
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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby letap73 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:46 pm

Heres one for the cannondale fanboys!

http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/products.p ... 7b0s6p4329

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:48 pm

pastey_boy wrote:And you have enough change for some nice pedals and accessories.
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bik ... ab-reiter2


A good choice pastey boy but I would prefer one of these...
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/series/ultimate-cf-slx.html
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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby pastey_boy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:04 pm

Charlie Potatoes wrote:
pastey_boy wrote:And you have enough change for some nice pedals and accessories.
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bik ... ab-reiter2


A good choice pastey boy but I would prefer one of these...
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/series/ultimate-cf-slx.html

This looks nice for the money
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose ... opoffers:1 or
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose ... opoffers:1
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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Bozman » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:07 pm

Canyon or a focus Izalco pro, push to a few hundred more and you'll get dura-ace.
With those you'll get a lot more bang for your buck over your Treks, Specialized, Bianchi etc

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby djm501 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:23 pm

I'd echo the BMC recommendation. I've got an entry level one and it's better specced than any of the bigger names in the same price categories and boy is it a fund ride.

At 2.5 time the price of mine you'd get one hell of a bike :-D

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby Navrig » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:30 pm

Spend a grand on a Ribble Gran Fondo and have two cycling holidays to Majorca.

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby kayo74 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 19:11 pm

Canyon on order and can't wait, cut out the middleman a get more for your money.

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby MoscowFlyer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 19:19 pm

£2,500 will get you a decent enough bike. You looking to buy in a shop? Where are you based?

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby solboy10 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 19:31 pm

Anything thats in the sale and that was £2500 and is now say 50% off a bit like my Saetta!

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby cougie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:03 pm

I'd say keep riding your old bike until you know what bike you want. It's pointless me telling you what I like.
If you don't know what bike you want - you don't need it.

The idea of the ribble plus cycling holidays is a good one though.

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby MattC59 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:18 pm

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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby southdownswolf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 22:43 pm

MattC59 wrote:http://www.enigmabikes.com/

Nuff said !


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Re: £2500, what bike would you recommend?

Postby nochekmate » Thu Jan 10, 2013 22:50 pm

If cash on collection was possible I'd spend it on the Cannondale Supersix Evo that is for sale in the classifieds on this forum!


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