Carbon or Alluminium frame?
Hi, currently ride a BTWIN Sport 1 and its helped me get back into cycling which i'm loving. Like the feel of the bike. Finished paying off my cyclescheme hybrid (which i take out when cycling with the kids) so can order again. Plan is to use my current road bike for winter/turbo training (when i buy a turbo in the new year) and want to treat myself to a new bike to help get fitter and increase my mileage. I've no plans to race but like the idea of sportives etc to increase my miles whilst still riding on my own. As it's a cyclescheme purchase i can go up to £1k. I have looked around and read reviews and i'm stuck between 2 choices. The first is the BTWIN Facet 5 which is carbon framed with a 105 groupset at £999.99. There are no reviews around but it's clear that you get a lot for your money and that the few people who have bought one are very pleased when writing in various forums about the bike. My other choice is a Cannondale CAAD8 which needs no introduction I'm sure. I've read good and bad things about carbon bikes and was hoping for some views or experiences about the bikes mentioned or alternatives. I want the bike to be more comfortable than racey.