Hello all! I've recently found out that I can avail of the btw scheme,and for the past month I've been trying to pick out one. The only thing that I've settled on is that I'm going to spend the full €1k on the bike and buy any gear myself.
Up until yesterday all my research was online, (most of it probably from here!) I got to look over the whole bike thing, gears/brakes (seen a list of worst-best somewhere but cant findit now) and frame types, but I think they're all pretty similar for my price range.
I had a good look at the €1000 bike list, but I'm certain the Cube mentioned on it is different to the one I'm looking at. The Cube Peleton Race 2012, but I'm not sure on the compact or the triple bike (again,dont know the difference), so any info would be great!
So I went into town(Sligo) to see if I could price them locally, but non of them stocked them, the only one I haven't gone to is flanagans cycles. According to the guy in chain driven cycles, I'd be better off spending the whole fund on the bike as "the difference between a €700 and 1k is huge, but the difference between 1k and 1.5k isnt as big?! He also suggested the Bottecchia was a better value for money than the Cube. I then ventured to Gary Cycles, where I was told they had the Cubein last year, but they didnt sell too well,so they dont have them stocked this year. He said that he had last years Trek 1.5 for €1050,plus a few small extras, but that this years 1.2 was inor around the same price. Should I find out these bike specs before commiting to any bike in particular?
Thanks in advance!! (also the space bar on this laptop doesn't work too well! sorry)