General Discussion: Cycling


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Brenner
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154 posts since 25/11/11

22 Jul 2020 18:43
2021 seem out but only for pre order.

I was looking at tcr too but don’t fancy any of the colours apart from 2021 models, November delivery however.
Bails78
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692 posts since 6/1/08

22 Jul 2020 18:52
swede wrote:
Bails78 wrote: Has anyone done the cycle to work scheme, or has any thoughts on it? Is it worth it, or am I better off taking out 0% CC and get a bike that way?

yeah i rinsed it last year and was going to again this year but not many mtb groupsets in stock on wiggle atm (i know i could go elsewhere but wiggle is very very easy)

dont take out a CC - you are gonna save money using cyclescheme. if you pay higher rate tax then it works out as like 35% saving on list prices once all the admin fees are paid etc.

You can do the Cycle scheme more than once?

I am contemplating using the FULL £1500 allowance on the bike and then buy the extras out of my own pocket. Spoke with a LBS and they said they could do a Cannondale Caad13 Disc or a BMC Time Machine ALR 105 Disc, or if I want to go the carbon route they will do me a Argon 18 Nitrogen frame and add the wheels, groupset etc… and if get the rest of the stuff from them they can mark it down for the certificate price.

Undecided on what to do? It works out to £125 a month out of my pay for 12 months.
swede
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9074 posts since 21/3/09

22 Jul 2020 19:09
£1500 allowance at £125 a month?? how are you saving any money? or is the bike worth more than that

the idea of cyclescheme is that you get a tax kickback.. not just an interest free loan
Bails78
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692 posts since 6/1/08

22 Jul 2020 19:30
swede wrote: £1500 allowance at £125 a month?? how are you saving any money? or is the bike worth more than that

the idea of cyclescheme is that you get a tax kickback.. not just an interest free loan

The bike is worth more than the £1500
swede
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9074 posts since 21/3/09

22 Jul 2020 19:32
go for it then Ubercool
RAMBO
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791 posts since 27/11/09

22 Jul 2020 19:46
Maybe had a look @ribble too
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

22 Jul 2020 20:45
My SS Evo is the 2020 hi mod spec one. Disc brakes and won bike of the year and lots of other awards. I wouldn’t bother buying a 2019 model or a rim brake bike these days
RAMBO
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791 posts since 27/11/09

22 Jul 2020 20:50
Deffo most of the industry standards are moving to disc. It's becoming harder to find replacement parts for rim and will surely continue. No doubt there will always be a place for entry-level rim brakes but I can't see too many high-end bikes continuing to use them
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

22 Jul 2020 21:23
Brenner wrote: anyone comment on the new supersix evo versus 2019 model? About to pull the plug on 105 disc but found a 2019 same price on rim with ultegra and tempted but might just be blinded by the discount.

New 105 is the sweetspot, basically identical to ultegra just weighs a tiny bit more
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

23 Jul 2020 09:29
Anyone in the UK sell Time bikes? All the dealers listed on their site are dud
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

posted 23 Jul 2020 09:36, edited 23 Jul 2020 09:36
DuffMan wrote:
Brenner wrote: anyone comment on the new supersix evo versus 2019 model? About to pull the plug on 105 disc but found a 2019 same price on rim with ultegra and tempted but might just be blinded by the discount.

New 105 is the sweetspot, basically identical to ultegra just weighs a tiny bit more

+1 for this, 105 spec is a really good price. I only went for the ultegra hi mod because I liked the colours and got a good deal.

The new SS evos aren't the lightest bikes any more but the frame is definitely more 'aero'

Giant TCR are great frames too apparently (ask swede) but their branding is just so boring. you could get a custom frame respray for £500-700 if you wanted though I guess.

@ swiftus - merlin cycles deffo sell time bikes and I think wiggle do as well?
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

23 Jul 2020 09:43
swiftus wrote: Anyone in the UK sell Time bikes? All the dealers listed on their site are dud
Merlin
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

23 Jul 2020 12:22
DuffMan wrote:
Brenner wrote: anyone comment on the new supersix evo versus 2019 model? About to pull the plug on 105 disc but found a 2019 same price on rim with ultegra and tempted but might just be blinded by the discount.

New 105 is the sweetspot, basically identical to ultegra just weighs a tiny bit more
Would it be worth saving £700 on the groupset by getting 105 over Ultegra and investing that into some better wheels?
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

posted 23 Jul 2020 12:25, edited 23 Jul 2020 12:25
Thanks for the above, Merlin don't have any disc brake models, which is odd. Looks like older stock on there.
webfred
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58 posts since 28/3/15

posted 24 Jul 2020 06:57, edited 24 Jul 2020 06:57
Goldie wrote: Supersix Evo 2021 version is out now as well.

Anyone got the 2020 model SS Evo? Or compared it to a TCR Adv Pro? Those 2 are top of my "to try" list for a new bike, want something quick on the flat but also light enough to not be a grueller on the climbs as I ride in Peak District a fair bit. Any other suggestions would be welcome as well.

Also have the 2020 SS Evo with Di2 and discs. It comes in at 7,5 kg with Assioma power-pedals and Bolt. I had a Trek Emonda before, and the new SS is definitely faster. So happy with it (and Cannondale customer service in general). I actually prefer the old, round tube design, but I guess the 2020 is faster, although it is heavier, as mentioned.
Bails78
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692 posts since 6/1/08

24 Jul 2020 09:53
When is the best time to get a saving on a bike? Like when does the new season stock come out, I'm just trying to time my cycle to work scheme purchase to see if I can get a good deal on a bike maybe even Carbon bike.
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

24 Jul 2020 09:57
^ In my experience its always been September October time. worth doing your research now so you can jump as soon as there's discounts.
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

24 Jul 2020 11:15
Bails78 wrote: When is the best time to get a saving on a bike? Like when does the new season stock come out, I'm just trying to time my cycle to work scheme purchase to see if I can get a good deal on a bike maybe even Carbon bike.
I was also wondering this but I'm not sure if the sales are gonna be that great after the covid cycling boom
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

25 Jul 2020 22:08
My goddamn Fargo was nicked just as I was about to fuck off for a week on a camping excursion with it Cry
Had it five years and damn was it good to me.

going to get a 2020 Apex 1 version to replace it. It's boost whereas my 2015 one wasn't, but I'm not thrilled about a 1x setup for it..
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

posted 26 Jul 2020 11:47, edited 26 Jul 2020 11:47
Man, that's a nightmare, Fläsket.

Had a Marin nicked quite a few years ago now - still fucked off about it Evil