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should I buy it ?

  • 29-09-2021 8:43pm
    Posts: 0

    hi all, ,looking for. a new bike, currently have a very good spec carbon race bike, looking for something different, but have a difficult time trying to find something available etc, just like everyone. spotted this, anyone any opinion good or bad, need to ride all year round, down country roads, lane etc, not sure I want to spend that much, but 3k doesn't really get a whole lot these days


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭nicksnikita

    It wouldn’t be for me.

    I cant see how or why it costs €5k.

    But it might be right for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    It looks deadly but... What is it? Is it a gravel bike?

    I'm currently using a carbon cyclocross bike as a do it all trainer on and off road so I definitely understand where you're coming from but it is a feic of a lot of money.

    On the other hand, if I ever want to have one I need brave lads like yourself to buy them, mind them and then sell them to me! :)

    So yeah, if you're a 56, go for it and we'll talk in 2023. Otherwise, you'd have as much fun and functionality out of a carbon cx bike for 2 grand imo.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,222 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    looks like the conversion rate brings it to €4.5k. not that much cheaper than €5k...

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Wireless, electronic gearing will cost you a pretty penny, a BMC with it a small fortune. They make lovely bikes but I'm not a fan of that one.

  • Registered Users Posts: 920 ✭✭✭nicksnikita

    It’s Rival Axs 12-speed though, not the new di2.

    That stuff is weighty.

    Listed weight for the bike is 1kg I see.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭fat bloke

    Ah it's electronic alright, that new Rival axs etap, which is inexplicably heavy. Reportedly 3.2+ kg for just the groupset. 🙄.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,222 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    the slightly more expensive version is reviewed here (force XPLR groupset)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,161 ✭✭✭Paul Kiernan

    It's only rated to take 33c tyres which I don't think is wide enough for gravel/off-road use. That's the same as my Specialized Roubaix, which I wouldn't dream of taking off-road. I also don't see much point of electronic shifting on a x1 setup, the cable works just fine and is much lighter.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    good points, electronic 1x is a bit overkill, I’ve had a few cx bikes, the 1x is grand, wouldn’t be going off-road as such, just a bit of poorly surfaced back roads, and some canal paths