bearsdidit wrote:TonyM wrote:bearsdidit wrote:Definitely the SLR01. Have a great riding bike with clip ons > average riding bike with dedicated fenders. If possible, definitely check out the Paralane. In theory, that could check off every box for you.
Ok! I was about to order the Roadmachine but I will think again.
The paralane has unfortunately an endurance geometry.
Definitely, ride both bikes before pulling the trigger.
I am currently riding a Colnago C60 and I really like it. My rain/ winter bike is an old Colnago Dream which I also like (but the aluminum is not as nice as the carbon). Both bikes have a race geometry, no spacers and long stem.
I want to have a rain bike which is with disc brakes for safety reasons (I got the ok for a new bike from my wife for that) but with a race geometry as I will use it not only in the winter (rainy) but also in the summer when it is also raining (PNW). So I really understand your point to prefer a great bike with clip-ons compared to an average bike with dedicated fenders. I was just thinking, based on the geometry, the brand BMC and the reviews that the Roadmachine would be a great bike with a race "feeling". Too bad it is not. However before I spend so much money, and also because I usually keep my bike a long time, I have to make sure to male the right choice.
The points I need are race geometry/ race feeling; disc brakes and fenders/ mudguards compatible.