I am buying my first decent road bike - and I think I have pretty fundamental question: is it better to buy lower end new or higher end older?
After some research/searching considering location etc, I have it down to three options for my first decent road bike:
1) Btwin Alur 700 (alum with carbon forks, shimano 105 specs, etc) for 900 euros.
2) Btwin Mach 700 (full carbon, basically same specs as Alur) for 1200 euros.
3) Six year old De Rosa Macro with pretty impressive specs I believe and in very good condition (Campagnolo wheels etc)..
So my questions are: is the Btwin Mach worth the extra 300 euros for the carbon frame (only weights around 0.4k less I believe)? Or……. should I opt for a higher end (was 4000 euros originally) but six year old bike? No warranty, and older parts (though I've been assured in great condition)...
Any advice would be great and much appreciated!