hi all, need some help making sense of a friend's desire to buy a Canyon Nerve AM 9.0 - I've never seen one in the 'flesh' and neither has he. Here's the rub - he's entirely and completely new to the sport but still wants a very nice toy. He's happy to spend £2k or a bit more and can't ignore the value for money argument for the Canyon. Disregard the usual response that it's a daft amount of money to spend on something that may never see the light of day and focus on the probability that it will be ridden on Norfolk farm tracks and woody trails in addition to infrequent trips to peaks, lake district, Wales etc. He's about 6'1" and probably weighs about 16 stone (?)
What shall I advise? I'd be a lot happier if he just got a 2nd hand Orange 5 and had it serviced and maybe a respray just cos I know it inside out and I know it fits him.
Advice gratefull received (never to be used as 'I told you so!')