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A grand burning a hole in my pocket

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by got-to-get-fit, 18 Sep 2007.

  1. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    Alright, as some of you know im going to be getting a new bike fairly shortly ....well fairly immediatley as it happens. but that is dependant on whether i can ever actually make up my mind.

    So the question is :

    I have a grand to spend....may stretch to £1100. What do i spend it on??

    I want the best bike i can get for the money. Do i go corporate and get Trek'd or specialised or do i go all indie and get a dolan/planet x/ribble.....etc

    Please dont say get a Focus Cayo cos as much as l like them they have no Large sizes left.

    So opinions please ......£1000 to spend ....which bike? Simple really! ....or it should be.
     
  2. gkerr4

    gkerr4 New Member

    Location:
    Blackpool
    well - if it were my money - I'd probably go for a ribble nero corsa carbon with whatever groupset you can get for the money (ultegra probably or campag equiv)
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Planet X are having a huge saving on their bikes at the moment, for £999 you get a full carbon with full ultegra at the moment
     
  4. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
  5. thejonesy

    thejonesy New Member

    Location:
    In a house
    I can vouch for the PX bike, I've had one for about 3 months now and love it, with Ultegra for a grand is a real bargain! :blush:
     
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Have you seen the Bianchi in the For Sale Forum? Looks like a bargain to me. I am currently in negotiations with our house financial controller, but feel free to beat me to it!
     
  7. Top Cat

    Top Cat New Member

    Give me £500 and spend the rest on a bike. I will spend the £500 on a new bike myself by the way!!

    TC
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What bike have you got at the moment? Have you considered just buying some really flash new wheels for instance? Or a new frame?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    Thanks guys ....im intested in the Planet X, the Ribble Neo Corsa, the Dolan full carbon and the Be One Mistral....they are my top choices at the moment ....however Wiggle are saying the 08 Focus Cayo will be coming up for pre-order at the end of september so im considering waiting to see what its like.

    With regards to my own bike and upgrades ....im riding a 9yr old Carrerra Kraken mountain bike. The wheels are buckled, the running gear makes more noise than my father in law and loses its way even more. The frame creaks like my knees in the morning and its heavier than my pregnant wife so upgrading does not really interest me.
     
  10. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i'd go to condor or bob jackson or mercian and get jigged up, show them the money, then 4 weeks later ride away on perfect bike.
     
  11. sloxam

    sloxam New Member

  12. OP
    OP
    got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    :ohmy:Oh jesus effin h Christ that is one tempting looking bike .......i want i want i want.......you may just have swayed my easily swayed mind
     
  13. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    PM'd you again Jason.

    The spec ruby is a nice bike....not that light though...and it's more of a sportive machine than roadie machine....still v.good nonetheless.

    Steve
    My Felt spec compares to that looking at the spec stats there.
     
  14. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    ps. Dont forget you'll need to buy pedals and shoes....or have you included them in your budget?