Hello, I am planning to buy my first road bike and i cannot decide weather to get the Canyon roadlite 6 or the Giant Defy 1. Both 2012 models.
I can get the giant for around 900 quid or less and i will be able to try sizes in person. I can get a new set of 105 brakes that comes with the old external cable 105 (don't know if they are any different to current ones) for cheap from a friend, which i can replace the tektro ones with. I just don't really like the fact that it has own branded wheels, tires and finishing kit.
On the other hand, the canyon's current price is at 913 pounds including shipping i think. But has all the things i like:
full 105; full Ritchey finishing kit, Aksiums, GP 4000s(what i will replace the giant tires with), and a Salle Italia saddle.
But i just won't be able to try out sizes.
I am currently borrowing a friend's spesh Allez(2010 maybe) sized 52 which is fitting me great.
So, dilemmas. Please help with the decision.