Someone asked me earlier on Twitter what would I recommend as a first road bike. When all is said and done, I think I’d go for the Ribble Sportive. It’s good value, light and looks good. I would go for SRAM Rival groupset as a first time purchase. To spend £200 extra on SRAM Force just to save 200g doesn’t seem worth it.
Have you got any recommendations? Focus possibly? A Boardman?