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First road bike - advice please

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First road bike - advice please

Hello all,

Apologies for the very novice question but I'm looking to buy my first road bike (I currnetly have a Ridgeback hybrid) and am choosing between three options.

They are the B'Twin Triban 540, the Cube Attain Pro and the Specialized Allez E5.

It's for a weekly leisure ride of 40-50 miles and occasional commuting in London. My budget is around £650.

I'm leaning towards the Triban because of the superior gears and wheels but would really appreciate any advice as well as feedback from anyone with experience of any of these bikes.

Thanks very much.
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I would definitely go with the B'Twin based solely on the superior components. If possible I would try to ride each and make your decision based on that rather than a theoretical comparison of looks/components/etc..

They all look like decent entry-level bikes, though. Have fun!
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