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I need a road bike but i have only got 350 pounds any ideas

W3LLZY 07 Sep 11:40  

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I have a Giant NRS3 which is good for going on track and in the woods but it is hard work on the road i have just done 17 miles on it and it took me 1 hour 35 and it was a killer lol i am not a serious rider just tring to get a bit fitter .

happy 07 Sep 13:15  

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I've heard a lot of good things about the hybrid Boardman bikes, although they are probably a tad out of your price range starting about 500ish.

Did you have anything in mind specifically?

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W3LLZY 07 Sep 20:03  

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Not realy it just hard going on the bike i have at the moment for on the road


alas58 07 Sep 20:53  

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The Trek 7.1FX has had good reviews from cycle plus.

It is a urban hybrid but should be lighter than your bike.

I have a 7.2 on order for £400, the 7.1 is listed at £350 but you may pick one up for under £300 in the sales.

Good luck on your hunt.


dudley 08 Sep 08:23  

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If you are happy with a second hand bike, EBAY often has some cracking bargains.
Know what size you need,
know what you are looking for, and ask for extra, more detailed photos if you are unclear of anything.

£300 could go a long way on Ebay

Depending on where you live, there may be lots in your local area, and you'll be able to view.
If you live in the a&se end of nowhere, you'll have to rely on the internet.

A friend recently bought a six month old Boardman Team Carbon (£999.99 new) for £450 on Ebay - you could hardly tell it had been ridden.

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W3LLZY 08 Sep 09:21  

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Not sure what size i need i will have to go the our bike shop to fined out i am 5ft10, there are so many frame sizes on ebay so realy need to no what size to get



annieslandmissile 09 Sep 17:43  

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Hi for £350 you could try the Carerra TDF or Virtuoso Road bikes they look good! I ve had a Carerra Hybrid and its been one of the best buys ever! Worth checking them out!

I bought the Boardman Team Road 2011 just 3 months ago and so far its been very good!!
If you can push your budget up slightly the Boardman range starts about £500.

Wow dudley that s a good deal on ebay, a Team Carbon new at £999, going for £450 and only 6 months old!! (Bargain!)

Good luck in finding a nice road bike!



annieslandmissile 09 Sep 17:48  

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For size wise, i m 5ft 11 and I went for a 54" frame, basically large. I just am on the balls or tip toes of my feet as i m in a standstill position.


alas58 15 Sep 20:02  

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Hi, Did you get a bike to suit your needs?


W3LLZY 16 Sep 17:08  

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Yes i think so been to Thomas's Cycle Revolution in colchester and i realy like the
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W3LLZY 16 Sep 17:12  

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Just need a cycling buddy in colchetser would be good



domgaff 17 Sep 19:06  

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rutland cycles has a raleigh airlite 100 for £320


sarkymark 19 Sep 09:50  

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Echo the sentiments above re: the Carrera TDF. I bought a TDF SE from Halfords about 6 years ago - they were only 200 pounds then! I've just had it serviced again and it's fantastic. Get good speed (albeit it's not the fastest bike you can get) - the only problem is the tyres I had haven't always lasted. Good ride tho and great value for money.

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cardifftaxis 01 Mar 19:20  

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Ive had a Carrera mountain bike for about a year now,cost approx £280,and ive never had a problem with it,and find it a very good bike.
Ive recently bought a Carrera road bike too,and this too is a very well built bike.


heygeno 20 Mar 10:37  

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Hi I got the Carrera Zelos two weeks ago for £300 and its really good, great starting bike.


paulieraw 24 Sep 15:51  

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If you can't afford a good new one the principle being always buy the best you can afford, then buy a good used one, I have bough two bikes from ebay that have serv ed me well for years and saved pounds. You are more likely to use a good bike than a rubbish one.


melredz28 12 Jan 00:07  

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Hi if you are still looking for a bike I have a carrerra zelos 06in red and white only been used 3 to 4 times, £200 let me know


ri9rashed 06 May 13:52  

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Hi,

I have a suggestion for you to search out at Amazon.com for Schwinn Discover. This may fit as your demand.


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