- Which £1-1.5k carbon road bike?
Can’t fault my Ribble – loads and loads for the money, look great, nice frames, properly built. The standard wheels are cheap & heavy so it’s probably good that you’ve got your own to bung on it.
Definitely worth checking their lead times though – the told a friend of mine that there would be a few weeks wait for a carbon Sportive frame (that was early May)Posted 4 years ago
Am after a second road bike as a winter ride/commuter. Like the look (and price) of Ribble Pro Carbon, maybe the R872. Anybody on here have either of them? See plenty of Ribble bikes around and I think the brand is pretty well regarded for bang for buck.
Anything else I should look at? Planet X similarly good value I think.
Carbon for the comfort, dont mind racey geometry, £1-1.5k as I’m getting on Bike to Work. Wheels can be cr4p as I’ve got some decent ones to stick on it. Cheers.Posted 4 years ago
Paul’s cycles have some decent deals, Giant TCR composite 1 for £1300. Its proper comfy, and awesome to ride.Posted 4 years ago
I’ll reiterate my point… That Giant TCR has a far superior frame to PX or Ribble, and comes with full Ultegra, decent wheels and a two year warranty.
Pretty much a steal at £1300.
You’ll need to add an extra £100 on top of the price if you got C2W, as the companies will need to recoup the money they lose.
Plus, you need to make sure your employer is ok for you to go over the top of the £1k limit, in case of any dispute, you could be left out of pocket, or without a bike that you paid an extra £500 for, and only get your tiny non-taxable payments back for.Posted 4 years ago
Lol, I did the same. I bought a Boardman Team Carbon secondhand, then sold it to a mate when I bought a Moda Stretto with full Sram Force, and America Classic wheels. Which turned out to be far too stiff, and not compliant at all.
I had a Trek 2.3 with 105, which was great, and only just got the Giant TCR – which is stonkingly good. Better frame than the Boardman, comfortable, and very confident on descending.
FWIW I reckon a Composite 2 is better value for money if you can find one going cheap.Posted 4 years agodavidtaylforthMember
nickc – Member
I’ll reiterate my point… That Giant TCR has a far superior frame to PX or Ribble
In what way?
greater vertical compliance
Powercore bottom bracket area
Team Rabobank used to race on them
cyberdyne systems T1000
an online test with meaningful numbers proved Giants had the best stiffness/weight ratio.
Also, think about trust, reputation, brand etc.
Its all obvious stuff.Posted 4 years ago
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