This is my first post on the forum and I'm fairly inexperienced in the world of cycling!
Basically I'm looking in to getting a new bike under the Cycle2Work scheme. I currently have a second hand road bike that was cost around £300 when it was purchased new by my sisters fiance a few years ago. It's fairly battered and there are problems with the gears, saddle and it weighs a fair amount. I use it every day but only do around 15km/day on my commute which is mostly stop starty through central London. I do go on longer rides occasionally but I'm often wary of the problems with the bike and getting stranded. I'd certainly like to do this more often!
I've had a look at a few options and reviews and have come to the conclusion that I might as well go for an upgrade with the Cycle2Work scheme allowing me to spend up to £1000. The two options that I've sort of narrowed down to are the Mekk Poggio 1.5 Sora for £824 or the Planet X Pro Carbon Ultegra for £999. Both are full carbon frames but the Planet X obviously comes with the much better Ultegra groupset.From what I've read the Poggio frame is of better quality.
How much difference am I likely to notice coming from a £300 "unbranded" steel framed bike to a carbon frame with a branded groupset?
Am I better off saving some money and going for the Poggio, with it's better frame, and potentially looking in to upgrading the groupset at a later date?
Any input or alternitive suggestions would be much appreciated!