I’m looking at purchasing a Roadie for training and competing on. As you may know I’m aiming to take part in my first Sprint Tri early next year / season.
SO I’m after a Road Bike to train on and use in comps. I’m not looking for full aero as it will be used for general endurance riding around the countryside. But I want something that is light enough to be ok on a Sprint Tri.
The budget is 2K.
i like the look of either the Ribble Aero Disc SL or the Endurance Disc SL Both £1699 and £1799 respectively. (Full carbon, 105 groupsets, Mavic Aksyium Wheels)
however I popped into my LBS and he has a 2019 Giant Propel Advanced 2 reduced from £2799 to £2239 and he says he has some wiggle room in it. Its full carbon, 105 groupset but non-disc. But it has the deeper dish carbon tubeless rims.
So I have a few questions:
Do I really need Discs?
Will I benefit from the Better carbon rims in day to day use? I guess i will on races.
Is the Giant Carbon superior to the Ribble Carbon?
I’d love to support my LBS if possible rather than in an internet company, but I also want VFM.
any advice appreciated…