Bike for girlfriend £300

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Mark909
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Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby Mark909 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 21:01 pm

My girlfriends entered a sprint triathlon and is looking for a new bike around £300.

Any ideas? Is the Triban 3 a suitable geometry for a women?

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby finlayson99 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 21:17 pm

Red Triban 3 if you can still get one the right size or up the budget slightly for the new T5A

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby team47b » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:57 am

Most women specific bikes have the same geometry as mens bikes anyway, the only difference being the increased saddle width and sometimes the availability in smaller frames.

So measure her sit bones and check saddle width when you go to try it out.
my isetta is a 300cc bike

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby Squillinossett » Sat Apr 27, 2013 16:33 pm

Have a look in my Sig, Mrs Squill uses a mens felt F4, fitter her much better than the women specific bikes.

Also she didnt want a bie in A) Pink/Aqua, or B) With flowers on it.

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby ratsbeyfus » Sat Apr 27, 2013 17:56 pm

If you are offering to swap a bike for your girlfriend and £300 can I ask what spec she is?
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I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

@ratsbey

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Apr 27, 2013 18:25 pm

ratsbeyfus wrote:If you are offering to swap a bike for your girlfriend and £300 can I ask what spec she is?


Has she got a decent groupset?

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby Calpol » Sat Apr 27, 2013 18:38 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:
ratsbeyfus wrote:If you are offering to swap a bike for your girlfriend and £300 can I ask what spec she is?


Has she got a decent groupset?

Cue jokes about play in the bottom bracket.

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Apr 27, 2013 18:40 pm

Calpol wrote:
SmoggySteve wrote:
ratsbeyfus wrote:If you are offering to swap a bike for your girlfriend and £300 can I ask what spec she is?


Has she got a decent groupset?

Cue jokes about play in the bottom bracket.


Nothing so far about looking for a stiff ride.

This could go on for a long time.

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby sev112 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 19:54 pm

Not if she's a sprinter

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby Me-109 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 22:40 pm

Can I have a test ride of her before I decide if we have a deal?

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Re: Bike for girlfriend £300

Postby DesWeller » Sun Apr 28, 2013 09:12 am

What lube do you use etc. etc.


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