Which bike?

16 messages
12/12/2012 at 20:58

I am toying between 2 bikes and was wondering if a beginner would notice the difference between the bikes below

 

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/cube-bikes-agree-gtc-pro-compact-2013/road-bikes/bikes-components-bikewear/fcp-product/46918

http://www.cyclesurgery.com/cube-bikes-agree-gtc-race-compact-2013/road-bikes/bikes-components-bikewear/fcp-product/46919

 

its only £200 difference so should i just go for the more expensive bike? I will be looking for around this price group so any other suggestions will be accepted.

 

Im new to triathlons, just starting training and only have a hybrid at the moment

 

thanks

12/12/2012 at 22:09

Get the more expensive one.  It looks nicer.

12/12/2012 at 22:35

I would go for the more expensive one - just for the nicer wheels.

12/12/2012 at 23:00

Yes there's enough difference to justify the extra money - whether you'd actually notice the difference or not...maybe.

flyaway    pirate
13/12/2012 at 06:56

The more expensive one has better quality shifters and tires. I'd pay the £200 extra. Plus, i agree with Alan, the white one is nicer than the black. Probably justifies the extra cost alone

PSC    pirate
13/12/2012 at 07:11
Are you on a tight budget...? You might want the ??200 to get shoes, helmet, glasses, track pump, bike pump, gloves, pedals, bottle cages, tools, saddle bag, lights etc. in fact ??200 won't cover that list! In which case the cheaper bike is going to be perfect. And shimano 105 kit is pretty solid.
13/12/2012 at 07:28

Thanks guys for your help

You have confirmed what i was going to do, more expensive one it is. I already have gloves and pumps and things as brought a bike on cycle to work scheme last year. There will be other stuff i need to buy but the bike is the main thing at the moment.

Just need to sign up to a tri now and set my self some goals

 

regards

cougie    pirate
13/12/2012 at 08:17
What bike do you have already ?
13/12/2012 at 11:43

You can't call yourself a 'proper' cyclist if you don't get the more expensive one.

13/12/2012 at 12:45

I only have a hybrid at the moment which i use to commute to work a couple of times a week.

Just need to buy a road bike to start training and competing with.

Lou, i like the way you think lol

Dustboy    pirate
13/12/2012 at 16:47

A better bike doesn't make you a better cyclist. But it does make you think you are a better cyclist. And look like one. And that's what counts.

Yea for the posh one.  

13/12/2012 at 19:58

Buy cheap, buy twice.  AND, the second one has the `bling` factor.  

cougie    pirate
13/12/2012 at 20:22
The fastest pirate bike leg in ironman Switzerland was done on a ??400 bike though.

Don't kid yourself that more expensive equals fastest.
13/12/2012 at 21:38

With ya Cougie!!

 

TheEngineer    pirate
15/12/2012 at 09:26
cougie wrote (see)
The fastest pirate bike leg in ironman Switzerland was done on a ??400 bike though.

Don't kid yourself that more expensive equals fastest.

It won't be next year. 

IronCat5    pirate
16/12/2012 at 20:13
TheEngineer wrote (see)
cougie wrote (see)
The fastest pirate bike leg in ironman Switzerland was done on a ??400 bike though.

Don't kid yourself that more expensive equals fastest.

It won't be next year. 

Why, will you be nobbling another competitor the night before?

I said NOBBLING dirty bu**ers!


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