I need your advise!
Currently I am on the lookout for a new road bike as I had recently a bicycle accident and my previous bike got damaged. Besides a broken collarbone and some bruises I am okay. At the moment a lawyer is attending the legal issues of this matter, so I have to wait for a final settlement.
Anyway, I was looking ahead and checking different bikes, and as Canyon's are not very common in the Barcelona Spain region I decided to go for a Canyon. Also due to their prices as per internet sales.
First I had in mind to choose between a Ultimate Al 9.0 DI2 Ultegra
and an Ultimate CF 9.0 pro Chorus
as there was only €100 difference between an aluminum and a full carbon frame. But then I was checking and the Ultimate CF SLX 7.0 Ultegra
is €400 more for a superior frame and, in my opinion, nice looks, better wheels and I do not have to buy a new black saddle and bar tape as I want the bike in black.
Anyway, I would like to know your motivations for buying which bike?, and also regarding the PPS tool for sizing on the Canyon website, is it reliable? After filling in the sizes table (some approx. as I am still wearing a brace around my shoulders) it gave me a 60cm frame size for the CF SLX.
I had a 60cm frame road bike with a short 60mm stem (as the 100mm stem gave me back problems) and a 59cm Bianchi pista steel track bike with a 90mm stem. Sometimes I had the feeling that I liked the Bianchi better for it's geometry, but it's a different kind of bike.
If the budget allows it I go without thinking for the CF SLX Ultegra (I do not care much for electronic shifting btw, so no need to go for one step higher), but still I would appreciate your opinions and motivations for buying which of the 3 bikes?