I currently ride a Charge Filter Mid 2011, which is effectively a cross bike. I have come to realise that the groupset is pretty poor (Shimano 2300) and also fancy another bike for "nice weather" so that I can keep the Charge as my winter/training bike.
What do you think of these? It’d be used for club runs/sportives.
• http://www.wiggle.co.uk/colnago-air-105-2013/ (although reviews on the net aren’t great for this one)
My short list - Trek Madone 4.7. Bianchi Sempre Pro Athena. Storck Scenero G2. All feel great on the 20 minute test ride. Magazines generally review them well. All can be got from local (10 mile radius) LBS of which each shop is known for being a good specialist. Absolutely stumped. Any good ideas or another bike you expected to see (Canyon Internet only and I am technically illiterate so need the LBS for guidance). Thanks.
Bianchi, due to their very long history and famous Celeste paint jobs, have always gathered a lot of fans in the cycling world - they make a nice looking bike, and to my eyes at least the Bianchi Infinito is the real looker of the current crop. The Infinito's combination of slender tube profiles and smart paint job makes certainly do it for me, and I'm equally attracted by what this bike is all about - long distance rides, fast.
Ok, time to get rid of my trusty old MTB, it simply doesnae get ridden at all these days and hasnt been for approx 2 years.
Bianchi Mutt Mountainbike - 21" Frame
Rockshox SID Hydra Air Forks
9 Speed Shimano Deore Gearing (combined Brake Levers)
Avid Titanium Brakes
9 Speed Shimano LX Crankset
Vuelta Airline Wheels (26")
USE Atom Carbon Handlebar
Smica Lightweight Bar Ends
Look Carbon Seatpost
Lightweight Saddle (190g)
Wellgo SPD (Clipless) Pedals
£250 O.N.O (open to reasonable offers, but not crazy, cheeky ones)