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  • KINGTUT
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    Planet X team alu?

    cyrilswan
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    Racelight for me.
    Lovely bike.

    Whatever takes mudguards

    c_klein87
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    Been surprised by my Planet X Team Alum, dirt cheap but quite light really depending on what offers are on, only think I changed on my were the wheels, as the OEM were made of lead

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    davidtaylforth – Member
    Whatever takes mudguards

    They all do.

    thomthumb
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    the racelight takes 28s and full guards. WIN.

    Proper ones?

    My friend had some of those ones that clip on and they rattled and moved about qutie a bit compared to my properly secured ones.

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    The Genesis will take race blades only, the other full longs…

    Dickyboy
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    +1 for racelight

    jamesr
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    Racelight. Guards, long drop brakes, nice ride.
    What’s not to like?

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    I’m about to press the button, and I think I’ve made the right choice but just in case and in no particular order…

    A) Genesis Volant
    B) Cannondale Synapse Alu
    C) Kinesis Racelight

    ??

    Shibboleth
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    D) Dolan Prefissio.

    I have the matt black/white version and it’s lovely – I actually look forward to riding it.

    mrblobby
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    Racelight gets my vote.

    damitamit
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    Winters over :p

    Rorschach
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    Kinesis (6 out of 8 in our group!!)

    mrblobby
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    Winters over :p

    Just wait a few days…

    salsa vaya.

    Looking to build one right now

    Dolan Preffisio at 200 quid for frame and forks, no brainer.

    mathewshotbolt – Member
    salsa vaya.

    Looking to build one right now

    It’s not really a road bike though.

    Equilibrium takes full guards and rides nicely.

    Kinesis sounds good though!

    sorry, i only mentioned it as i have a pre-occupation with disc brakes for my next winter build!

    My ideal winter bike should take 28c tyres, full length guards, a rear rack, disc brakes (new idea to the table), a king headset and threaded bb and have a replaceable hanger.

    The vaya was seemingly the only frame that ticked those boxes.

    will follow with a report/pictures.

    Hmm, I guess a CX Bike then? The vaya just looks funny to me.

    I think the Genesis CDF (or the alu version if there is one) looks like a far better frame.

    But I hope you get on alrite with it.

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    I’ve heard those Dolans get uncomfortable after and hour or two in the saddle – can anyone confirm?

    What about a Defy 4 at £599 complete?

    damitamit
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    My audax partner in crime rides a Dolan Preffisio. We did a 400k a couple of weeks ago and he was ok.

    (They have racey geometry thou. They’re very much the exact copy of a race bike but cheaper with guards category of winter bikes).

    TiRed
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    Well, I’m quite the biggest Defy fan, so I’d say yes. Wheels are heavy and the stock tyres will have wire beads, but all Defy’s are great bikes.

    The CAAD 8 will take mudguards as well though. And it’s a looker at £599 😉 (Wheels are also heavy).

    EDIT PS: we have one of each, so I’m unbiased. 😉

    Mister P
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    Equilibrium frame. Buy it now, buy bits when they are on a ridiculous offer price. Come September you have a great riding winter bike plus the satisfaction of building it yourself.

    mrblobby
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    The Defy is a lovely bike. Had a spin on one when I was working out what sized Giant frame I was, a surprisingly good ride. Would definitely recommend you try one out.

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    Good call Mr P, something different and classic looking. A carbon fork, and a sale tiagra / 105 group set…

    But the Synapse could be good for the early season Classics….

    Too many choices 😐

    Edric 64
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    Winter bike ?old fixie with guards hauled out the back of the garage

    Shibboleth
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    I’ve heard those Dolans get uncomfortable after and hour or two in the saddle – can anyone confirm?

    On the contrary, I had my concerns about going back to aluminium after riding carbon race bikes, but I was surprised how comfy it is.

    It’s a fairly long wheelbase, and perhaps it helps that mine is built with handbuilt Open Pros, but it’s a very comfortable bike to ride. Kept me getting the big miles in this winter, I love it.

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