Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

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Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 09:01 am

What do people think of this:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/corr ... -prod75527

Its a carbon road bike with full Ultegra including cranks, brakes etc for £1125.

It is made by Corratec, which there does not seem to be much information about on the internet.

It is also 2012 model & only in Medium.

Is this worth a shot for a first road bike? I hope so, as I have just ordered one!
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby arran77 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 09:21 am

Nothing like asking for advice after you've ordered something :lol:

Looks reasonable to me though 8)
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby nochekmate » Wed Sep 18, 2013 09:33 am

Given that your username is Big dave 3 better hope that that is not a reference to your height on a medium frame. :lol:

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Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:14 am

nah im not big. im 5 ' 10" , I just couldnt think of a username & that was the first thing that came to mind.

I could still cancel it or send it back. I thought I had best order one before they sell out, as it seems like brilliant deal to me
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Postby arran77 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:21 am

I reckon you could be ok on a medium.
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby jordan_217 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:21 am

Medium looks like an effective top tube length of 55.5cm. I'm 5.10" and a bit and ride a 56cm. If you're Mr Average, like me then the frame size is probably ok. You can always buy a new stem, if required.
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Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:23 am

OK thats good to hear.

Is there any better bike for the money?
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Postby nochekmate » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:06 am

Yeh - medium frame size should be ok.

As for a better bike for the money? I'm not researching the market completely but sounds a reasonable deal given the groupset involved. Colourscheme doesn't do much for me on the link but then we're all different I suppose.

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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 14:02 pm

Yeah I Know what you mean. The colour scheme looks pretty crap, but as long as the bike gets me around fast & is a nice ride, I can live with awful colours!
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby bagz3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 15:06 pm

How come you didnt go with the Cube GTC Pro?

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Postby GGBiker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 15:49 pm

Planet X pro carbon ultegra £999?

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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 16:02 pm

bagz3 wrote:How come you didnt go with the Cube GTC Pro?


I researched all the components when I was comparing the Race & the Pro & some of them were not actually that great or standard. For example the crankset (FC-565) was not even 105 spec. The brakes (BR-R561) were not Ultegra or 105 spec & I read on one of the reviews that they weren't that great. The spec of the pro on the cube website did not match the spec listed on the shop site. In fact, there seemed to be a bit of variation. It certainly wasn't all 105/Ultegra spec. Maybe they took some components off & put cheaper ones on hoping no one would notice?

BUt the Corratec is all Ultegra drivetrain, I'll be checking it over when it comes. The frame may be a gamble though, as the Cube frame is a known & does get good reviews.

Maybe i have made the wrong decision, not sure yet.
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby Big dave 3 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 16:04 pm

GGBiker wrote:Planet X pro carbon ultegra £999?


Again, the Planet X Pro is a bit misleading, as it is not actually all Ultegra. IIRC, the crankset & brakes may be the same or similar to the cube. They are not standard 105 / Ultegra
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby stu-bim » Wed Sep 18, 2013 17:40 pm

AFAIK the the Planet X has a 105 cassette and chain but otherwise all Ultegra
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby Mickyg88 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 18:22 pm

Don't think you can go wrong with the Corratec, great looking bike with a great spec, read a couple of reviews and came out good, lots of advice being given here but no-one seems to have ridden one, and its a better spec than all others recommended, I think the PlametX has non series brakes.
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Re: Opinions on this bike-ultegra & carbon for 1125

Postby GGBiker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 20:08 pm

I wouldn't get too hung up on the chainset etc, the Planet X is a tried and trusted bargain road bike with a certain functional sex appeal that the corratec will never have. It's also a light bike, only about 8kg all in.

If I was buying at the moment it would be well up my list at that price.

I've seen corratecs in the flesh and there is nothing about them that inspires me to want to ride them. Horses for courses though!


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