Paul W
Posted by

A new bike

Paul W
Posted by
09 Jun 2014

I have decided a road bike might be better suited to the Bikeathon than my hybrid, as if I needed an excuse to buy a new bike!

So I took the plunge on Friday and ordered a new road bike to help train for the Bikeathon and went for the 2014 Trek 1.1. It was at the upper end of my price range but it's a nice looking bike and it will help get me into a different frame of mind as the Hybrid is my commuting bike.

i should be picking it up today or tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes.

Comments

09.06.2014

Looking good Paul! What does it ride like?

I'm in the market for a bike actually for the London Bikeathon - do you mind me asking how much it cost and where you got it from? Good luck with all the training and thank you so much for all your support - it's thanks to people like you that I'm still here today.

Andy

09.06.2014

it cost £600 from Evans and I spent an extra £35 of a set of race mudguards and £30 on SPD pedals to replace those that came with the bike.

I've only taken it out for a quick spin around the block and it's a completely different ride than the hybrid. I'm looking forward to going for a longer ride.

11.06.2014

I don't know an awful lot about bikes but I have been doing a little look around recently with the view of purchasing my own bike for the Bikeathon and that sounds like a pretty decent deal to me. Good luck with the rest of the training and reaching that £100 fundraising target to get yourself one of those cycling jerseys!