Erm... so been after a commuter and bonus when my company offered the deal through bikes4work again last month.
Really wanted an Alfine geared bike for trouble free all weather commuting but limited to Evans cycles. Cannondale used to do a Badboy Alfine but not this year.
Anyway after much deliberation I opted for the Charge Grater 3 at £849, on paper ticked all the boxes, Alfine, guards, nice brakes and other components, looks nice too...
So ordered it online as no local stores have it in stock and it's arrived today, what's immediately obvious is that actually it's not silver as the pics suggest it has a very obvious pearl effect to the paint, in daylight it looks what can only be described as pink!
My Mrs's first words were "are you sure it's not a womans bike"!
So I have a dilemma, I love the bike it ticks all the right boxes for me but I honestly don't know if I can bring myself to commute in and out of Glasgow on a pink bike lol
But I really want Alfine and there's not another bike Evans do with the same good spec for the money.
Gay up and go with it or man out and get something like this very manly Cannondale Badboy 29'er but with a lesser Alivo/Acera spec?
Or any other recommendations?