I want to buy a road bike, where do I get a bargain ?

I’d like to buy a road bike for me, I don’t care if it is a 2009-2010 model, or if it has defects of the colours, but I want to get a bargain.
Please can you tell me which site in the UK has the lowest prices ?

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5 Responses to “I want to buy a road bike, where do I get a bargain ?”

  1. wle ņ│ã∩╬α ░░▒▓▓▒░░ says:


    you probably don;t know enough about bikes to get the right one unless you go to a bike store

    i would do that
    go to a bike store that also has used bikes


  2. Mtrlpqbiker says:

    Before you go any farther, you might give people an idea of how much you are prepared to spend. New bikes generally retail at about a 30-35% markup over wholesale. So don’t expect to buy something at that huge a discount over suggested retail. If the seller tells you that the discount is bigger than that, they are probably inflating the original price. Also, you are probably not going to find many 2 year old bikes on the internet, and if you do, they will probably be in odd sizes. If frames have cosmetic defects, they may not carry a manufacturer’s warranty. If you are looking at bikes from previous years you might be better off looking at local shops to see if they have any previous year models left over. Remember, a bargain is only a bargain if it fits, you have not provided any information that would give an idea about what size bike you need. If you don’t know what size you need, you should not be buying online.

  3. Aza18196 says:

    There are various places to go, but if you want a decent road bike, and whether your just starting getting into the sport, or are competing, id suggest getting one from a decent manufacturer. for example, avoid place such as halfords and other retail stores such as asda and tesco, try to go to a specialist bike shop near you, where you can get proffesional advice, I work with bikes at a specialist shop, the manufacturer Giant is opening up stores all over the UK, Giant or Specialized are definately two of the leading brands in cycling.

    As for type of bike, well ill give you two of my suggestions; from Giant:

    For a new starter (ie doing a bit of road riding/getting into the sport and starting competing, also slightly cheaper): http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bikes/model/defy.1/7842/45446/

    For a more advanced Rider (competitive Riding, often at peak performace): http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bikes/model/tcr.0/7838/45437/

    Also Remember there are different models of both the TCR and Defy (look down the left hand column on the webpage) if you like what you see, take a look at where the stores are in the UK! If there isnt one close to you, many cycling retailers stock giant bikes and would be able to get these in for you.

    And can i add, if your not sure on the size, try getting body scanned at one of the stores themselves, which is relatively cheap and they can set the bike up EXACTLY how you need it, or just ask a professionals advice

    Hope this helps, happy searching (:

  4. Dan C says:

    If you know about bikes then ordering online might be an option. Many online retailers will supply the bike in parts for you to assemble, and for novices this can cause problems.

    Your best bet is to find a good local cycle shop. Walk in, tell them your budget and they will show you what they have. You can usually try out one or two to get a feel for it. A good shop will also be able to recommend an appropriate sized bike.

    If you know a bit about bikes then you might consider looking at second hand parts and having a bike built up that way. Look on reviews for older models of bikes too, then see which good ones appear second hand. Beware of stolen gear though, if the price is too good to be true then its possibly nicked.

  5. Clive C says:

    This one is the best Road bike. I like this bike very very much……..
    Schwinn Katana Road Bike

    product Features
    – Entry-level road bike with ultra-light aluminum frame
    – 14-speed Shimano drivetrain and shifters with A050 rear derailleur
    – Tru-Vativ IsoFlow alloy cranks; alloy wheels, and paired spokes
    – Ideal for morning commutes or casual city riding
    – 54cm frame size is appropriate for riders 5’6" to 5’9"; 58cm frame size is appropriate for riders 5’10 to 6’1"

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