My last bike was bought about twelve years ago, so looking at whats on the shelf nowadays has really confused me. However, I've narrowed it down to the two bikes in question. Just wondering if anyone with experience of these bikes or these manufacturers in particular have any comments as they are both of a similar price.

I have had a test ride of the Orbea Compair model which is the same frame as the Lanza, but the cheaper model and I enjoyed the ride. I'm waiting for the Mongoose Meteore Elite 2008 demo to arrive in my local shop so I can give it a bash.

Any information / advice would be most appreciated. If I'm on the wrong board for this kind of thing then let me know and I'll post on another board.