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My new ride

Old 07-23-11, 04:56 AM
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My new ride

Got my new bike delivered on Thursday and I am so please.



https://www.wiggle.co.uk/focus-cayo-105-ltd-2011/

A full carbon frame with 105 / FSA components which were very responsive and snappy. It seemed to zip along the roads like I was flying.

If anybody is interested in buying one Wiggle have them reduced to £999 and until the end of the month they have 20% reduced off the full price (and other bikes by using code TOUR20) so I bought this bike for £880 for a FULL CARBON frame.

It was reviewed in UK magazine Cycling Active a few months ago and got 95%

In some of the reviews there is some critism regarding the finish of the frame. To me it looks like there is a sheen on the paintwork which doesn't quite look right. I can easily overlook this when I remember how much I paid and how much of a good ride it is but it might not appeal to all.

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Old 07-23-11, 02:15 PM
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Very nice looking bike. Congratulations!
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sweet, ride the hell out of it!
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Sweet ride and a good deal. Doesn't get better than that.
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WOW, really nice looking bike dude, looks like it time to have some fun.
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Very nice looking! Now go enjoy the hell out of it!
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It is an entry level bike at an entry level price. Nothing exciting about it to deserve a whole new thread to be started for.
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It is an entry level bike at an entry level price. Nothing exciting about it to deserve a whole new thread to be started for.
You mean other than the guy got a new bike that he is proud of and has tried to inform others of the deal going on with it right now? Who pissed in your wheaties?

Any new bike that a member is proud of is worthy of a new thread. I don't give a damn if it is a $600 bike or a $12,000 bike.
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Looks like some miles will fly by on that beast. Now go out and confirm my suspicion.
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me likey!
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Enjoy the beast, and put lot's o' miles on it. Wear it out and buy a new one again.
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Wow. Focus are making some great bikes these days - awesome price! Ride the hell out of it

question - what's the difference between the Cayo and the Izalco?
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
It is an entry level bike at an entry level price. Nothing exciting about it to deserve a whole new thread to be started for.
And I thought road snobs were a myth.
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focus makes some nice bikes! congrats, have fun with it!
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
It is an entry level bike at an entry level price. Nothing exciting about it to deserve a whole new thread to be started for.
What an a-hole thing to post.
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Congrats. Its a nice ride! Saw one today in the LBS, They are sweet. Dont let the dude on his period get to you.
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Nice and good looking. I Like the fork and the design in the chain ring.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
It is an entry level bike at an entry level price. Nothing exciting about it to deserve a whole new thread to be started for.


Incorrect on all points.
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Thanks all for your comments (well mostly).

These days, like most no doubt, I need to buy things on a budget and I thought this was a great looking bike with a good spec and reviews for a fantastic price so couldn't resist.
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You did well! Enjoy!
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You done good! But what is "Wiggle"?. Now go out there and ride that steed!
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Originally Posted by Marauder9
...so I bought this bike for £880 for a FULL CARBON frame.
That's like...uh...$8394 in real money isn't it?

Nice bike!
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You done good! But what is "Wiggle"?. Now go out there and ride that steed!
wiggle.com, its an online cycling retailer from the UK
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