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daetho




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: New winter/training/commuting bike recommendations Reply with quote

Insurance company has put me on to wheelies to replace my old bike Cannondale CAAD8 105 that is a write off. I've got 1000 to spend on a new bike Very Happy Dollar US Dollar US

I'll be using it for commuting (all weathers), club rides, and occasional day trips with friends.

They suggested Specialized Allez Elite 2018 Road Bike but I'm wondering how the geometry compares to my CAAD8. Would still like it to be a fast ride.

https://www.wheelies.co.uk/bikes/mens-road-bikes?sort=MostPopular&sprice=750&eprice=1250

Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be very personal choice imho, especially with the range of uses. Disc or not, what kind of mudguards would be acceptable, etc.

See if you can find some bikes you think look pretty, then try compare a bit on here: http://geometrygeeks.bike
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daetho




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link - useful. I don't know enough about bike geometry. From what I've read online the Allex Elite has a more relaxed position compared to CAAD8. However looking at the link you sent they look quite similar.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd get a serious tourer if I was going to waste a grand on a winter bike:



https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/road-bikes-c5/touring-c41/hobootleg-touring-bike-p16424/s47474?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=cinelli-hobootleg-touring-bike-size-small-colour-yellow-size-small-colour-yellow-bl5s&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&cid=GBP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI15vAk-iY1gIV75PtCh3WlgkmEAQYAiABEgKRFvD_BwE



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something with disc brakes. Probably this:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to find a Whyte Suffolk 105 for a grand last year when I was in the market for a new cycle to work bike. Not especially light but a decent groupset, takes full mudguards and has hydraulic disc brakes.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cube Attain 105 disk aluminium. Then the Cube Attain mudguards.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please God, anything but that Cinelli Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doonhamer wrote:
Please God, anything but that Cinelli Very Happy .


For you:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
Doonhamer wrote:
Please God, anything but that Cinelli Very Happy .


For you:

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Very Happy
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