I would like to get involved in some racing and so am seriously considering getting a brand new road bike (my current is an onloan 20 year old Rahleigh ) but I am struggling to find a local source which caters specifically for racing bikes. I will be spending in the region of £1200-1400 on a racing geometry bike. This purchase will be as important to me as would be purchasing a car or house; given the cost, importance of correct fit and an expectation that it will be with me atleast 5 years.
I currently live in Cambridge, but am willing to travel to find a specialist cycling shop that can meet these criteria:
- Has excellant customer service, with highly qualified staff who can expertly find a great fitting frame.
- Stocks major brands. Trek, Speacialised, Focus, Felt. I particularly like the Italian brands such as Bianchi, Cervelo and De Rosa.
- Is in London, Canterybury, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Peterborough or Norwich. Or any where in between these areas. You get the idea.
I have not settled on any specific models for my shortlist, though this may change as I research more on the internet, through contacts in my club and friends who ride.
Thank you in advance if any one can help.