Im looking at upgrading my bike in the next few months and I know a lot of people will ask the same question ‘What bike should I go for?’. Im just looking to see if anyone has experience of these bikes and any feedback.
I currently ride a Claud Butler Regent 2011 that has served me well and we have covered a few thousand miles together. Last weekend it did come off the car rack at 50mph and is in the shop having a check over. As yet not too sure if there is any geometry/frame issues. Anyway, Im pretty keen to keep onroad and do some tours/sportives with my new bike. I would like to do LEJOG or London to Paris in 24 hours, those kinds of events along with the usual one day events. It will also be used for the weekly club runs etc. I will use my Claud Bulter for commuting etc. My budget is between £1000 / £1500, maybe more if I can justify it but tops about £1.800.
Im pretty keen on getting a Bianchi, either the Via Nirone or Sempra, they look pretty cool and seem to have some pretty good components. However reading some reviews about it they were scoring 7/10. Other bikes on my radar are Ribble, Cube or Scott
Anyone any advice or other bikes to look at?