Hi, I have been using a rental bike (CKT alt77b) and started doing a bit of track. I am really enjoying it and am now considering getting my own bike. The problem is that I have not heard of a bike shop in South Africa that keeps track bikes in stock so my options are very limited. I am able to get a Look 464p frameset on order or buy a Ferocity carbon (locally branded imported frame I think). They will cost more or less the same. To be honest I really like the Look but I'm not sure if I'll be over spending on an aluminum bike. Other than this I could probably also get a Fuji track pro or Felt TK2 but they just don't excite me (Not sure why).
According to the world wide web there seems to be claims that the 464 has the same geometry as their top end frames but the L96 seems to have a steeper geometry??? Not sure which frame they are referring to and if it would even matter. Oh yeah, the velodrome where I ride mostly is an outdoor concrete track but somewhat bumpy on the bends. I'm 6' (1.83m) and just over 180lbs (86kg) and want to focus a bit more on sprints and TTs but would also be doing mass start events. I will be unable to see any of these bikes in person and there's no chance of testing before I buy. So, any idea what is the build quality and stiffness on these bikes are like?
Would this bike be suitable or should I look at other options.
Some suggestions on wheels would also be useful.