Hey guys, forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this but I couldn't find a more suitable area to post. (Admin's feel free to move post if in incorrect location)
I recently had my bike stolen (2009 Felt F85) and while I am currently doing all I can to find it, it was insured and I will be needing a new bike as soon as possible. I have contacts with Felt bikes importer so I can get bikes at cost price so what I'm thinking of doing is taking a monetary pay out from the insurance company and buying straight from the importer. For the value of the old bike I have either 2 bikes in my price range. Either a 2012 Felt F55 or a 2012 Felt F6. I have been out of biking for a while and while I still understand how Shimano's group sets scale I never became very knowledgeable about the SRAM road gear.
The Felt F55 has an aluminium frame and Shimano Ultegra group set.
The Felt F6 has SRAM APEX groupset and full carbon frame.
The main thing I am wondering about is, is a low quality carbon frame going to be better than a high quality aluminium one ?
Can you guys have a look at these 2 bikes and tell me what you think would be the better one overall and why?
F6 - http://www.feltbicycles.com/Australi...Series/F6.aspx
F55 - http://www.feltbicycles.com/Australi...eries/F55.aspx
Kind regards, Matthew Grosser.