Planning and buying a road bike my first
So new to the forum, a quick hello.
I’ll be quick on here, ive always owned a hardtail, but im doing more and more commuting, sportives etc. on the road.
Having a mountain bike im not really getting the joys of owning one compared to a road bike. Im running slicks on my MTB at the moment and just completed Manchester 100k yesterday on it. Im a big guy weight wise about 109kg, but I have decided to invest money into a road bike and clock up some miles.
My company do ridetowork where I can save a lot of money on a bike but would ideally to purchase one on that but if I can’t not a problem. I have a budget in mind and I know what I want on the bike.
Ive started to have a look at bikes around sub £1000 (personal purchase) and up to £1800 if purchased through (ridetowork).
Specs id like:
Carbon Frame and Fork
A decent brand, reliable, trusting, good after sales
Good colour options
Wouldn’t need to upgrade much
General good reviews
Trek Emonda S6
Planet X Pro Carbon
Planet X R57
Cannondale Synapse BOTY 2014
Ribble Special Edition Sportive
Any others you recommend.
Being pushed towards Planet X value for money. Any input is appreciated.