Got a buyer for my current bike, which is the Fuji SL1 Pro, so I planned to make the jump to a another bike.
I have cycled for over a year now and now I wanted to try a better frame as I come to learn about the geometry, design and materials of the bike. I love to climb hills and do century rides over the weekend. On working days, I just do high cadence ride at night. My long term future plan is to build a classic frame design, much like the Colnago Master but titanium materials for my second bike.
Budget is a constraint for me, so I am only able pick among the 3 bikes below:
1. Colnago AC-R
- It follows the M10 frame geometry and design but it is not built in Italy and I am not sure if it does give a same feel as the M10. It has a nice groupset but terrible wheels. If I get this, I can look forward on upgrading the parts. Planned to swap the groupset for a Campagnolo Chorus too.
2. Pinarello Razha
- Always loved the shape of Pinarello's bike. Used to hate it but now I am very curious and would really like to try their technology on the frame. Among these 3, it comes with the worst groupset. Planning to get a Shimano Ultegra 6800 on this bike.
3. Canyon Ultimate AL 8.0
- According to their stats, this bike weights only 7.45kg for an alu frame. I also like their design, simple and it also comes with the best groupset among the 3. I won't be upgrading the Campagnolo Athena on this bike and the wheels are a-okay too. I am not sure on the re-sale value though.
So among these 3, which is the best deal and bike? Really appreciate the opinions and advice! Thanks!