OK, so I am in the process of buying my first road bike since I can feel myself pushing the hybrid to it's limits and the trails are not ride-able enough to consistently be on the mountain bike.
I have found a lbs that is providing me great service and support and is encouraging me to ride so I have decided to try and purchase through them and provide them some support (assuming of course that I can find a road bike that I like). Due to my travel schedule for work and the weather around Philly lately I have not had much luck in being able to take anything out for a test ride to see how it feels so I have been stuck doing research.
One of the bikes I am considering is the Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and this is where my question comes in. The lbs has a 2009 in stock that I can get a pretty good deal on. Based upon some changes between the 2009 and 2010 model years I have been wondering a few things. Would I really notice the difference of almost a full pound in the weight of the bike between a 2009 and a 2010? Also, do I really need to be concerned about this BB30 crank technology that I have been reading about? Seeing as this is my first road bike, am I really looking into this too much?
I ultimately plan on taking out this, and a number of other bikes from different shops out on test rides but sitting in a hotel room traveling for business gives me a lot of time to over-analyze things. I am just curious to other opinions and experiences since it may be a couple of weeks before I can find out for myself and the anticipation is killing me.
This is going to be a large investment for me and I would like to do it right the first time. I have tried for months to find a used road bike but I just have not been able to find anything that fits and all I want to do is ride.
I researched this topic in the road bikes forum but the discussions were mainly focused around racing. I am more into the fitness and weight loss aspect at this point in my life and figure I can always get into racing later after I lose the weight.