I'm looking to get a new bike to complete JoGLE (John O'Groats to Lands End) bike ride. I'm training on a Boardman Team Hybrid at the mo but will look to ride a road bike for the actual trip. I have narrowed it down to the two bikes above but am still a little unsure.
Both bikes are well equipped. The Trek, being a triple, is better geared for any of the hilliest terrain but would appear to be stiffer in the frame. If I were to go for the Cannondale I would have to change the rear cassette to a 12-32 (May need to change the derailleur too).
What are people's thoughts. I'll be covering 90 to 120 miles a day for 9 days! Should I go for the slightly more flexible frame in the Cannondale and change the gearing or should I go for the stiffer Trek Madone?
Ant advice will be gratefully received.