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  • DaveL
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    Thinking of getting rid of my Kona Explosif, and getting a road bike, mainly for my daily commute. I know nothing at all about road bike (and not much more about MTB’s :-))

    Any suggestions, or pointers to what I should look out for, if I take the plunge.

    Cheers

    Dave

    couby
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    pretty sure specialized do one for around 500- allez maybe??, if you’re looking to go singlespeed there’s loads of choices…

    Philby
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    Secondhand may be your best bet.

    Premier Icon smiffkin
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    I’ve just bought a Specialized Secteur. The base model is £600 and it’s slightly higher at the front (and more comfortable than an Allez or similar.

    mckeown
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    we have a genesis flyer thats shop soiled for £450. Its a 60cm though. Ialso throw into the mix a genesis aether 10 for a bit above your budget if gears are more your thang??

    http://www.realcycles.com/products.php?plid=m1b145s198p2460

    there is 11% more off that price if you buy through credit card or cash.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Are those Ribble bikes any good? I am tempted with a 105 based build.

    reggiegasket
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    A mate asked the same the other day. Have a look at discounts on:

    Caad 8 (Sora)
    Giant Defy
    Trek 1.1
    Spesh Allez
    Spesh Secteur
    Boardman Comp (bit more cash)

    dickie
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    What size is the Kona Explosif?
    Sliding Drop-outs?
    How old?

    mudglutten
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    Slightly over your budget, but if you want to go to work riding an Armani suit, then this is it…

    Bikes of sheer beauty…

    flyingfox
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    Forme bikes?

    _tom_
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    Tredz are currently doing a 25% discount on the 2010 Specialized Allez.. just picked myself up a 24 speed version for £399 😀

    Premier Icon PeteG55
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    You wont go too far wrong with any of the major brands. Not much to choose from in terms of ride and component choices. Keep an eye out for a deal and you might get a nice upgrade though.

    karnali
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    what size you looking for may be able to sort u a beautiful rourke frame into a build up for around that price

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    IMG_0004 by rOcKeTdOgUk, on Flickr

    £600 as is apart from the saddle

    Premier Icon one_bad_mofo
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    Last month at the London Cycle Show I picked up a B’Twin Sport 3 for just £500. Having said that even at full retail of £599 it’s a cracking deal.

    Stuey01
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    2010 Cannondale CAAD8 – can be gotten on offer for £450 depending on your size. My mate just picked one up as his first road bike, it’s really nice.

    will
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    Second hand for this price mate. Bikeradar has some great deals! I know there is a bloke on there at the moment selling a nearly new defy 1 for £350!!

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