Road bike $800-$900

glengood
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Road bike $800-$900

Postby glengood » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi,

I am looking to buy my first Road bike and would like to spend $800-$900 dollars. Wiggle is currently having a special for their new AUD site, and the Boardman Team can be had for $806 dollars until the 18th of October. Can anyone think of a better bike in this price range ?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman-team/

jasonc
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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:49 pm

don't know what state you are in, but goldcross cycles have a 50% off sale on last years model - qld and vic

glengood
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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby glengood » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Based in Adelaide unfortunately, but thanks anyway!

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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:14 pm

check out bikeexchange too. it's a good source for who has what

btw - i like the boardman bikes (was looking at the SLR 9.0 myself) - a workmate and his wife both have a boardman

wiggle have service agents - my local service agent has a boardman on show. try yours:

Whippets Workshop
11 Stepney Street,
Stepney,
South Australia, 5069
T: (08) 8363 2497
sales@whippetsworkshop.com

glengood
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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby glengood » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:35 pm

Had no idea Wiggle offered this service, great to have that extra peace of mind, thanks again jasonc!

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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:38 pm

glengood wrote:Had no idea Wiggle offered this service, great to have that extra peace of mind, thanks again jasonc!


i think i spend to much time and money here

EDIT: I've ridden a team boardman, sadly only through a carpark. felt nice. very solid, responsive.

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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby usernameforme » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:21 pm

glengood wrote:Based in Adelaide unfortunately, but thanks anyway!

Super Elliots are running out a few models in your price range, worth a look

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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby TZ2102 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:05 pm

Look at:

Trek 1.2
Cannondale CAAD 8 (Just bought this)
Giant Defy
Specialized Allez Sport

glengood
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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby glengood » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:32 pm

Cheers - turns out it was a pricing error on wiggle anyway and the bike is actually $1250 delivered, which makes it pretty average - and so I will definately be able to spend more time looking around at some of the models suggested.

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Re: Road bike $800-$900

Postby Phil » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Just picked up a 2011 Oppy A4 (Tiagra 9 spd & Mavic Aksium wheelset) for $800 brand new to go on my indoor trainer - as the other half would rather I had N+1 than drag a bike up and down the stairs a few times a week.

Reckon I can use it on the trainer for a couple of years and probably still sell it for $600. Rides surprisingly well - just dont try it with a trainer tyre on ;-)
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