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what do you think of this bike

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by robb, 19 Jun 2008.

  1. robb

    robb New Member

  2. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    This would be a much better buy if they have it in your size:

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.GIANT-SCR-3.0-2007.5-Road-Bike_16827.htm

    Far superior spec. for similar money. Search on the forum for all the favourable comments on the SCR range.

    Hope this helps.
    Gary.
     
  3. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    Location:
    Norwich
    At £350 it looks expensive to me. Steel forks and 8 speed 2200 :smile:
     
  4. robb

    robb New Member

    but what are the raleigh airlites like, i have the option of buying one so what do you think of them?
     
  5. robb

    robb New Member

    the raliegh is my only real option, its that or nothing. could i not upgrade the forks at a later date?
     
  6. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Not 100% right. My SCR4 has steel forks and should have 2200 equipment but came with Sora shifters instead. Ok i paid less but it is worth £350.
    Never really seen or looked at the Airlight properly. Wouldnt be my choice of road bike, i prefere my Giant. Its the same price, and if you go to an ex-factory shop then they are cheaper. The ride is good on them and you can upgrade just about everything on them due to the fact the SCR range frames are all the same.
     
  7. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Upgrading a bike at this price is probably not an economic option. Far cheaper in the long run to buy a better spec bike first off.
     
  8. robb

    robb New Member

  9. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    With the Giantor the Raleigh?
    If its the Giant i do not agree.
     
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    The raleigh would be better. But personally the Gian SCR4 would be best overall i think.
    I would also not advise to by any bike from one of these catologues or from the net. Go to a local bike shop (LBS) and give one a test ride, see them in the flesh and see if they can do you a deal.
     
  11. robb

    robb New Member

    unfortuantly the cataloge is my only option at the minute.
     
  12. robb

    robb New Member

  13. HF2300

    HF2300 Insanity Prawn Boy

    Why?
     
  14. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Dont you have a local bike shop or anything at all? Buying a bike off the internet isnt the best thing.