- Road bikes…sorry!
Looking at getting a road bike… i race cross country so i want a decent enough road bike to do a lot of training on and maybe get into some races too.
For my first one i don’t want to spend a bomb, looking around £750 ish and want basically th best i can get for that.
Looking at the Giant Defy range, they look great and i hear good things about them – anybody else ride one? What are they like?
Is the tiagra 9spd groupset okay or does it feel crappy? also will i be wearing things out quickly? I guess, as i’ve never had a road bike, i have nothing to compare to so not such a problem.Posted 9 years agoPhilbyMember
Also might be worth considering a Bianchi Via Nirone C2C or a Cube Aerial. Trek also do the 1.5 at this price level but it is slightly lower spec with bits of Sora thrown in, and a love it or hate it green colour.
If you can stretch to another 50 quid you could get an Orbea with a mix of 105 and Ultegra – http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/orbea.htm
Trying before buying to get the right fit is crucial with a road bike.Posted 9 years agokevonakonaMember
first road bike was a speccie allez and the one i just bought was an Allez elite. I like ’em. THe Tiagra is still going strong and showing no real signs of wear. Two new cables and a tighten of teh rear wheel bearings and its still running. Hoping the elite, which is still to touch tarmac is as good.Posted 9 years agoFrankersMember
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Main reason was the fit, tried a few others but they felt too low on the front
Which way up was the stem? You can flip them if the front feels too low. Personally I like a low front end, I took all the spacers from under my stem.
Each to there own, I’m fairly tall and preferred the higher front on the Defy, also tried the Bianchi C2C but was really different fit to the Defy
I’m no expert though and haven’t rode a road bike for years but the Defy just felt good, I like the idea of having specific mud guards from Giant as well for winter training.Posted 9 years ago
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