Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:55
Personally, I don't really get why TT bikes are deemed so bad if there's hills about the place.
Uphill - chances are you're out of the saddle and up onto the bull bars, which is not much different from being on the hoods on a road bike, so you're not losing much.
Downhill - you're more aero on a TT bike, so therefore faster, and as long as you're confident transitioning from the aero bars to the bull bars quickly enough to get to you're brakes when needed, then for me a TT bike wins every time, if being as fast as possible over a long distance, and saving your legs for the run, is what's important to you.
Each to their own though. At the end of the day, £2,500 is going to buy you a nice bike whatever option you choose.
Just don't buy a red one, for God's sake.