What road frame that will take full guards?
After the last couple of months of constant down pours and a hefty bill for a service that could have been avoided I am looking into a commuter road frame that will take full guards
Genesis equilibrium and kinesis race light are possibles but any other ideas would be welcome. Looking for something cheap I can pick up and transfer over existing kit.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
I was looking for same thing recently.
Have a look for secondhand genesis aether and at forme longcliffe maybe.
I almost got both, but wasn’t patient enough for a genesis and then grabbed a Ribble carbon winter frame mega cheap in their clearance sale.
There’s still a forme frame and fork for £200 on eBay that I nearly bought, if u are a medium.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
Cheap option? C+ grouptest winner, take that with salt or scepticism as needed but it’s a nice ride, ideal winter bike angles. We have forks to go with it but for some reason they’re not listed there.Posted 4 years agogoldenwonderMember
I’ve just bought one of the steel Ribble frame’s & it looks great tbh.
Bit on the heavy side, but who cares for a winter/commuter/hack bike.
Have a look on their clearance list, I paid £99 for mine instead of the £175 they’re supposed to be.Posted 4 years ago
They run standard drop brakes as well, so one less thing to have to buy if you’re swapping from another bike.schmikenSubscriber
I have a Racelight T which has done me proud for several years and is still in regular use. It’s quite racey (which is great if you want a similar feel to your summer bike), and has proper mounts for mudguards and a rack if you choose. I would definitely recommend it.Posted 4 years agoMTB-IdleMember
Hi Alan, as you probably know I use Crud Roadracer II’s. I have them on my Bianchi, Spesh Allez and Trek 1200. Not found a frame they wouldn’t fit yet although others seem to have issues.
Even in the worst conditions they keep the major cack off my frame and torso.
Give me a call if you need any servicing, happy to help you.Posted 4 years agog123456Member
Just about the best value package you can get atm is the Dolan “prefissimo” or something like that. Ally frame carbon fork supplied with headset / seatpost / seat clamp. All for £200 to your door. Takes full mudguards / rear pannier rack. Its not carbon light but nice racey type geo so good for a commuter / winter trainer.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
The Ribble 7005 is a bit harsh and only takes 23mm tyres with mudguards, the steel or carbon would be nicer.
That Pinnacle got a great review in the CTC mag last year.
Have a look at Defys, plenty on eBay and last years in sales. No bridge between the chain stays to attach a mudguard but Giant do their own guards for them?Posted 4 years agofunkrodentSubscriber
I’ve got a Racelight. Use it to commute around 16 mile daily to work and back. Excellent bike. Combines speed with comfort and can take full guards and a rack. Bought one because a few of the serious roadies I know use them as their winter/commute bikes and haven’t regretted it one bit. Superb frame and cheap at the price too!Posted 4 years agoalansd1980Member
Thanks for the advice everyone. Have got a list to keep an eye out for a bargain.
MTB-Idle…Posted 4 years ago
I have tried the same guards you have but they rub. The frame I got has such tight clearance that little clip-ons are the best I can do. If I pick up a frame I may well take you up on that offer of a bit of help.
I am doing a bit more these days in terms of servicing but time is my biggest problem at the moment!
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