/ Another Which Carbon Bike about £1k Thread
Think I've narrowed it down to the Boardman Team Carbon http://www.boardmanbikes.com/road/road_team_carbon.html which with 2 lots of 10% discounts I can get reduced from £1300 to £1053, or Kona Zing Supreme http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=95410 which is reduced from £2k to £1070
Both are Shimano 105 and Mavic Aksium wheels, but I don't know a great deal about the finer points of componentry.
Any obvious better buy between those 2 ?
ps I actually like the look of the Kona more, won't be the over-riding factor, but if all else was equal..........
Know its not always a good idea ,but maybe have a look at some reviews of the Kona.
Kona is half price ,which is good.but why is it half price.
I would say you cant go wrong with either.
And the Kona even has an Ultegra rear derailleur. bonus points.
the Kona is also Dogma esque in appearance
Cycling Weekly did a good report on £1k bikes about 6 months ago. Not all were carbon but it had a few on there. A search of their website should find it.
Don't forget Planet X - they have some good deals from time to time.
Having just bought the Boardman a couple of weeks ago, I can testify that it's worth the money, once it's set up correctly. Check it thoroughly before taking out for the first time as the staff at Halford's aren't the best at putting things together. Mine had a loose headset (they hadn't tightened the larger hex bolt inside); loose handlebars (again, bolts not tightened) and the gears were poorly indexed.
I narrowed my search down to the Boardman; Wiggle's Basso (Laguna or Loto); or one of Planet X's offerings. My top budget was £1200.
Thanks to those that replied - been out and got the Boardman this morning :-), plus got 105 pedals for only £35 ( LBS matching Wiggle ) so all good to go !
SO do I head out, or watch the mountain TT .........?
> Know its not always a good idea ,but maybe have a look at some reviews of the Kona.
> Kona is half price ,which is good.but why is it half price.
would have gone for that myself :-)
> I would say you cant go wrong with either.
> And the Kona even has an Ultegra rear derailleur. bonus points.
My brother went to Planet X for his bike on Cyclescheme, it was about £1k and he loves it!
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