I have not ridden a decent road bike in over a decade as have mostly been cycling off-road. I now have a partner with a very nice road bike and we want to do some sporty self-guided tours together (with luggage transfers), so am looking for a comfortable bike for all-day riding at a price point of between £1,500 - £2,000. Have had some knee issues while cycling so will want a professional fitting to get things right, so am considering buying from either Mosquito Bikes or Cyclefit (both in London). I have never ridden a carbon frame bike before, so I am tempted, but I am also mindful that steel is billed to be the best material for a comfortable ride.
I have created a poll using Doodle and listed some of the options that I have come across so far. Please tell me which bike you would vote for and why, or whether you would recommend another bike altogether (if so, please add a comment to the poll to tell me which bike).
I would also welcome comments if you have views on whether Mosquito Bikes or Cyclefit do a better fitting or whether you have experience with after-sales service with either of them.
Here is a link to the poll: http://www.doodle.com/gp67qp2qbnpsk7i5
Many thanks for your help.