I'm 61 and getting back into cycling after a few years out. I'm riding a Hewitt Cheviot which is great for full-blooded touring but too slow/hard for audax and sportives. Now that mudgards are no longer de rigeur for audaxes, I'm in a quandary. Whether to get, say, a Condor Fratello with mudguards and a triple chainset (which I'm used to), or go carbon (thinking of the Bottecchia 8tavio which 'Fat Birds don't fly' are doing at a discount for a little while). But though only two-thirds the weight of my current bike, will I be able to handle a compact chainset (there's no way I could have any 'cred' having a triple on that sort of bike)? Any thoughts or ramblings greatly received.