First Road Bike - Thoughts on Choice
Hello Folks, new to the forum, new to road bikes too, after some advice/thoughts on the next bike purchase. I've commuted 3/4 pw, 14 miles, all weathers in central London for 10 years. Last week was sadly 'relieved' of my 2009 Cannondale bad-boy 7 hybrid. A good, solid work horse for all weathers. For my next bike, I'm aiming for a more refined experience, a proper road option not only for commuting but for some proper road riding. I think i've found the beast for the job, Canyon's AL 9.0 http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3237 - my one concern is how it will cope in the winter months with all the filth and hideousness London's roads offer up. Would anyone regard this as a 'fair weather' bike and would it cruel to expose this pretty thing the elements on a daily basis?