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N-1+1, maybe. Carbon v Alu etc

dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
edited December 2013 in Commuting chat
Considering new bike time. Not sure why, just, y'know, it's been a while. And the Boardman might be a bit large. And I've barely been out in a couple of months so I need something shiny to prompt me to MTFU and get back out more... right? And I'm down from 5 bikes to 2. Anyway, enough justification.

Currently have the Boardman Team Carbon and the fixed Condor. Keeping the Condor for commuting.
Considering swapping the Boardman for something like this

It's alu. But good alu, and Di2. Vs entry level carbon.
Canyon Alu Ultegra Di2 vs Boardman SRAM Rival.

Is it an upgrade, a downgrade, a sideways step, none of the above? It'll be mostly club runs and, if I sort out my fitness again, a little racing (Cat 4 though, so it'll be fitness rather than worrying about the bike).

Any suggestions, or just use it as an excuse to do some vicarious bike shopping.
Rose Xeon CW Disc
CAAD12 Disc
Condor Tempo


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