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by newtotouring
7 Feb 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 bike
Replies: 45
Views: 3348

Re: £800 bike

Has anyone got a Verenti Substance? I've read varying reports on them so wasn't sure what to make of them.
by newtotouring
7 Feb 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 bike
Replies: 45
Views: 3348

Re: £800 bike

Brilliant. Thanks for the suggestions and if anyone has anymore to contribute please keep the ideas coming. Looks like I have plenty of research to do!
by newtotouring
7 Feb 2018, 3:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £800 bike
Replies: 45
Views: 3348

£800 bike

Hi

I have £800 to spend on a new bike. It'll be used mostly for commuting and weekend rides and for a few days touring each year.

I have been thinking of a Croix de Fer 10 or something similar. Any helpful views/reviews of other folk's similar bikes would be most welcome to help me decide.

Thanks
by newtotouring
3 Apr 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?

Thanks Si, Bonefishblues and Rusty Spanner. Some excellent info gained from your insights. I think I might be swaying towards the Revolt. It seems the most fun unloaded and can still fit 35s or 40s no bother as well as take a a few days touring. I shall report back on my final decision. Very many th...
by newtotouring
2 Apr 2017, 7:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?

Many thanks to everyone for their contributions on this. In answer to your question MarcusT - I had a Giant defy 3 (which I no longer have) but it was a decent fit and the fit chart from Giant seems to have me in the same part of the chart for the Revolt, if that makes sense? Any more bike suggestio...
by newtotouring
1 Apr 2017, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Giant Revolt 2 OR Dawes Galaxy cromo?

I'm looking to buy one of these two in the next week or two. It'll be used mostly as a try to regain some fitness/ride to work bike and mostly for weekend jaunts of around 30-50 miles all being well, but I would like to have a go at touring with a tent this Summer. Not sure what one would be most co...
by newtotouring
27 Jan 2016, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tour de Fer 10 (2016) vs Dawes Galaxy Cross 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Tour de Fer 10 (2016) vs Dawes Galaxy Cross 2015

Can anyone tell me if they're is much point in me shelling out the extra money for the Genesis bike over the Dawes Galaxy Cromo? They both look in and around the same weight too. I'm hoping to buy one or the other soon for a two week tour and then to use for commuting duties mostly. http://www.genes...
by newtotouring
16 Aug 2015, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Croix de fer 10 (ie.2015) vs Surly Cross Check
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Croix de fer 10 (ie.2015) vs Surly Cross Check

Anyone got any experience of having ridden and compared both of these bikes :

Genesis Croix de fer 10 vs. the Surly Cross Check. I've only ridden the Croix de fer 20 (2015 ie. 725 frame).

Thanks
by newtotouring
3 Aug 2015, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kona Dew 2015 sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Re: Kona Dew 2015 sizing

Thanks for the reply DevonDamo.

Maybe the 59cm bike will be a better option for me then. I'll maybe give Wiggle a call before ordering.

Thanks again.
by newtotouring
2 Aug 2015, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kona Dew 2015 sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Kona Dew 2015 sizing

Hello folks I am looking to buy this bike as a cheap commuter and potential 2-3 day touring bike but I have little experience of hybrid bikes. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kona-dewey-2015/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360675170&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=5360675170uk&utm_source=google...
by newtotouring
1 Jul 2015, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bianchi Volpe disc vs Croix de fer vs Surly Cross Check
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Bianchi Volpe disc vs Croix de fer vs Surly Cross Check

Hello all I have liked the look of this Bianchi bike for a few year now (well, the canti version) and only today found out that you can buy one of these in the UK. Any thoughts on this Bianchi bike in relation to the Croix de fer 2015 or the Cross Check 2015? I have tried out a 54cm 2015 Croix and i...
by newtotouring
17 Dec 2014, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium
Replies: 26
Views: 3295

Re: Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium

Many thanks to everyone for posting here.

This has all been really useful.

Looks like it will either be a Vaya or a Spa Cycles tourer for me! :D

I'm gonna go test ride them both in January :)

Thanks again to everyone.
by newtotouring
12 Dec 2014, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium
Replies: 26
Views: 3295

Salsa Vaya 3 vs Spa Audax vs Equilibrium

Hello all I've been thinking about my new bike purchase for a while now and I have narrowed it down to a few bikes. The Salsa Vaya 3 seems a good all round option for commuting and touring. The Spa Audax bike seems very practical but is only available in black which I'm not so fussed on colour wise....
by newtotouring
7 Apr 2014, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size Dawes Clubman?
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: What size Dawes Clubman?

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts on this. 531colin this is the closest geometry wise that I could find. An older model but I take it still the same geometry. I did have a Dawes Horizon last year (2012 - 53cm) and it was confortable but I wouldn't have wanted it to have been any larger. Again, ...
by newtotouring
6 Apr 2014, 11:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What size Dawes Clubman?
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: What size Dawes Clubman?

Thanks to both of you for replying. Please keep the information on this coming as I live well away from a Dawes dealer with one of these bikes in stock.

Any suggestions on an alternative light touring bike in the range of about £700-800 welcome also.

Many thanks.