I was wondering what everyones opinions of high end aluminium frames were. I have to admit although I'd be very happy with riding a carbon bike I do have a bit of a soft spot for metal bikes still. I just connect better with the type of engineering that's done in a workshop rather than a lab (metaphorically speaking).
Specifically I'm looking at the BMC Granfondo with a RED groupset. Now list price of this bike is £3600, and I know RED is expensive but seemingly it can be had for about a grand and although the wheels and finishing kit are alright they're nothing to shout about. To me this seems to be one very, very expensive aluminium frame. A local shop has it for £2500 so a bit more reasonable and it is only 6.9kg. Would you say it's worth it or for that money would a carbon bike with an average groupset be better?
Tbh I'm planning on going out and riding it either way, and do like the fact that it can fit 28mm tyres because I'd use it for commuting and the city streets around here are beyond appalling.
Just wondering on what peoples thoughts on the matter are, and as to whether aluminium, when done really well, can still match up with mid range carbon bikes.