I am looking to get a new road bike. Im fairly new to cycling although have become hooked since starting 9 months ago. Every penny and spare minute has become cycling!
I bought a Genesis Aether 10. I use it for my commute and my runs on my days off; around 25-60 mile (depending on weather, time etc)
I'm now aiming to get a new road bike and relegate the Genesis to my Winter/Glasgow-pot-hole-avoiding-bike.
I cycle between 75-150 miles per week (50 commute) and this is likely to only increase.
I'm looking in the region of £1500 and at this price im lost. Too much choice and too many components to understand for a newbie!! Any advice would help...what to avoid? Value for money? Etc etc
From a purely aesthetic principle i love bikes with a curved top bar and in particular De Rosa, Ribble and Wilier. I will be joining a club and becoming more involved and serious so this bike is intended to last through a more demanding use.
Many thanks for your time.