- What dark side road bike for £1,000 give or take a few quid
Vitus Dark Plasma 105?
Decent wheels, 105 groupo and nice sportive geometry.Posted 4 years agobowie278Member
Please excuse the plug but my cosuin is selling a Cube road bike, absolutely like new, 25 miles old. Have a look at the advert I’ve posted for him as he doesn’t use STW and get in touch if you’d like pictures. He’s after £1,100 and is your exact height and leg length.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Does it have to be new? If not, then I’m currently selling a bike that will fit your budget nicely, and blow anything else away on spec and ride quality for the money, and it’s only 7 months old and has done approx 1,000 miles. High quality carbon frame/fork, full Ultegra etc.
If it’s got to be new, then Giant Defy is the obvious answer. There are plenty of other great bikes out there for that kind of money though, within reason it’s hard to buy a bad one.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
I am 5 10 and have short legs 30/31″
I’m 31″ inside leg and an inch shorter than you.
Have loved my Boardman Team Carbon (53cm) for the last few years. Very comfy but also goes fast and handles well.
I know they are £1.3k, but they’re coming to end of the two-year model cycle.Posted 4 years agodavidtaylforthMember
old carbon layup techniques that mean they’ve been struggling to hit the numbers when it comes to the lateral stiffness/vertical compliance ratios.
some of the other manufacturers have taken on board advice from “external” experts i.e. a tennis racket manufacturer.
A combination of some hard work over winter, and these new techniques, have meant their numbers have “looked promising”Posted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
MEKK Potenza SL 5.0?
Down from £1399 to £1099 with full carbon frame+fork plus full 105 drivetrain.
I’m going for a fit one one on saturday morning.Posted 4 years agogeordiepaulMember
I have a Giant Defy as my good bike which is brilliant, it’s comfy and light however I’ve just got an ally Trek Domane for commuting and it’s amazingly comfortable, pretty much all road buzz is removed and pot holes aren’t pot holes anymore. It’s not that light with 105 and cheap bonty wheels but it’s the ultimate when it comes to comfort. Even if it not on your list go an try one and pretty sure it will be after that.Posted 4 years ago
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