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  • Jelly legsJelly legs Posts: 278
    Sorry should of said ask them to set it up as a road bike for free, and just add the tri bars.

    If evans wont do it speak to Tri uk,in yeovil somerset.
  • AbiBAbiB Posts: 8

    I've scanned through the latest posts and can't see any that are similar to my ask: I'm after a new road bike after having had enough of my Giant OCR entry-level bike! It is the wrong frame size for me and my upper shoulders/neck always cramp up when I cycle over 80km. ... Need a new bike fitted to me and I have about £900 to spend.

    What was the best bike around this price in 2008? I'm thinking of buying last year's model to save some cash so perhaps can look at some on sale which were originally priced over the £1000 mark.... I'd really appreciate some advice from the experts though.

    I need something which will be great to ride for long 100km+ training rides and that will perform well in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. My big goal is a Half-Ironman at the end of the year.

    ......what to buy?

    Cheers! AB
  • GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    Try a 2009 Boardman Team Carbon £999 ask nicely and you'll get at least a 10% discount - awsome bike like s~~t of a stick and puches above its weight.

    Many reviews available online a recommends on this forum and others.

  • Save up a bit more and get this




    That is a fecking bargain if it fits.

    I won't go on and bore you but there is plenty of choice

  • AbiBAbiB Posts: 8
    Brilliant guys - thanx loads for your quick replies. You've given me heaps of ideas so I'll start scoring them against each other to find my answer!


  • han382han382 Posts: 80
    Hi AB,

    Can you let me know how your research goes?-your requirement seem very similar to mine and I'm going to be going through the same process starting May/June. Would be interesting to hear what you think of bikes in this price bracket (reading reviews the Boardman Carbon at £999 is the winner, but reviews aren't always the most accurate).

  • AbiBAbiB Posts: 8
    No probs, han382! I am hoping to be jammy and get the bike Tax-free as I live out in Germany. The Boardman does look great but apparently it is a v low ride position. The Quintana Roo might be more up my street but I'll wait and see. I am probably going to venture across the border into Holland to see what they've got as they know a thing or two about bikes!

    Stay on this thread!

  • BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    My Dolan Mythos hit my £1k budget nicely. Might be worth a look. Ultegra everything and a carbon frame which appears to be stiffer than a corpse after a Viagra overdose.

    Their web-site is pretty appalling, though, and only provides an old link to an article which refers to an out-of-date spec. I can forward a spec sheet if required.
  • JulesJules Posts: 987
    Bopomofo wrote:

    Their web-site is pretty appalling, though, and only provides an old link to an article which refers to an out-of-date spec. I can forward a spec sheet if required.

    I noticed that. It doesn't exactly invite you to buy anything!
  • GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    I do actually have the Boardman and am not just givng review talk, try the sizes to get one that feels right.

  • BEEFBEEF Posts: 43
    Get more bang for your buck and get it on the Cycle2work scheme!
  • Jelly legsJelly legs Posts: 278
    Mate depends if you have the balls but

    Its better to buy from usa at the mo, more for the pound, with the rate of the euro you will get shafted

    or if you hmf get down to

    JHQ Rheindahlen and the american p/x if its still there, if your not they should let you in on your uk driving licence.

    let us know what you get and where you get it

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