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Bike buying advice for a newbie (choosing between 2 bikes)

lorzy28lorzy28 Posts: 6
edited January 2016 in Road buying advice
Merry Christmas everyone!

Ive decided to get into road cycling (I did dabble in it a bit around 8 years ago when I done triathlon however not seriously, so Ill just write that off!). Any help/advice would be greatly GREATLY appreciated! :D

I'm looking to buy a new bike and was wondering if anyone could advise between the following 2 bikes:

1) Cannondale Synapse Claris 2015

Technical Spec
Frame Women's Synapse Alloy, Optimized 6061 Alloy, SAVE PLUS
Forks Synapse SAVE, Carbon blades, 1-1/8"
Rear shocks N/A
Wheels Maddux RS 2.0, 32-hole (36h 58 -61cm)
Tyres Schwalbe Lugano, 700x25c
Shifters Shimano Claris
Front Deraileur Shimano Claris, 31.8 clamp
Rear Deraileur Shimano Claris
Casette Sunrace CSM66 12-32T, 8-speed
Pedals Wellgo
Saddle Cannondale Women's Road Ergo
Seat Post Cannondale C4, Alloy, 25.4x300mm
Handle Bars Cannondale C4 Women's Compact, Butted 6061 alloy
Stem Cannondale C4, 31.8mm, 7 Deg
Headset Synapse Si, 25mm top cap
Brake Set Tektro R315 w/ quick release

2) 2015 Womans Cube Axial WLS

Frame Aluminium Superlite, AMF, Double Butted, RFR-Geometry, Integrated cable routing
Fork CUBE CSL Race Carbon, Tapered
Headset CUBE Z-t ECO, top zero-stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), bottom integrated 1 1/2"
Stem CUBE Performance, 31.8mm
Handlebars CUBE Compact Race Bar
Grips CUBE Grip Control
Front Brake Shimano Sora BR-3500
Rear Brake Shimano Sora BR-3500
Brake Levers Shimano Sora ST-3503
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora FD-3503BL, Clamp 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora RD-3500GS, 9-Speed
Shift Levers Shimano Sora ST-3503
Cassette Shimano CS-HG50,11-30
Chain KMC X9
CrankSet Shimano Sora FC3503, Hollowtech II, 50x39x30T, 170mm
Front Tyre Conti Grand Sport Race SL, 25-622
Rear Tyre Conti Grand Sport Race SL, 25-622
Saddle CUBE WLS Active 1.1
Seatpost CUBE Performance Post, 31,6x350mm
Seat Binder RFR Close 34.9mm
Weight in Kg 9.3 Kg
Front Wheel Shimano WH-R501
Rear Wheel Shimano WH-R501
Colour White/Blue/Green


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