Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by bpsmith, 1 Jan 2018.
£2k is hardly a bottom end carbon bike?
The Trek certainly wouldn’t be my mug of Darjeeling
Depends what you spec it with I guess, if we’re talking RRP for a 2018 Bike.
Depends what you’re after tbh. That’s the beauty of choice, else we’d all have non black bikes the same as yours.
What's special about the spec of the Trek that makes it £2k. It 'only' has an Ultegra groupset
On your second point, yay, there'd be far more variety of colours being ridden
There's plenty of very good carbon frames available for 2k with a ultegra groupset.
An advert popped up on my browser only yesterday for a 2017 Giant TCR advanced pro, ultegra build for about 2k. That's a serious good bike for 2k, I'd rate that frame on par with most frames at any price.
That Trek is definitely poor value IMO. No way I'd be spending 2k on that.
Also as much as I don’t personally like Specialized bikes (and especially black ones), those that do rave about the frames. £1600 gets you last years ultegra Tarmac for example
Granted I expect the Trek has ‘better’ wheels albeit they are pretty fugly to me
Got something of a bargain carbon bike sorted. Picking up tomorrow with him.
What did he end up with?
Edit: All jokes aside, we’re getting it in the morning. Trek Emonda SL6 Pro. There was a fantastic deal on a 2017 model but they had sold the ne and can’t find the other one at this time. They have therefore offered the 2018 version for the same deal. Can’t argue with that.
Unless the colour doesn't float his boat.
The colour is what he was ideally looking for to start with. It was the 2017 version that he wasn’t sure on as it happens.
Sweet, i hope he enjoys many miles on it. Which shop was it? Might help local ccers chose a bike in future.
It was this that we were going to collect initially:
Then ended up with this for the same price, although without the additional 10% off:
It was a toss up between the 54 and the 52. Only 54 in stock, but looked too big for him even when adjusted to the extreme ends of the seatpost and saddle positions, which is far from ideal in a new bike. 52 duly ordered and arriving end of February.
Sunset Cycles in Cardiff were amazing though, I must admit. The guy who does their bike fitting spent about 2 hours with us and explained everything to my Brother in simple terms and never made him feel intimidated, being new to road bikes.
All things considered, it’s a cracking deal with cracking service too!
They also had the Trek Segafredo version on their Zwift setup in the best red I have ever seen in a bike. I had seen it online, but looked even better in the real world.
My Brother was fancying the Cipollini Bond on display, in green, black and grey camouflage with neon yellow branding and bar tape. Looked superb in fairness, albeit very bling.
The deal very date for the bike came and went. My Brother chased them up as he hadn’t heard anything. They said that the bike never arrived from Trek but not to worry as it’s definitely on the next shipment...at the end of April.
They blamed Trek, but something makes me think that they forgot to order it.
Anyway, after looking around, he fancied something else and got his deposit back.
How does this float your boat @vickster?
His has Ultegra and will soon have deeper rims.
Doesn’t need deeper rims
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