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Specialized Tricross 2011 Bike Sale – Save £262

Specialized Tricross 2011 - Save £262 - Was £749.99 - Now £487.49

Specialized Tricross 2011 - Save £262 - Was £749.99 - Now £487.49

Please Note – since posting the price of the Specialized Tricross has risen to £549.97.  This is still a very good price but not quite the outstanding price of £487.49.

The Specialized Tricross is a great winter road bike for under £500. It’s basically a fast road bike with a slightly more relaxed geometry and zertz inserts for a more comfortable and compliant ride.  This make the Specialized Tricross an incredibly versatile cycle. It could happily be classified within road bikes, cross bikes, or hybrid bikes and would shine in whichever category. I usually look for bike sales for cycles in the £1000 + category but this Specialized Tricross seems such a bargain I just had to include it.  There are very little quality road bikes for under £500 and the Tricross is that and so much more. A really great winter ride that you’ll definitely want to clean up for the summer!

Specialized Tricross 2011 road bike 35% DISCOUNT!!| – £487.49

How Much?

£487.49 – reduced from £749.99 and I defy anyone to find it cheaper!

What Sizes?

Available in the 2 most popular sizes – 54cm and 56cm which should suit anyone between 5’6″ and 6′.

Where from?

Currently available at this remarkable price from:

www.cyclestore.co.uk

Why wouldn’t I want it?

Maybe you want an out-and-out road bike and you’ll sacrifice a world of comfort for that extra ounce of pace or maybe you’re in a Brewster like conundrum and it just isn’t expensive enough..

Why would I want it?

You know the value of comfort in maintaining your real pace and know that a quality big brand road bike for under £500 is as rare as taxi driver stopping outside a cycle lane.

Any reviews?

Glowing review of the Specialised Tricross here at BikeRadar (both site and user reviews):

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/cyclo-cross/product/review-specialized-bicycles-tricross-sport-09-33640/#user_reviews

And another here at TredzBlog:

http://www.tredzblog.co.uk/2011/07/specialized-tricross-review.html

 

 

 

 

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2011 CUBE SL Cross Team Bike Sale – Save £300

2011 CUBE SL Cross - Save £300 - Was £929 - Now £629

2011 CUBE SL Cross Team - Save £300 - Was £929 - Now £629

Now – even with a £300 saving the Cube SL Cross Team is still fairly pricey for a hybrid bike but, when you start looking at the specs you soon see why. It’s fantastically equipped with full Shimano Deore gearing and shifters and Shimano 105 hubs, but the real eye-opener is the weight! At less than 10 kilo’s the Cube SL Cross Team is one of the lightest hybrid / commuter / cross bikes you can buy. To put it in perspective, it’s almost 50% lighter than my winter commuter bike which is a Ridgeback Voyage touring bike and the Cube looks even more capable of handling rough roads and light trails. It’s also one of the few cross bike with flat-bars for those who prefer them the drops but still want a ride with that road-bike performance.
Cube SL Cross Team – 2011 – Mens Hybrid | Hargroves Cycles
How much?

£629 – reduced from £929

Almost 30% discount on this classy cross bike.  I can’t find it for this price anywhere else.

What sizes?

Incredibly, all sizes are still available at the time of writing.

Where from?


Why wouldn’t I want it?

Maybe you’re lucky enough to live where the roads are beautifully maintained, but for those of us who don’t live in Switzerland…
Why would I want it?

You want a fast, classy commuter or ‘do anything except a mountain’ bike from strong German brand with fantastic kit and a great look.  Also you might fancy some touring or long distance rides and need the comfort of a touring bike but with some extra the extra speed of a lightweight road bike.

Any reviews?

Not much in the way of reviews for this specific bike but Cube cycles are German engineered and know for the quality of their cycles (finish, weight etc.)

