Rose Xeon RS or Canyon Ultimate AL - much of an upgrade from a Boardman Team Alloy frame?
Has anyone ridden both the Boardman Team Alloy and the Rose Xeon RS and/or Canyon Ultimate AL?
I am about to move country and have the chance to sell off my Boardman Team and get something which is (at least) considered more high end....
The Boardman is a good bike, I have enjoyed riding it for training and crit racing and I really don't mind riding it versus my Condor Leggero, unless there is a lot of climbing to be done or the road is a bit of a goat track. Saying that I am not too impressed with the Shimano 105 shifting, compared to the SRAM Rival on the Condor, although that may be down to cheaper cables on the Boardman.
Long story I am toying with the idea of getting a Rose or Canyon as a replacement do it all bike to have a change from the Boardman - with the impending move now is a convenient time for me to do this. What I don't want to go is get something which rides only slightly differently. If the change in ride is only small I will go all out and get something steel or ti. Carbon is totally off the books, I have a dream carbon bike right now which doesn't need replacing.
So opinions, views, comments would be much appreciated!