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Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Justinslow, 27 Jan 2018.

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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Maybe!
    Can’t find many reviews on it as it is an older bike, but the ones I have say very harsh ride particularly with the carbon wheels etc, but I don’t suppose you buy a bike like that for comfort.
     
  2. bpsmith

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    Mine is described as being a harsh ride, which is probably more so being a smaller frame. It’s certainly stiff, but I wouldn’t describe it as harsh at all tbh. I did the Velothon on mine with carbon wheels last year. Over 90 miles, with rolling hills and a couple of challenging ones. Not exactly designed for that terrain, but I had no complaints whatsoever.
     
  3. bpsmith

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    Here’s mine btw, just to compare the differences between the Fast and the SL.
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Yes that is nice,
    So if I generally ride medium what would you say was my size, do they come up massively different to other brands?
    The fast is a 2016 apparently.
     
  5. Spiderweb

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    20% off the Planet X EC130 Ultegra. Use code PRSHIMAN20 at checkout. Offer is on ALL Shimano equipped bikes and ends 6/2/18.
     
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    Oh dear, tying myself in knots now, iPad and long dark winter nights scouring the internet are not a good mix.
    The Planet X EC130e 8000 Ultegra with deep section carbons has just dropped 20% down to £1600 (without delivery)
    I do like the look of that bike....
     
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    How funny, writing about it at the same time!
     
  8. bpsmith

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    Depends on your height and inside leg I guess. Found this size chart for the Noah Fast online. Compare this to what you currently have in order to get an idea. Riding it is generally the best way to know for sure obviously.

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  9. bpsmith

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    Is the Noah Fast brand new and similar in price? Would be a no brainer if it was tbh.
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Not gonna happen with that bike, as it’s across the sea so would take a giant leap of faith to plump for it.
    At just over 2k though it is tempting.
    I see it has an intergrated seatpost which would need cutting to suit?
    This would then limit its use if ever selling on?
     
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    yes new but a couple of superficial marks on the rear brake.
     
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    As per my message, certainly risky.

    Seatpost thing is only an issue if you have a bike that’s way too big for you and have to chip loads off the mast.
     
  14. Spiderweb

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    What about this, 2017 Giant Propel Advanced 0, Size M, brand new £1400 or best offer plus £15 postage.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=263470701157&globalID=EBAY-GB
    That's cheap and it'll sell quick, snooze you loose!
    Check out their other bikes, they have a new Propel Advanced 2 for £900 or best offer, not quite the spec you were after but a bargain.
     

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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Thanks for the heads up on that one, been a busy afternoon/evening but I managed to stick in an offer that was rejected, but then got it for £1300 ^_^
    It sure made my mind up in a hurry, like you said “you snooze you lose”
    We'll see what turns up!
    Good spot though thanks!
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