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Advice on new bike purchase.


I’m a return to cycling man in my late forties and would appreciate people’s opinion on a choice of new bike. At the moment, I’m undecided between the Boardman SLR 8.9 carbon and a Specialized Allen Elite 2019. I’ve got a Cycle to work voucher and therefore my budget is £1000.

The Boardman has Tiagra and Specialized 105, but should this be the only thing to influence my decision, or should I go carbon and upgrade as and when necessary in the future?

I’ve sat on both and like both. 

Would just like the opinion of experienced cyclist that have made some valuable findings and decisions in the past.

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