Hi everyone, Summer is fast approaching and I am in the market for a new road bike. I will mainly be using the bike for personal fitness rides of about 30 to 35 miles and I have a budget of £1,500 to £2,000. I can't rule out the possibility of maybe a week's touring as well, although that's probably stretching the capabilities of a road bike. My big conundrum is whether to go for titanium or carbon. I am 6' 2" and 14 stone and worry that carbon bikes are too delicate, although I'm sure that much heavier riders than myself have carbon road bikes. Titanium sounds great, but somehow they just look a little bit boring. I was looking at Van Nicholas (hence my user name) and Enigma for titanium and Colnago and De Rosa for carbon. I liked the idea of an Italian bike, but was quite disappointed to see that the Colnagos are now made in the far east, but I guess that's just the way of the world now. I guess I just want a nice looking bike for my budget. Any help with regards to this conundrum would be most appreciated as I'm sure that it's one that other readers must have as well.