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I am a lucky man who needs advice !

Thanks to Heir Hunters and my wonderful Mother in Law I am 1500 pounds better off.
She told me there is one condition , make sure you spend it on bike stuff!
I have a Forme Vitesse
.
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-forme-vitesse-11-43327 .Aluminium frame , 105 , Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset.
I have been thinking of getting a Carbon Bike .
I have never rode one so do not what all the fuss is about.
My question is at this price point, Will I notice the difference in weight and ride quality ?
I average 200 miles a week , some hilly stuff .
I am a short rider and get up hills quite quickly when out with some local lads but on the flat
they have Carbon Bikes and leave me for dead .
This could be me and my weakness.
I love my Forme Bike , but on our roads it can be quite harsh .
Will a Carbon bike help ? Will it soak up the buzz, Will I be faster ?
Since adding the above wheels I have noticed I roll a lot quicker over average.
If so which one , Comfort , priority number One and Speed second.
So many questions i know but i do not want to make an expensive mistake.
I am prepared to wait and save a bit more if required .

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    robhales look no further than this bike below;)
    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Cube-Agree-GTC-Pro-Compact-2012-Road-Bike_49373.htm


    And they are available for free in the Wiltshire postal region ;) Just don't complain about the bad packaging!

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    allezhopper And they are available for free in the Wiltshire postal region ;) Just don't complain about the bad packaging!
    That made me smile;)

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    M1keez Thanks to Heir Hunters and my wonderful Mother in Law I am 1500 pounds better off.
    She told me there is one condition , make sure you spend it on bike stuff!
    I have a Forme Vitesse
    .
    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-forme-vitesse-11-43327 .Aluminium frame , 105 , Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset.
    I have been thinking of getting a Carbon Bike .
    I have never rode one so do not what all the fuss is about.
    My question is at this price point, Will I notice the difference in weight and ride quality ?
    I average 200 miles a week , some hilly stuff .
    I am a short rider and get up hills quite quickly when out with some local lads but on the flat
    they have Carbon Bikes and leave me for dead .
    This could be me and my weakness.
    I love my Forme Bike , but on our roads it can be quite harsh .
    Will a Carbon bike help ? Will it soak up the buzz, Will I be faster ?
    Since adding the above wheels I have noticed I roll a lot quicker over average.
    If so which one , Comfort , priority number One and Speed second.
    So many questions i know but i do not want to make an expensive mistake.
    I am prepared to wait and save a bit more if required .

    I have the 2011, model of this Bike> http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Cube-Agree-GTC-Pro-Compact-2012-Road-Bike_49373.htm: and I'd buy it again if something happened to mine > Here>PA030329.jpg
    PA030327.jpg

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    I have seen this Bike seem to be different models on the said site .
    going up to 1700.
    My question is am I going to feel a big difference from my Bike to this ?

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    Mostyn I have the 2011, model of this Bike> http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Cube-Agree-GTC-Pro-Compact-2012-Road-Bike_49373.htm: and I'd buy it again if something happened to mine > Here>PA030329.jpg
    PA030327.jpg
    hi mostyn where did you get the pump from if you don't mind me asking:)

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    robhales hi mostyn where did you get the pump from if you don't mind me asking:)


    Mostyn: he means come to Wiltshire and visit our lovely Post Offices, where we have a great range of sub-standard wrapping solutions.

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    Buy something made of steel!!!!!!

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    Is Steel more forgiving than Carbon ?

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    Its a real can of worms this frame material debate, the genearal rule goes something like this harshest to smoothest, Alloy, Steel, Carbon Titainuim, but of course its not as simple as that, its all down to individual frame spec, best thing to do if you are after a frame is to get one you like regardless of what its made of, cos if you like it you will ride it. Bet that hasnt helped

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