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Road Bike for £250-£300 in the UK?

Old 08-16-12, 01:13 PM
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Road Bike for £250-£300 in the UK?

Hi all,

New here so don't know where to post this..

Can someone help me out on choosing a good road bike for this budget?

I don't have a full understanding of brands etc of cycling.

Thanks in advance for help!

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1. Bikeradar may be more useful to you as it's more UK centric than BF.
2. For that budget, I would buy a used bike as new road bikes in that price range are pretty rubbish. If possible, get someone knowledgeable about bikes to assist you in choosing something that isn't crap, and more importantly, which fits you.
3. For the above, consider joining a club. You'll be able to get the advice you need, and with any luck someone will be selling something suitable for cheap.

Where are you located?
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In the UK, there is nothing close to the B'Twin Triban 3 in terms of quality at this price point (£299) for a new road bike. You'd probably pay upwards of £500 for a similarly spec'd bike elsewhere. Search on bikeradar.com and cyclechat.net for more opinions.
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