If you are considering buying the Endurace CF 7.0, you’re probably also considering the Endurace AL 7.0, and wondering what the difference is between the carbon and aluminium bikes. Since we think they are both great bikes we can’t really help by telling you one is definitely better than the other, but there are definite differences, and those we can certainly help explain. The CF 7.0, made from specially layered high-quality carbon fibre will offer a different ride quality compared to aluminium. It will be responsive like alu, but more supple, perhaps imperceivably so, at least until you get home from your first four hour ride and realize you are a lot less sore and fatigued than you would feel on an alu frame. The bike is intelligently spec’d with the high-quality but well-priced Shimano 105 groupset. You’ll get the performance without the expensive bells and whistles. Though the Endurace CF 7.0 is officially Canyon’s entry level carbon bike, you can be certain it offers anything but entry level performance. If you are looking for the best road bike on a budget, the CF 7.0 is a compelling choice.