There are some interesting bike changes that you all have had in either direction.
Interesting change there for sure. If you don't mind me asking, what lead you back from the Canyon? Seems like the same situation I find myself contemplating.thorerik wrote: I have gone from Canyon endurace sl disc back to allez sprint rim brake. I really like it, but as someone mentioned it is the tires that affects the comfor the most.
I think you will be hayypy with your choice if u go the allez sprint route
I'm not quite sure what that would accomplish . I find the carbon bars to be more comfortable than my alloy sets. Again, might be all in my head.northwestern wrote: How about just swapping out carbon handlebars for alu ones? Shimano make alu aero bars. I have 42 and they're 235 grams. Not too much of a penalty but 10 times more comfortable.
See, that's the kind of stuff that you don't read or hear from many people, especially on bike reviews. Any idea on why you feel that way going from the CAAD 9 to the SSix? I bought a SSix HM a few years ago, but the shop dropped something on it and wrecked the frame. Decided to look elsewhere. I felt bad for the shop though, they had to eat the cost.Greenduck wrote:
I don't have any experience going from high-end carbon to aluminium but I have the other way around as many others.
I bought a Cannondale CAAD 9 some years ago. Everyone else bought carbon so obviously I wanted that too. I then bought a Cannondale SuperSix, sold my CAAD 9 and instantly regretted it. The SuperSix was a great bike but there was just something about the CAAD 9 I didn't realize before it was gone. And I can only imagine that newer aluminium frames has gotten even better.
Fair enough. Thanks for playing the sensible card. I really like the Focus, they're not very common in my area which is a bit of a plus IMO. I have several friends that ended up on the new Allez sprints and have taken them out quite a bit. They're two completely different animals in a way. The aero-ish tubing and seatpost may be completely marginal at best, but they definitely feel stiff and power transfer felt very direct. Maybe best thing is like others have said and build it up and keep the Focus as wellAJS914 wrote:
I do think you are crazy. You have a nice 2017 top tier bike. It doesn't make sense to step down to aluminum to get a new bike just because you want new.