/bbg/ - Bike Buying General Thread
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So /n/, I'm in a conundrum- I want to buy a new road bike for road rides and maybe a little racing down the road. I'm stuck between two Fuji bikes I work at my LBS so I get minimum 30% discount, but we have a partnership with Fuji so I could probably get them even cheaper, so the price isn't the issue.
I'm ton between (pic related) the Gran Fondo Classico 1.1 and the Sportif 1.1.
the gran fondo is carbon, has rim brakes which I prefer, pretty basic wheels -700x25, ultegra derailleurs and shifters, no rack mount whatsoever, and a fuckin gorgeous paintjob imo.
The sportif's aluminum with a carbon fork, has hydraulic disc brakes (on a road frame, which strikes me as odd and also i'm not as big a fan of, i would swap out for mechanical and sell the rest.), a similarly basic wheelset -700x28- but with better tires, rack mounts on the back, 105 derailleurs, and a paintjob that I like but not quite as much as the other one's.
I'm really torn, what are your suggestions?