I have posted two (i think!) previous questions asking for advice, and yet again, i find myself asking for your help another time!
Please be patient, i am really quite confused, and overwhelmed with all the options, and differences available regarding buying a new bike!
I think (?) i have whittled my list down to four, these being;
I first liked the Kuoto because it was different, and because i'd never seen one on the road. Unfortunately, my LBS doesn't stock the Lite, so am unable to test ride.
The Focus has the best groupset by far (so i'm told!) but the bike itself (after having ridden it) left me cold, wasn't taken by the looks & i didn't feel that "wow" factor.
Rode the Cube yesterday from a different LBS (i usually frequent Primera Sports), the bike was/is a real looker.
Took it for a ride, and after five minutes the gears refused to engage! Took it back to the shop and explained (i even tried blaming myself!), his reaction was, probably needs a service!
Which, doesn't fill me with confidence in this particular LBS, why send me out on a bike that you probably knew needed a good service?
Am hoping to ride the Allez Elite this afternoon, so fingers crossed i'll at least like it!
Any advice would be very helpful!
Oh, and i'm buying the bike through the cycle2work scheme.
Thanks everyone for your time, and hopefully, help!