Hi there, I’m new to the forum, I’m looking for a new road bike so thought I’d join.
I’ve currently got a 2010 Boardman Team Carbon which has been great, but I fancy a new bike with discs as I’m bored of poor wet weather braking. I’m on Mavic Aksium wheels and changed the standard tektro brakes for Sram Apex with Swiss stop pads. That improved it but not enough. It weighs around 8kg claimed and my luggage scales seem to back this up.
Budget is £1400 - and I’m buying through the C2W scheme through work (our limit is £2k but I don’t want to go this high).
I’m down to the following 3 bikes:
Cannondale Caad12 105 Disc 2017
Boardman Road Pro Carbon Disc
Cube Agree C62 Carbon disc 2017
The Cannondale is the cheapest at £1200, the other two are around £1400.
I’ve been able to find the Boardman in the metal (or carbon!) and was actually really impressed with it - think it’s 8.3kgs.
I’ve only found the caad12 in an enormous 58cm size without discs and was a little underwhelmed - although it was light. I’ve got one more shop to try in Bristol to see if I can find the disc model.
The Cube - I’ve been unable to find it anywhere - weight is claimed at 8.65kg.
My riding is mostly commuting 3 times a week in all weathers but I go as hard as I can to help fitness train when I don’t have enough time to do it any other time. I mtb on the weekend if I ever get time to go out (I have a 1 yr old little girl and free time on my own is at a premium) and want to be fitted for that.
I think my current bike is reasonably racey in geometry - I came from a Caad 9 before that and got on ok with that too. I’ve looked at endurance type racers and for my budget they all seem really heavy, and I like my bikes to feel pretty lively.
What are people’s thoughts on the above bikes - good and bad experiences?