I entered a couple of sportives last year and joined a cycling club as well. I’ve been using a Cotic Roadrat for commuting and getting out on the weekends.
I would like some advice on buying my first “proper” road bike for some more events/training. Does anyone have any recommendations?
1. Available for test ride and on cyclescheme/0 % finance
2. Less than £900
3. Fairly relaxed geometry so it’s easy on my back/shoulders
4. Triple chainset to help with starting hill training
5. Paddle shifters which can be reached from the drops
The two below are the ones I’m considering getting a test ride at Evans booked in for, both weigh about the same. The Jamis doesn’t have as good kit/wheels, but is cheaper and has an external headset.
Any ideas on which would be a better choice, I wasn’t sure whether integrated headsets are actually any good?