I am looking at spending around the £1500 mark, at this range should I be looking for a Carbon frame or Aluminium? I am torn between the Canyon Endurace AL 7 Disk or the Ribble R872 Disc. Both weigh about the same, both have the Shim 105 groupset.
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-r ... ano-105-1/
https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road-bikes ... ection-tab
https://99spokes.com/compare?bikes=cany ... z.LG|w.700
The main trade offs seem to be the Canyon has better wheels and an 11-34 cassette vs the Ribble having a 11-32 cassette with a carbon frame.
I’d prefer disc brakes however this caught my eye and I’m astounded that o could afford Ultegra
It would mainly be for proper riding with a club and events like London to Brighton over commuting as I’ve got a gravel bike for that so I am not worried about the fragility of CF
Is CF at this price point a bad Idea or is it better from an upgradability standpoint?
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