Which new bike?

iainvr46 Posts: 5
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi Guys + Girls
Here's another which bike post. It's also my first so bear with me.
Currently have a Giant defy 3.5 as it was my first road bike after years of getting muddy. Now I want to up grade to something lighter / better.
The trouble is when I speak to the LBS each one slags off the bikes they don;t stock, then magazines praise the same bikes! starting to p*ss me off. I've a budget of £1800 so I've listed the bikes i'm looking at below, any thoughts would be appreciated.

Felt F5 (25% dicsount price £1275)
Cube Agree gtc (Ultegra groupste & Easton wheels)
Moda Finale (sram rival & american classic wheels)
Orbea Onix (105)
Struggling to get a test ride on anything other than the cube. :?:

Thanks in advance...it's about to get alot more confusing


  • kfinlay
    kfinlay Posts: 763
    If you can't get a test ride at least compare geometries with your Giant - if thats comfortable for you then you know what sort of geo works for you - this may or may not discount some of your short list.

    Summer Bike: Colnago C60
    Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
    MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum
  • ozzzyosborn206
    ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    any reason for not looking at another giant?