Currently I am riding a 2018 Sprint Allez Comp with minor upgrades (Ultegra Brakes and Ksyrium Wheels). It was purchased in February 2019 and since then I have put ~7000 km on the bike. After selling some bike stuff I have cash and the opportunity to get a Scott Foil 20 Disc 2019 for 30% off (2400 €). A testride is not possible (5-6 H drive one way). Is this really an upgrade and should I pull the trigger?
My thoughs so far:
- Need to move to disc bevore getting nice aero carbon wheels (at 85 kg I am a heavy rider)
- Weight wise this is a wash 8 kg for rim brake Allez vs. 8.3 kg for disc brake foil
- Probably some aero watt savings with the foil (5-10 W)
- Probably the Foil would be more comfortable.
Thanks for any advice…
P. S. Main purpose --> road racing / crits and going fast