I'm searching for a new road bike under 1000 GBP. I'm looking for a setup with Shimano 105 (the 7000 model), 22 speeds.
The 2 options I'm looking at the moment are:
- Focus Izalco Race 6.9 (2019): https://www.focus-bikes.com/int/95673-izalco-race-6-9
- Scott Speedster 10 (2019): https://www.scott-sports.com/za/en/product/scott-speedster-10-bike
This is my first road bike, I'm looking for a bike which is fast, light, easy to climb hills which will be used for tours of around 40-50 km.
The Focus is lighter and the setup of the sprocket is 11-30 while the Scott has a more comfortable geometry and the sprocket is 11x32.
It's not possible to test any of them because I can't find any of them in a local store. Which one would you prefer and why?