That difficult second album !
Hi - I'm looking for advice/recommendations on my second bike, currently have a ridgeback world voyage which is fine but I find quite heavy and sluggish, my requirements are:
commuting, light tourer, fast Sunday runs, leading to audax, relaxed geometry,somewhere between racer & tourer. Must be able to run 28mm tyres & have ability to have rear rack & mudguards fitted. price between £1.5k to £2-£2.5k - whole bike must be 9.5kg max
Any frame material - Ideally disc brakes.
Rear spacer 135mm, double crank fine (50/34 ?), 32 spoke rear otherwise lightest, strongest wheels for the bucks, tyres good puncture resistance and decent road speed, shimano 105 or above equivalent group set
Off the peg would be pref but not adverse to getting frame and getting it built by LBS (so recommendations of parts would be appropriated if that your advice).
Obera avant M30d
Hewitt alpine carbon
Kimesis tripster atr
Please help !