After deciding long (well ok not too long!) and hard about if i should upgrade my old MTB to rigid forks etc so i can commute on it i have decided that i'd rather just by a more suitable road bike and keep the MTB for family rides etc. Now i used to have a 'racer' when i was at school before MTB trend appeared and i brought one of them. I'd really like to go back to something with drops that will also take full mudguards and a rack/ light panier for all year use. I would be looking at second hand but don't seem to be able to find much choice that will take full mudguards. So far i've found the Giant SCR range and the Carrera Virtuoso (i assume the Giant will be the better bike - SCR2 with a bit of luck). Is there anything alse i can get with a budget of up to / around £300?