Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

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Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby cpstoddart » Sun Jan 13, 2013 15:24 pm

Having just sold my 2009 Trek 1.7, I am looking to upgrade to a carbon frame. The three bikes I have narrowed it down to are the Trek Madone 4.7, the Focus Izalco Pro 3.0 and the Canyon Ultimate CF 9.0. I think the Trek is probably the safest choice but I find myself drawn in particular to the Canyon as it is just a bit different. What are your thoughts?


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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby Slowandsteady » Sun Jan 13, 2013 15:27 pm

There will be more Canyons than Labradors soon. There is probably a reason for that mind.

I like the focus izalco.

Never ridden one though.
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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby arlowood » Sun Jan 13, 2013 15:40 pm

Only problem with the Canyon is that you can't sit on one before you commit - unless you can find a mate who has one. Still they are appearing more and more so that may not be such a remote prospect.

At least with the Trek you know what fits and what is comfortable for you and you can also take a test ride.

Why not consider the Trek Domane 4.5 also as an option ... leShopping

- the 2.0 model came out well in the current Cycling Plus comparison test of £1K bikes

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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby solboy10 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:52 pm

Everyone seems to worry about buying a Canyon and i dont know why because you have a 30 day exchange if its not the right size or if you dont like it etc. This is basically the same as buying from Wiggle or CRC.

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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Jan 13, 2013 18:05 pm

Canyon or Focus, both excellent
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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby FransJacques » Sun Jan 13, 2013 18:58 pm

Trek? You want to settle for a Trek? How about something that will inspire you to ride:

Cannondale Super 6 (Sagan)
Pinarello FP Due (Valverde)
Bianchi Sempre (like Pozzato!)
Eddy Merckx EM3 (Boonen)
BMC Grandfondo (Gilbert)
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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:50 pm

As much as I dislike Treks, If you had one for 3 years already, you probably like it. So, I would stick to what you know. Unless you get the chance to sit on and ride another make like a Canyon I would not risk moving onto something you may think is a bit too different. I would never buy without trying first.

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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby nunowoolmez » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:57 pm

Canyon. I recently bought a frame & built it up. Cannot urge you enought to get one. You won't regret it. Just research this forum & do the online fit thing to get a good idea of the best frame size for you. They are sweet bikes.

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Re: Help!! £2000 Budget - can't decide

Postby Gabbo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 23:13 pm

Seriously dude - build your own bike.

Buy the frame, then go on and decide what components and wheels are necessary for your bike. Ok, building will probably cost a little over £2000, but in the long term you'll definitely reap the benefits!

My bike was £1500. I want to change pretty much everything about it. The saddle has changed, so have the wheels (expensive upgrade), the brakes have changed, the tyres have changed, the cassette and chain has been changed, and now I want to change the crankset, shifters, and mechanism of the bike. Then I want to change the stem and the handles.

The point I'm trying to make is that everything is personal. Eventually you'll want parts which are more you. It's worth the extra dollar, because in the long term you'll save many!


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