boardman road pro carbon slr
I am looking at purchasing a boardman road pro slr carbon which is currently reduced from £1799 to £1535, however with my british cycling membersahip can get it down to around £1385, which seems like a great price for spec. I am waiting to see the bike in person as they have to order them in and have chosen a small which I seem to be at the upper limit for, my current bike is also a boardman cx team which is medium with a 55.5 top tube and have always felt it was a little big, they say boardmans do have big top tubes, so the small carbon pro is around 54cm top tube though a more racy frame. Also of concern is the gear ratios on my cx team its a 50/34 and 12-32 at the back. The road pro is 52/36 and 11-28 so dont have those gears for the big hills, now the bike is a LOT lighter so will this help in the hills without the need for the 30/32 gears?.