This is my first post here but here goes nothing:
I've been mountain biking for ~15 years but I want to buy my first road bike. I'm doing a 200km (100km each day) charity ride in August.
I'm looking at two bikes:
1. 2013 Cannondale Synapse 6-C (Note: The link takes you to the 2014 model but the one that I would get is the 2013 version)
Synapse 6-C BLK | Bowcycle
2. 2014 Giant Defy 1
I can get the Cannondale for $1050 and Giant for $1400. My budget is $1500.
On a side note, when the weather is nice, I would like to bike to work (~20km/12mi). If it helps, I'm 6' 3", 200 lbs.
For a first time rider, what do you guys recommend?