A friend had sent me this list of bikes she's considering. Last time we spoke, she said she needs a road bike for exercise, fun and commuting, with the occasional triathlon, but thinking maybe sacrificing out-and out raciness for some comfort and practicality for the 98% of the time she's not racing.
I'm not really up on these. Are there any that deserve to at the top of the list? Or struck off entirely? Any others out there? I'm wondering whether something like an Genesis Equilibrium, or maybe even a Cross Check should be on there too.
Felt ZW75 - £999
Scott Contessa Speedster 25 Womens 2012 Road Bike - £949
BIANCHI C2C Via Nirone 7 Alu Xenon 2012 Road Bike - £950
Specialized Secteur Elite 2012 - £900
Cannondale Synapse Alloy 105 Womens 2012
Felt Z6 £1275
Giant Defy 1 £999
Cube Attempt £999
Boardman Team Alloy £999
Focus Cayo 105
Carbon frame - Shimano 105 shifters
Ribble Sportive Bianco - £995
Carbon bike BUT Tiagra not 105 gears
If you're feeling extra clever, see if you can guess how she's financing it!