I am about to get another £1k C2W voucher and I have narrowed my search down to two bikes but I can’t decide between them and hoped anyone with experience of either could give advice on which one I should go for.
It will be used primarily for all year round commuting so disc brakes are a definite for me. I already own a Planet X pro carbon which I use for nice weather riding.
so the two bikes are
Giant Contend SL 1 disc 2019 - been told that there will be a sale soon with %20 off meaning it falls within the C2W limit - BUT I have to pay a %10 admin fee.
Boardman ADV 8.9 - full hydro brakes as opposed to the conduct system and the colour appeals more to me. The Boardman has tiagra with 11/32 and the giant has 105 with 11/34.
I’m leaning towards the Boardman as it also has larger tyres and pannier / mudguard mounts but I can’t try one out before buying as there are none in stock.
Anyone own either of these can help me make my mind up??