N+1 beckons............

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Flying Dodo, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    Seeing as it's been at least a couple of years since I last bought a bike, and bearing in mind the rocky state of the economy, I've decided to help Dave & George out a bit, by boosting spending and buying another bike.

    My current heavy steel commuter bike needs a new chainset, front & rear derailleurs, chain and new brake pads, so as I've been wanting to get something with disc brakes, I figured it would be better to buy another bike. ^_^

    As well as commuting, I'd like to have the option of using it for light touring, so would want something with drop bars. However, after doing a search on disc road bikes, although I was tempted by the Colnago C59, that's a bit OTT for commuting, plus it won't take a rack or mudguards, which would be essential.

    I've seen some good comments about the Genesis CdF and the Boardman CX. Can anyone suggest any other bikes I should consider, in the £1,000 range?
     
  2. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    Look at the caadx 105. RRP £1100, online for about £950, LBS should (and did for me) match that.

    Awesome machine. Very light, good spec, beautifully made and damn fast on the road. I love mine (in case you'd not guessed!) no discs though, but I wanted the lower weight and the brakes are great anyway
     
  3. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    I just happened to be looking for something similar lately and found this. Bit cheaper than £1k but that leaves you money to upgrade bits if you want :tongue:
     
  4. SoloCyclist

    SoloCyclist Guest

    Specialized tricross elite looks nice
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    A hundred quid over the grand but the Kona Honky Inc ticks all your boxes and more.
    A nice mix of Ultegra/105 so great value for money.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    I''m a bit worried that they quote a weight of 14.74 kg - seems a lot for a thin tubed bike.
     
  7. that's a pretty looking bike.
     
  8. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    If it's the whole bike though with rack, discs and 32mm tyres etc that'd be about right.
     
  9. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Trek have the new Crossrip, higher spec (Sora compact) version is £950, not available until November sadly. Lower spec than my Portland, but if the frame's as good (and I'd be surprised if it wasn't) then it'll be worth upgrading as and when. Ian's Kona is lovely though, so for the extra I'd go for that. That said, all of the mentioned shortlist are excellent buys.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    My LBS reckon they'll have a disc Secteur in stock for the beginning of September.
     
  11. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    That looks a superb bike
     
  12. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    That does look really nice. Does it take a rack though? That said, a Brooks and a Carradice works for me
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    They said it does. However, the big question is whether or not there's room for mudguards and studded tyres!
     
  14. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Yebbut he's not gonna want a racist bike, is he?






    Wot?
     
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  15. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    :laugh:

    Don't start Ian on that one again!!
     
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