- Roadies – which bike question?
Thinking getting a road bike to do some longer rides / sportives this year – helps with the fitness for mountain biking 🙂
Looking at the Planet X RT-57 (rival components) or the Cube agree GTC. Does anyone have any experience with either?
The RT-57 was on sale for £999 before Christmas, can’t see it on the website, but (cheekily) does anyone (Brant 🙂 ) know know if they still have any at that price?Posted 5 years ago
The cubes come up pretty short in the top tube,which is ok if you you want a more up right position.Or you’ll have to go up a size and deal with a longer head tube.Posted 5 years ago
I’ve just got an rt57 as a ‘not winter bike but not my race bike’ bike as the frame was £350 and it seemed rude not to.I would’nt class it as a ‘sportive’ bike as its pretty racey in geometry and ride tbh.I’m seriously thinking of using it to race on this season and not bothering replacing my race bike when I sell it!! (Giant TCR Adv Sl).
I’d look at a Defy 1 ,it may not be carbon but at 1k it offers the best value imo.SpudMember
Had an RT-57 as my first road bike since last January, got a great deal on the SRAM Red version. Had a proper Retul fitting done due to back issues. Great bike, really pleased with it. Got myself a Dolan Multi-X as a winter bike last month too and again, can’t fault it. I’d recommend the fitting then you know it’s bang on for you from the off.Posted 5 years agoCaptain PugwashMember
I brought an Equillibrium 20 last year for my winter bike, I love this bike it’s comfortable and you can bang out the miles without feeling beaten up at the end of the ride. Everything feels right. I did go to the Bike Show in London on Thursday and they had the Volare 953 on the Genesis stand. It looks great with the polished frame and neat welds.Posted 5 years agomudsharkMember
I’d say Defy esp if you can find a last year’s model still
Carbon one here if you’re tall:Posted 5 years ago
Merlin are doing a new bike around your price point £1100Posted 5 years ago
Thanks folks – as a novice roadie I’ll take on the advice – my old Giant SCR has aged some and I’ve never been into road bike geometry / technology.
Defy looks a good bet for my needs – commute (20k each way), Sunday rides with the local club when not on the hills, the odd longer ride.Posted 5 years ago
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