Been lurking for a year while learning the ropes on my alloy btwin 105. Had a great year improving on my weekly club rides and a decent year at work so want to "invest" and upgrade to a nice carbon machine. I'm 35, 5,10, 80kg and getting fitter every week. Due to my weight and my lack of skill descending I want discs and I can't really see past the value of Canyon.
In looking at;
2018 Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0, full new ultegra, dt swiss wheels 7.5kg £2600
2017 Ultimate CF SL Disc 9.0 Aero, older Ultegra, Mavic Cosmic Pro carbon aero wheels, carbon cockpit 7.9kg discounted to £2760
The 2018 I can get is cheaper, I can get in stage race blue which I love and reviews are that is pretty much faultless.
The 2017 has the carbon deep rims wheels and the aero cockpit which are worth the best part of £1000, they will probably make me go about zero mph faster but look very cool in my opinion, I can only get in stealth which is quite batman look but not first choice. I am also acutely aware of looking like a total knob if I get dropped while sporting deep rims. Really can't decide and am stuck!
I did also try to support my lbs and he is trying to sell me the Bianchi Aria Disc aero bike which is very cool but half a kilo heavier and really cheap wheels, I also think you really need to want a bianchi to pay that sort of money for them.
Please help me with your experienced opinions!