New bike time, But what? £500 Budget

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  • bradley
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    I don’t know much about CX bikes and the prices but £600 gets you a pretty good starter road bike and £800 would get you a very good starter road bike…

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    2nd hand croix de fers tend to go for 650-700 and they are pretty good fun off road, plus they keep their price quite well if you decide to sell, which a new £500 bike is unlikely to do.

    If you do go for a road bike rather than a CX bike, these two are good value for money. There is a fair bit of competition at that price point though so its actually pretty hard to buy a bad bike for £500.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moser-bikes-speed-sora-2013
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/battaglin-s11-sora-2013

    Well, here’s a left field / out of the box suggestion.

    C2W is less attractive than it was. Say your £500 voucher actually costs you £450 over 3 years (incl final payment). Also – importantly – note that you are tied to RRPs and approved suppliers.

    I’d guess that you may be able to get a better bike for £450 discounted / from wherever you fancy and most especially second hand. Someone will be alone in a sec to flame my maths, but I’m sure the last time I looked – its in that ballpark.

    Rscott
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    Well the calculator says £500 bike would end up costing around £340, with
    12 payments of £28.33p where does the final payment come in to it.the point of going for the bike to work scheme is i cant affored to buy one outright.

    Rscott
    Member

    So after my adventure last week I was convinced that my 16 inch MTB finally wasn’t a do it all bike, and with my ever increasing distance and commute,I would like a road /cx bike preferably the cx though(i know not much differance but i’msure someone willtellmethe opposite.)

    I ride a 54cm Road frame, but want the bike to be capable of doing light off road work quickly.

    My budget is £500 price tag as i’d be getting it through http://www.bike2workscheme.co.uk/index.php/partner and done really want to spend more than that on my second bike.

    what should i look out for as this will be my first en devour away from the MTB is it possible to get something relatively good for this price.

    fr0sty125
    Member

    Depending on how you implement the scheme length of lease and tax rate then it can actually be as cheap 1/3 of the cost…

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