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Which one of Evans clearance bikes would you choose?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Slick, 2 Feb 2018.

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  1. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I've been incredibly underwhelmed every time I've been in Evans to look at bikes.
    The staff generally seemed uninterested and just directed me to the website when I wanted to know about various options etc. Their loss.

    So I went to Cycle Surgery with my C2W letter and bought this:
    https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/giant-contend-sl-1-disc-2018-Q2214187.html?colour=3399

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    They have a sale on with some really good reductions including this in M-L which I think will be your size, reduced from £1549 to £999 - now with an extra 10% off:
    https://www.cyclesurgery.com/p/giant-defy-advanced-3-2017-Q2210456.html?colour=2924
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    No, discs aren't a requirement and that Rutland price is a 100 quid cheaper than my Lbs.
    Looks like excellent value.
     
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Rutland don’t have the best rep if you can buy elsewhere?
     
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    Starting to get to the nitty gritty now. Aluminium v Carbon. Which is best from that 3?
     
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    I reckon my Lbs would source one for me. That's what happened last year with the equilibrium from Wigan iirc.
     
  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Only you can answer that question. Best is completely subjective and could mean anything

    I'd get the Genesis because it's not a Giant ;)
     
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    What about purely value?
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Oh and hydro disc brifters are no good to me and are a f'ugly abomination on a bike!
     
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  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Define value

    Can you go test ride them all?
     
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    Bang for buck, quality of components and frame. I suppose it's like comparing apples and oranges. I could definitely get a run on the genesis but not sure about the other two.
     
  11. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I genuinely rate the Giant Contend SL1 Disc - I haven't ridden any of my other bike since I collected it and it might be my favourite bike, although I really need to ride it back to back with my "best" carbon bike first before making that sort of statement. It really is that good.

    In purely value for money terms its hard to look past that Giant Defy Advanced 3 at the money though - if it's the right bike for you it's an absolute steal at that price.

    Rude! :laugh:
     
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  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It's just different, I don't think I've ever seen a Zero in the wilds. This weekend if out around here I'll likely see a dozen Giants. Good bikes, hence popular with the MAMIL set ...but not different and interesting
     
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    Slick

    Slick Über Member

    Thanks for all the tips and advice. I reckon I'll get a run on the Genesis on Sunday and mull over the Giant. I am a bit like @vickster in respect to looking for something a bit different but I already own a Genesis that I think is brilliant.

    My heads starting to hurt.
     
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  14. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    You don't see too many Giants round here - every other bike seems to be either a Spesh or a Cannonball
     
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yep wouldn't have one of those either.
     
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