Seems like an insane price for a brand new carbon bike with the latest 105 group set.
The staff said it's a one week sale.
Please put the price and store name in the title.
One of the reviews - "dream car" :)
Here's a detailed review of it https://road.cc/content/review/246049-btwin-ultra-900-cf-105
For anybody wondering.
What is the bargain? $25 off RRP?
The product page says $1499.
66% off, with full price at $2999. $1499 is the initial sale price as it's end of line, $999 is for next week only
Great price, but no way is that a $2999 bike. $2000 at most, and even that's a stretch.
@prhino: 1500-1800 bike
@prhino: You can get a better name brand in a bike that is carbon with a 105 set for under 2K. You can't for $999 though, that's for sure. I'd price it at maybe $1500-$1700.
@bk1973: Yup. $800 for the groupset alone. Bargain.
@kickling: 105s groupset alone would be at most $600 but if you add the carbon frame and the rest, under $1000 is a bargain if you don't care about a brand name. A brand name one with 105s alone would be over $1000
@JCRALLYART: Would love to see where I can get R7000 gruppo for $600…
Not available for delivery and all local stores have low/no stock!!!!!
I haven’t completed checkout but it looks like it is available for delivery for me…?
Edit: scratch that. Quoting $200 shipping. No stores in WA.
My shipping was $92.68 to Brisbane
No pedals. /jv
And no rider, either.
Where we're going, we don't need pedals
This, or the Ninebot Segway Kickscooter at same price? :-)
Depends how much KFC you eat. ;)
Decathlon is track and field.
what a bargain
Found this also if you wanted something truly cheap, Large size left and for 200 dollars with carbon fork and tiagra components.. BARGAIN!
In comparison that is a clapped out dato
Wow that's crazy cheap - seems like it's been way more overseas. Bought one, cheers!
That is insane. I would buy 1 if introducing another bike into the family wouldn't lead to an instant divorce
…….but you'd have the bike and they don't nag as much :p
N+1 is the correct number of bikes!
Actually S-1 is the correct number of bikes where S = the number of bikes at which the other half leaves.
Such a shame they dont deliver interstate :(
Missed out by minutes on the last one in Sydney :( devastated!
Theres one on display in auburn..?
Stores don’t have contact numbers to call and reserve unfortunately! Thanks for letting me know though
Thanks I ordered one of these to replace my bike that was in an accident. Seems so cheap for tiagra parts.
Just missed out in Melbourne. Damn
Thanks for the tip off!
I bought the Triban 540 for $199, but the only one they had left was damaged. They upgraded me (no extra cost) as compensation and gave me this instead:
A bit disappointed because I preferred the red colour scheme. Any thoughts on this bike? Decent?
That is a downgrade from Shimano Tiagra to Sora groupset.
Enough difference worth making a fuss about?
@Ghogger: I think if you have to ask you probably wouldn’t notice :)
@Ghogger: 10 speed vs 9 speed. But for$199 is still an absolute bargain.
Mavic wheels too!
What's the engine size?
Not a serious question
That is a very good bike for a very good price shimano 105 groupset, mavic rims, carbon frame. Great price for anyone looking to get into it.
I wonder how this compares to a fancy name brand bike with similar specs but second hand? I don't have $999 and thought about second hand but if this is pretty close then hmmm
You would get about the same spec but older if second hand for 1k
Far better than what you'd get secondhand for $1000. Also, never but a secondhand bike with a carbon frame.
That's because carbon frames don't last as long as metal ones. The lifetime depends on the riding conditions, heat, UV rays, etc. though. Apparently, UV rays (and possibly heat too) degrade the resin that binds the carbon fibres together. Bumpy ride could perhaps accelerate this effect. In addition, even a minor crash on a carbon-frame bike probably could mean having to toss the frame and get a new one. Not necessarily the case with a metal-based frame.
I'm going to have to disagree, I have a carbon frame from 2011 that's still going strong, these things aren't much of a concern these days and are mostly myths.
What you do need to do if you buy second hand, is have it checked over by a professional. This is to check for impacts or crashes as otherwise carbon is pretty strong - https://youtu.be/7ZmJtYaUTa0
Seems to be pretty great bike for the price - https://road.cc/content/review/246049-btwin-ultra-900-cf-105
Thanks op! I'm at the Auburn store now and full price is $2,999. Buying one haha
Do they have many in stock?
Not many. Trying one now and he said it was the last one for that size
What size are you?
What height are you?
@conork: Would like to know too!
@lordra: Bf is 175cm and got the medium. There is one small left, and at least one xs (based on what we tried/asked about). I'm 155cm and the xs was too big, I'd need to cut down the seat
Is this faster than an ebike?
What are the specs of your legs?
I didnt know this but with an ebike, you still need to pedal.
I've tried one with a throttle which also has battery powered assistance for the pedals.
