Dear Editor I am 53 years old and since January 2011 owner of my first bike, a Giant that after taking part in numerous Gran Fondo still do it with pleasure taking advantage of them to make cycling holiday and visit new places, I have approached the "rando" Chianti 200, Biella 200 and Ötztaler

(made so rando almost 12 hours). Now I have come to the decision to change bikes and not being an expert, I want have a disinterested advice, not one of a dealer,  can you help me? The choosing is not easy. Among the various models I've been considering: Bianchi Infinito Ultrega, Scott cr1 Pro, Cannodale Synapse 3 Ultrega, Merida Scultura, Wilier Granturismo. I would like your opinion and possibly other models you recommended. Signed letter

Dear Reader, a bike, better a frame, for randonnee is preferable to have a great comfort, given the many hours that you stay in the saddle, as well as a good stability and driving safety, which allows less physical and mental effort in control of the bike, another key issue after several hours of driving. Between the frames you reported Bianchi, Scott and Cannondale are preferred over others, however, rule out the Merida Scultura, unsuitable for use you want to do. Add to the list the Trek Domane and Specialized Roubaix SL4. Overall, the best frame is Trek Domane, followed by Specialized Roubaix SL4 and Bianchi Infinito; with a prevalence for Specialized and Trek. For the assembly is fine a mechanical Ultegra, alternatively, a Sram Force.