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  • alexxx
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    dont think youd go wrong with either – id go giant personally at that budget

    atlaz
    Member

    defy Pro 0 (disc, dura ace) at Paul’s Cycles for around that much. Super Six Evo Ultegra for 1500.

    bluebird
    Member

    My wife’s got a Synapse 105 and it’s a great bike. It’s not on your list but I”ve got a Scott Solace, and really rate that too.

    TiRed
    Member

    Defy is the raciest of your list. I’d go for the carbon wheels, as realistically that is why you want discs on a road bike in the first place. You want a medium.

    Premier Icon Monster101
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    Hi folks,

    I’m struggling with choice. I have a £2.5k bike to work voucher and looking to get a road bike for commuting, getting fit and maybe aiming for etap Caledonia or Loch Ness next year.

    5’8″ 82kg and 29inch inside leg

    I’ve got a dilemma. I have set the budget at £2,500.

    Was looking circa £2,200 for the bike and some accessories.

    I have three options:

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/defy-advanced-1

    https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/defy-advanced-pro-3-2016 but can get the carbon wheelset upgrade Giant PSLR for £500

    Or

    http://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=7ad43adf-0545-4ed9-87d1-c8b2f2776bc7&parentid=undefined

    What would you go for. Given that I’m 5’8 and 29inch inside leg I would go for the 51 in the cannondale and 54 in trek after throwing my leg over.

    What do you reckon? Any other bikes I should consider? Overall voucher is £2,500.

    Thanks

    Alan

    avdave2
    Member

    I went for a Defy for my first road bike in 30 years and I love it. I wouldn’t though really call it an ideal commuter. The new Race Blade XLs do work very well on it and it’s less than a minute to take them off or put them on but for a commuter I’d prefer to have mudguard fittings and of course a rack does make commuting more pleasant than using a backpack.

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