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Carbon vs Aluminium at the £1500 mark

Hi Everyone,

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

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/edr-af-endurance-road-bike-white-black-ulteg...

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?

If you're new please join in and if you have questions pop them below and the forum regulars will answer as best we can.

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