I've reached a point where the 9-speed drivetrain and some other bits of my Cotic X need renewing.
I did try out a mash-up of my Cotic Soul with 700c wheels and XT/R drivetrain (thereby having only one bike), but that was too nice to use as a daily ride that I frequently lock-up at the railway station.
I've costed-up a 10-speed drivetrain and other bits for the X. However, I've put this on ice while I look at alternatives.
Particularly, I'm wondering whether to go for a flat bar, Alfine-based bike? My work's cycle scheme is coming around soon and I've been looking at the likes of a Charge Grater 3, Cooper Casablanca, Genesis Day One or Roadrat.
Drop bar Alfine bikes seem to rely on Versa or bar end shifters, which I don't like much.
Any recommendations or experience? Thanks.