Opinion picking first road bike Scott or Bianch

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by jadematic

Hello all,

I am looking to enter into road riding I have been riding my scott scale for a year or so now, and decided I wanted to look at a road bike. I know this a big change but I am planning to set a goal and work to competing in a triathlon.

I am not looking to spend too much at moment as I want to test the water then commit to something more expensive latter. I have two used bike option and not sure which to go with as they are very different one being almost new the other looks very good and well maintained but almost 10 years old parts on the bike are younger.

I would really value people opinion as a road bike novice choice as follows

Scott AFD team issue scandium frame. Almost 10 years old
Ksyrium SL wheels
Time millenium forks
Dura Ace rear Mech
Ultegra front mech/brakes/shifters
ITM Millenuim Stem
ITM Millenium Bars
Easton seat post
Ritchie headset
Selle Italia saddle

2011 Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Road Bike

Frame: Via Nirone 7 Hydro Alu-Carbon

Fork: Bianchi FN11 Kvid Alu/Carbon B4P - 1.1/8

Headset: Fsa ZS4-Custom

Bars: Reparto Corse JD-RA37A.2 Compact alloy 2014

Stem: Reparto Corse DA-32 3D forged alloy Super Over

Speed: 20

Front Mech: Campagnolo Veloce Black 10sp

Rear Mech: Campagnolo Veloce Black 10sp

Shifters Campagnolo Veloce Black 10sp

Chainset: Fsa Omega MegaExo Compact 10sp 50/34

Cassette: Campagnolo Veloce UD 10sp 12/25

Chain: Kmc DX10SC 10sp

Front Brake: Reparto Corse RC-471 forged Alloy Dual-Pivot

Rear Brake: Reparto Corse RC-471 forged Alloy Dual-Pivot

Rims: Mach 1 Versus black with logo reparto corse

Seatpost: Reparto Corse SP-968-G Carbon fiber 31.6mm

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by aaric

without seeing the condition of the bikes and trying the shifting, etc, its hard to say which will be better for you.

In reality, the size / fit of the frame is going to be your biggest difference. I'd say find somebody more knowledgeable with bike fit, and mechanics locally, and have them look at the bikes for fit and maintenance issues.

If you've got a decent local bike shop, you should be able to convince them to help you out a bit - possibly for a fee, possibly not if they think they are going to get some sales/work out of a good relationship with you...

by Weenie

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