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  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    I think you’ll have to be very lucky to find what you’re looking for within your budget in current environment. I haven’t seen disc 105 for under a grand in a while and your only hope in normal times recently would be to pick something up in the sales. From what I can see though there’s very little being discounted by the shops given that supply is so tight.

    Sorry not to have some positive ideas but I think you will need to compromise on at least one of: disc, 105, new, 1k.


  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ ARX


    Mr. Cats wrote: »
    I think you’ll have to be very lucky to find what you’re looking for within your budget in current environment. I haven’t seen disc 105 for under a grand in a while and your only hope in normal times recently would be to pick something up in the sales. From what I can see though there’s very little being discounted by the shops given that supply is so tight.

    Sorry not to have some positive ideas but I think you will need to compromise on at least one of: disc, 105, new, 1k.
    Cheapest Canyon 105 disc is 1.5K, cheapest Rose ditto is 1750.

    If you had a groupset & brakes, a frameset from Ribble could make sense (afaik framesets attract 4% duty, not the 14% that bikes attract).

    I can't see you doing any better than Decathlon.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,806 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Thsnks. And on the Decathlon bike above, any thoughts on it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,697 ✭✭✭ CantGetNoSleep


    Thsnks. And on the Decathlon bike above, any thoughts on it?

    Wheels are not great on stock Decathlon bikes these days I hear. They have their own wheels now and no longer Mavic Aksiums or something. Other than that they get good feedback. Not sure if the brakes are full hydraulic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,183 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Wheels are not great on stock Decathlon bikes these days I hear. They have their own wheels now and no longer Mavic Aksiums or something. Other than that they get good feedback. Not sure if the brakes are full hydraulic.


    R7000 shifters is the give away. I think the R7020 are the hydraulic ones.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,829 ✭✭✭ Dr_Colossus


    I’d stick with second hand and keep scouring the usual places, you may get lucky but supply and demand much different now I guess.

    Having gone through the sidewalls of two sets of Mavic Ksyrium wheelsets on my old carbon bike I was on the look out for a commuter with discs. Bought a Cube Attaic with 11 speed 105, hydraulic discs for €400 from a Boards member here on the Cycling Adverts section about 18 months ago. Just had to get another set of pedals and some mudguards and was all set. Been going well since with maybe 5k km clocked (still use the better bike also) although discs are not as good as I was imagining. I was expecting to be stuck to the road with hydraulic discs and while they are good if a bit squeaky at times I have DuraAce with Swisstop pads on the better bike and they’re not that different in terms of stopping power.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Weepsie


    Trp Hy/RDS are the giveaway. They're cable actuated hydraulic brakes.

    They're quite good when set up properly, but I don't see anyway you'll get hydraulic brakes on a bike under a grand. Even the tiagra hydraulic bikes are being priced from 1300 up.


    There are plenty of genuine non nicked bikes being sold too though, so I wouldn't necessarily write off second hand.

    I've just got myself an argon18 xroad frame and stuck a force groupset on it and used wheels I had.

    A once 2grand frame and 800quid groupset and it's cost me a fraction of that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 388 ✭✭ ARX


    Spec is great for the money, takes fat tyres, but there seems to be a known problem with the wheels, google 'rc520 wheels problems'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    If youre willing to go sora there’s the trek domaine alu with carbon forks for 1.1k…

    https://www.thinkbike.ie/bikes/road-bikes/2021-trek-domane-al-3-disc-road-bike-in-lithium-grey-volt__5965


  • Registered Users Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ Large bottle small glass


    Buy the Triban.

    If the wheels are weak point, it's probably just build quality. Give a good wheel builder a few quids to check tensions and stress relief as necessary.

    It'll save you doing it later


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  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ Mr. Cats


    Mr. Cats wrote: »
    If youre willing to go sora there’s the trek domaine alu with carbon forks for 1.1k…

    https://www.thinkbike.ie/bikes/road-bikes/2021-trek-domane-al-3-disc-road-bike-in-lithium-grey-volt__5965

    Sorry that was a terrible suggestion, don’t really know why I posted it. If you’re anyway mechanically minded at all, building up something yourself is a great thing to do. Sourcing the parts, learning how to put them together and having something that you really know every bit of at the end is very rewarding. You can choose between new and secondhand bits as you go, depending on availability and budget. The 2 key parts to source are frame and groupset. There’s a new 105 hydro groupset on adverts currently asking 600. Might be a little pricey given list price but at least gives an idea. Disc frames are a little rarer but you could try a wanted ad here. Anyway with some careful planning and compromises you should be able to build something up for close to budget.


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