Hello all, first time poster here and some help required!
I currently ride a Carrera Zelos which I picked up a few years ago for about £300. I'll be 18 by the time I come to buy it, 5' 9" height, slim build etc. Come August, I'll be looking at getting a new bike and have whittled my choice down to 2 favourites - both German. The first is the Rose Pro SL-2000 and the second is the Canyon Roadlite AL 6.0.
The Rose is customisable as usual and for a wee smidge over a grand, I can get full Shimano 105 5700 with an Ultegra cassette, Mavic Cosmic Elite S wheelset, Ritchey cockpit plus carbon fork. Prologo Kappa saddle as well.
The Canyon comes in at £899 with full 105 gruppo but a HG81 cassette. Also comes with Mavic Aksium wheelset and similar Ritchey cockpit and carbon fork. This one with a Selle Italia XI SE saddle.
For those who have experience of either bike or just know there stuff, could anyone recommend which would be the better bike to go for. The Rose or the Canyon with a few upgrades (with the change). Which bike would be considered to be best for me?