There’s a blog entry here from a Russian guy who did a lot of research and ended up buying the Cube SL Cross Race and seems delighted with it:

http://forums.mtbr.com/bike-frame-discussion/road-hybrid-brevets-cross-trail-please-need-advice-667106.html

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2011 Commencal Ramones CrMo Bike Sale – Save £800

2011 Commencal Ramones CrMo - Save £800 - Was £1799 - Now £999

2011 Commencal Ramones CrMo - Save £800 - Was £1799 - Now £999

This steel framed hardcore mountain bike is one of the most interesting bike sales we’ve seen.  Why more people don’t ride steel bikes is beyond us. Beautiful bike and heavily discounted, this 2011 Commencal Ramones CrMo is an absolute ste(e)al!

Commencal Ramones CrMo Bike – Merlin Cycles

How Much?

£999 – reduced from £1799 + an extra £100 discount in the current sale (shows in shopping basket at £899

What sizes?

All sizes currently available but low stock on the large frame at time of writing.

Where from?

Currently available from:

Merlin Cycles

Why wouldn’t I want it?

Maybe you do a lot of downhill biking and need full suspension.

Why would I want it?

You want to stand out from the crowd with a classy bike that’s both different and brilliant.  You can spend long days in the saddle and would benefit from the comfort of the beautiful steel frame. You appreciate an absolute bargain when you see one.

Where can I find out more?

Not a lot of reviews of the Commencal Ramones CrMo, but those in the know start drooling at the mention of this bike.  If you want to check out the Commencal website it should tell you all you need to know:

http://www.commencal.com/web/en/bicycles-en/model/ramones/ramones-crmo-2011

 

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2011 SPECIALIZED ALLEZ COMP Bike Sale – Save £500

2011 SPECIALIZED ALLEZ COMP

2011 SPECIALIZED ALLEZ COMP - Save £500

Fantastic 40% off this great bike.  Specialized are a much sought after marque and their Allez bikes are very stiff and very fast.  This bike retailed at £1249 so represents a fantastic saving at £749.

Specialized Allez Comp – 2011 – Road Bike | Hargroves Cycles

How Much?

£749 –  reduced from £1249

Can’t find this for less than a grand anywhere else – this is a true bargain.

What Sizes?

Only the small 49cm frame is available.

Where from?

Currently available from:
HargrovesCycles.co.uk


Why wouldn’t I want it?

You’re tall or looking for a plush ride.

Why would I want it?

You never want to be overtaken again by a mountain bike, hybrid bike, motor scooter…

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About the Bike Sale Blog


I have often found myself on the wrong bike. Cycling from coast to coast on a bike with a fixed gear – Careering down a rutted farm track before climbing a muddy banking on a road bike with velodrome tyres – Competing in a competetive hill climb on a steel touring bike complete with mud guards and panier racks.

I’m always looking for fabulous bike sales where I can pick up a great new bike at a fantastic price that will change my cycling life. I’ve never got a specific bike in mind, but it has to be such a great bike sale that I can justify squeezing it into the overcrowded garage. A better bike for a new purpose at a price that nobody could resist.

I spend ages searching through the best deals offered by the big online cycle retailers like Wiggle, Halfords, Chain Reaction cycles, Merlin and many others looking for a wonderful bike sale.  When I find the best looking bargain I then spend ages checking I can’t find it cheaper elsewhere. Then I find all the reviews I can to check it really is as good a sale as I think it is. And finally, when I’m completely happy, I go to buy it only to find that it’s only available in frame sizes to suit those cyclists who are under 5″ or over 7″ (which I’m not) and then I start all over again.

Thought I might as well share all the work I’ve been doing with you.  You’ll only find the best of the bargains here, and I’ll make sure it’s the lowest sale price on that particular bike that I can find.  I’ll post the links to the reviews and blog entires I can find and hopefully help you out but cutting out the work you need to put in to find the perfect bike on sale. If you sign up to my newsletter you’ll be the first to know when I find another true bike sale bargain.

Jason

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