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  • womp
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    I’m torn
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    between

    Canyon SLX 7.0 – £2999
    https://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3294

    Rose XEON X-lite – £2709
    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/bike/rose-xeon-x-lite-3100-di2-2014/aid:672775

    The Rose has better wheels (£400) and is £300 cheaper am i missing something ?

    Trimix
    Member

    The Rose sounds like a flower – so get the Canyon.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    The Rose has a carbon bar as well. They are not cheap.

    Lot of money to spend without seeing the bike though, I don’t envy you the decision.

    (well I do a bit)

    womp
    Member

    Thanks Gents(i assume)

    I must admit all things being equal id plump for the canyon, but that Rose just seems like a bargain in comparison! which does not seem right to me as the canyons are normally good VFM so i assumed i was missing something :s

    womp
    Member

    Just a little bump to see if anyone else can help sway my decision

    sat here with two shopping carts open hovering over each checkout button

    is the canyon worth £700 more ?

    cynic-al
    Member

    We’ve had a couple of Rose bikes in.

    Frames were pretty poor quality, badly set up also.

    But then I’d say only buy what you can test ride.

    womp
    Member

    Thanks Al that’s good to know

    As for buying without a ride, its a fair point but the savings and opportunity to send it back are worth it for me

    TBH every bike ive bought even from bike shops ive not had a proper test ride (i mean a good day or two), just the car park ride around or a short test track which i personally find it hard to judge by in either case as each new bike takes some getting used too.

    that said ive been very happy with most of my purchases be it online or through a shop

    but more to the point i still cant decide what to buy !!! HELP !!!

    but i did just buy a Moda intro for my turbo trainer ….

    http://www.cyclesuk.com/10494264/products/moda-intro-in-matt-black-and-matt-white.aspx?origin=pla?kwd=&gclid=CImV2YWOyrwCFaQfwwodNAUAvw

    Premier Icon MSP
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    These days I am pretty happy to buy bikes without a test ride, I know pretty much what sizes and angles work for me. If you haven’t worked that out, I would recommend having a sit on experience first.

    Canyon are great value and the frames are top notch, not just bought from a manufacturers catalogue and badged up, which the rose bike frames are.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Poorly set up bikes is not the sole preserve of the online retailer :mrgreen:

    cynic-al
    Member

    MSP – Member
    These days I am pretty happy to buy bikes without a test ride, I know pretty much what sizes and angles work for me.

    Me too – you can’t tell how a frame will feel without riding it though.

    womp
    Member

    its a fair point Al, buying off a spreadsheet does not offer the chance to assess the feel/compliance and that’s the area you do need to turn to the reviews and forums for unless you can get a long test ride.

    and ‘feel’/comfort is one of the reasons the canyon is on my short list as it’s reported to have an excellent comfort factor

    womp
    Member

    OK its decided, even though its not as good deal on paper, im going for the canyon and will upgrade the wheels to some carbon jobbies

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