I am been riding for almost a year and want a better road bike. I have a Steelman Stage Race frame that fell into my hand off of Ebay for $300. I need help processing the the thought process of purchasing the new 11 speed 105 group set and new Ulterga wheels set for a total of $1,000. (2) Invest in a new carbon frame bike in the $3,000 range with 105 during the coming Black Friday / year end sales. I am sure the new carbon bike with 105 will be lighter (17 lbs vs 21 lbs) but should that be the deciding factor?
I am now riding a older Trek 560 steel frame. I am 55 years old but I would like to start doing century rides and just completed a 900 mile 2 week ride. If this is the wrong section please let me know where to post this question.