good make of racer bike

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by rikgrimsby, 14 Apr 2008.

  1. rikgrimsby

    rikgrimsby New Member

    please help me.i go on long distance bike rides(i have a mountain bike tour for this,it is a koga)50/60miles on sat and the same on sun,but am thinking of getting into the racer's.but am not sure what sort to get.can any one help me??ie bike make? i willing to spend up to £500
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    The Specialized Allez is generally accepted as an excellent road bike for £500.
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Giant, Trek Specialized all make good bikes at this pricepoint try not to be swayed by a brand name and instead get a few test rides on various brands and models and see what feels comfortable, falls within budget and that you like and are prepared to live with. If you are near to a Decathlon worth having a look at their range always get good reviews and may get more spec for your buck.
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Try the Ribble winter trainer at 399
  5. Ludwig

    Ludwig Hopeless romantic

    Anything Italian with Columbus tubing will make you stand out from the crowd and blow the field apart at your local time trials.
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    for around £500?
  7. OP

    rikgrimsby New Member

    are bianchi any good?
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Generally Bianchi are good machines but the group set you get with the bike is also to be taken into consideration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Bollocks :biggrin:
  10. OP

    rikgrimsby New Member

    so what bike then i could go up to £700
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Ribble and Focus are good value for money.
  12. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Yarm, Cleveland
  13. OP

    rikgrimsby New Member

    i like the look of the last one,not bad.
  14. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Specialized allez sport. ;)
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    There's a 7005 Ribble with 105 groupset for £725 - fantastic value.
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