The bike contenders, before and after the London Bike Show:
Giant Avail Advanced 1: Stuck in a port in LA apparently – but there certainly aren’t many in the UK until June (too late)! Plus it’s a Ultegra/105 mix.
Canyon Endurace 9.0 CF: It turns out it isn’t possible to get 11/32 on this bike. A Laura requirement for hills.
A Rose carbon ultegra bike: Nothing wrong with this bike, four week delivery, and it was a serious contender for most of the day, but it is from Germany and I think I would prefer the convenience and safety of a UK supplier.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra: Would test ride one if I could find one, but I’m not that bothered – probably not a serious contender. The women’s versions were disgusting (glitter?!?)
Scott Contessa Solace 25: I am test riding one of these in the week.Only 105 though.
Ribble Gran Fondo: An addition to the list this morning, thanks to Ollie. Looks amazing!
Dolan L etape Carbon Ultegra: The fave. Such value!
Oh, well that was some good ruling out :-\
To finish off, here’s a couple of pictures of Ollie and I trying the recumbent challenge. Ollie was the winner of the day!
And one of Ollie, not trying very hard…