Cycle to work scheme, best sub £1000 road bike?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by fluidz, May 11, 2010.

  1. fluidz

    fluidz New Member

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    Hi,

    Having been introduced to the cycle to work scheme by my employer I'm now ready to upgrade my Giant OCR3 road bike (which is a great beginners bike by all means) for a more pleasurable experience on the road.

    I've been given a quota max of £1000 to spend here Wheelies Direct - Bikes and having been a bicycle rider for many years I haven't brushed up on my cycle knowledge enough to choose a bike for its best features, so i'm asking for your help.

    I'm looking for speed and comfort. I'm a rather fast rider and will be looking to travel long distances.

    Any help with recommendations from that link would be great. Thanks.
     
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  2. fluidz

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    Cyclocross bikes are more versatile for anything you may have to deal with on or off road. You can run skinny tires or fatter tires for more challenging conditions.

    This Dawes comes in under budget:

    Wheelies Direct - Dawes Edge X 2010

    If you don't like the lower gearing, you could always change it later with the money you saved, but I'd give it a go.

    Maybe you can test ride one, first?

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