Winter training/tourer recommends ?

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Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby Dudders29 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 23:34 pm

1k max budget. Winter trainer/tourer, pref Reynolds tubing, decent group set .

Is there anything out there ?

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby solboy10 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 23:53 pm

genesis cdf or croix de fer :D

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby Raymondo60 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 09:26 am

Go the the Triton Cycles website and see if they have any 2013 All City 'Space Horse' bikes left. Bought one in October - absolutely brill at £999.99. Steel frame, Tiagra 10-speed groupset, Tektro Cantlever Brakes, Alex DA Rims on Tiagra Hubs. Frame has rack and mudguard eyelets front and back - rides like an absolute dream - done 400+miles on mine in less than a month!

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby skellator3 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 am

look at the 2014 Focus mares ax5, its alloy, tiagra groupset, disc brakes, high volume tyres, full guards and rack mounts. great do it all bike
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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby jordan_217 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:21 am

Ribble Winter bike (alu or steel), Dolan Preffisio or my personal fave, the Tifosi CK7.
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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby keef66 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:21 am

Genesis Equilibrium. The only minor gripe is it doesn't have seatstay mounting points for a rack, but you can work around that.

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby noiseboyfeetman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:30 am

jordan_217 wrote:Ribble Winter bike (alu or steel), Dolan Preffisio or my personal fave, the Tifosi CK7.


+1 for the Tifosi CK7. I have one as my commuter/winter bike and its a great ride, fitted with a rack it makes a great commuter and with the Veloce groupset shifts nicely on wet weekend rides. I'd look at either the Tifosi or a Kinesis Racelight TK3.

keef66 wrote:Genesis Equilibrium. The only minor gripe is it doesn't have seatstay mounting points for a rack, but you can work around that.


The Genesis Equilibrium looks nicest imo but if you're after a winter trainer/tourer then surely the lack of rack mounts rules that one out?

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby keef66 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:08 pm

noiseboyfeetman wrote:
jordan_217 wrote:Ribble Winter bike (alu or steel), Dolan Preffisio or my personal fave, the Tifosi CK7.


+1 for the Tifosi CK7. I have one as my commuter/winter bike and its a great ride, fitted with a rack it makes a great commuter and with the Veloce groupset shifts nicely on wet weekend rides. I'd look at either the Tifosi or a Kinesis Racelight TK3.

keef66 wrote:Genesis Equilibrium. The only minor gripe is it doesn't have seatstay mounting points for a rack, but you can work around that.


The Genesis Equilibrium looks nicest imo but if you're after a winter trainer/tourer then surely the lack of rack mounts rules that one out?


If the OP hadn't mentioned Reynolds tubing I too would've suggested the Tk3; I have an original Tk that's now 6 years old and has only just been relegated from one and only year round bike to winter / wet weather bike.

You can easily fit a rack to the Equilibrium using a rack mount seat post collar or even P-clips.

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Re: Winter training/tourer recommends ?

Postby alan sherman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 13:27 pm

As you asked for reynolds tubes I was looking at some other options due to the larger tyre clearance (i.e. use long drop callipers):

Spa cycles audax (horrible transfer though)
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