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donalmagennis
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advice on a first road bike

Postby donalmagennis » Sun May 04, 2014 15:48 pm

Hi,

Looking to get my first road bike, struggling to take in all the info. Dont want to spend big, about £300 Max as if i stuck at it i will avail of ride to work scheme when I can in Nov/dec. I am keen to get out asap. I'm looking between the Triban white in decathalon for 300 and this one in a LBS http://www.mcgarveycycles.com/SPIDER%20SALEBIKE%20FEATURE.jpg How do the two compare?

Thanks for any advice..

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wellbeloved747
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Re: advice on a first road bike

Postby wellbeloved747 » Sun May 04, 2014 21:24 pm

Stick with the one from decathlon, a lot of people have them as first bikes and they make great winter bikes when you upgrade :)

Carbonator
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Re: advice on a first road bike

Postby Carbonator » Mon May 05, 2014 07:00 am

Most people have the red T3 with a carbon fork and Shimano don't they?
I thought the white one was originally a cheaper £250 version that now seems to be £300.

Have never seen a red, but the white one is heavier than I imagined the red would be. Only road bike I have felt that is that heavy is a Halfords TDF.

I would get a red one as a stop gap to cycleshceme bike if you can, but avoid the white.
Red one will be more saleable I think.

Not sure its worth keeping as a winter bike. If you upgrade slightly it will be to a bike you may as well use all year, and if you upgrade massively you will not want to use the T3.
Better off selling and putting money towards next bike.

Aim higher for first bike (Felt on wiggle? Pinnacle, Fuji or Norco in Evans?) if you have any 'winter bike' plans :wink:

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Colinthecop
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Re: advice on a first road bike

Postby Colinthecop » Mon May 05, 2014 07:27 am

With £300 i'd be looking to buy second hand as opposed to new.

Choice will be more confusing but you'll get more for your cash.

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Re: advice on a first road bike

Postby Carbonator » Mon May 05, 2014 07:32 am

Used ones are often a better ride and any 'teething' problems have hopefully been addressed 8)

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Re: advice on a first road bike

Postby toolslinger » Mon May 05, 2014 17:14 pm

Hi Donal
Dont know whether you're interested but I have a triban3 red for sale 57 frame.
Looking for £200
Cheers pete


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