Can anybody figure out what the maximum tyre size that will fit on this bike is?
With a 17mm internal wheel diameter it'd be fine for 25mm tyres, but 27mm+ may balloon a little bit depending on weight. Frame clearance unknown.
Thanks, bought 10 as high yield investment
Don’t joke about brodening, and find a more sensible use for your $80k salary young man
This is a cracking deal
I'm 176cm. I'm guessing it's probably not worth the risk buying a small?
im 175 and not buying a small. it'll be a headache (or body ache)
I thought as much. It's such a good deal. Well spotted OP.
Nah.. My bf is that height and the small was too cramped (unless you ride in racing position?)
same height as you. I've been thinking of getting into biking recently, but nearly every "beginner's tips" on the internet emphasizes that the fit of the bike is one of the most important things (for that reason it's also recommended to buy in person), so I'm not gonna risk buying a small.
im 177 cm and i ride a medium sized bike. i think that'd fit you as well.
Website doesn't give any geometry details. I'm 176 but have slightly short arms so a shorter reach. I normally get a size down in bike frame as a bike fitter once told me you can make the reach longer with a longer stem but you cant make the top tube of the frame any shorter. Small might fit depending on your 'reach'.
they've restocked the sizes - i picked up a medium this morning (i'm 178cm)
DAMMIT must have missed that restock. None in any size now
Dammit I missed it too. :(
Im 194cm and just purchased a size XL. Have been looking into road biking for some time, is this a good bike to start with?
Get a good bike lock! This'll be a great ride :)
Excellent first road bike
It's more than enough but with time you will appreciate it even more I would say.
It really is designed as a race bike so there will be concessions made in regards to comfort. Personally I'd want a bike where I could fit wider tyres, maybe around 30mm.
I think I read in a review the gearing is also race-focused, so I'm not sure how an average rider such as myself would fair in the hills.
That being said we are all different and you may find it perfectly fine. Would be interested to get your feedback on the bike after you ride it!
not a bad deal, but I don't want those ancient rim brakes.
Comment is getting down-voted, but disc brakes are really good, especially in wet conditions. My next road bike will definitely have disc brakes. My commuter bike already has them.
There are pros and cons to both. You're right that disc brakes are better in the wet, but for other things traditional ones are better - including DIY.
what happens if your between a size? choose the smaller one?
Either way. If it's too big, move the seat forward and get a shorter head stem, vice versa on a smaller bike.
Probably better on a smaller frame with a longer stem. The pros all ride small frames with crazy 140mm+ long stems.
Small is lighter!
Damn I purchased this without using the cashback link, is there anyway I could get the $70ish cashback somehow?
Maybe cancel or email the the cashback company.
"Seems like an insane price for a brand new carbon bike with the latest 105 group set"
It is - but you have to deal with that colour scheme.
Just think of it as a theft deterrent.
I kinda like it, would look better with black bar tape.
Phew, sold out in my size.
they've restocked! which i discovered to my wallet's misfortune this morning…
Nah, kmart 105 bike will do :)
Sigh. Should have bought but won’t need for 4 years when the baby seat finally comes off my road bike
Did look a superb deal though even rrp 1499 seems pretty good? Going to check out their other bikes now
Good bikes, they tend to get good reviews in Europe where they are reasonably popular. The B'TWIN brand is changing to kids bikes only, and the new brands are as follows:
Triban and Van Rysel
According to Decathlon-Germany, Triban offers “racing bikes with more comfort and for longer distances”. The Van Rysel models are aimed specifically at ambitious cyclists. “Van Rysel road racing bikes have a much more sporty, more agile frame geometry, more powerful components and do not have to hide from the competition with regard to settings”. The top models are for example equipped with carbon frames and hi-end components like Shimano’s Ultegra and Dura Ace group sets as well as Zipp and Mavic wheels.
If you want good bikes, cheap: try BikeBug's current sale. You can have an Ultegra equipped Colnago for $1799.
Bring on a decathlon priced bike with Dura Ace Di2 and Zipp 404s.
Anyone know about the frame quality? I'm always a bit dubious of cheap carbon. At this price point I'm more comfortable with aluminium.
Pending any concerns on the frame there is a lot of spec here for the price. The 105 gruppo is fantastic running gear.
lifetime warranty and satisfaction guarantee
Apparently, it's alright. If you don't like the frame, strip off 105 groupset and sell the frame.
My main concern these days, when looking at Cannondale, Cervelo, Focus, and various cheap carbon frames, is shoddy misaligned BB holes that aren't perfectly round, not strength or integrity of Chinese carbon frames (unless, of course, they are fake replicas from undisclosed Chinese manufacturers). When manufacturing tolerances are outrageously off, there is no way of satisfactorily addressing endless creaking and premature bearing failures.
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