So 2 weekends ago I cracked my frame in 2 places climbing a hill. Long story short, i bought it used got no love from the manufacturer. I have an upcoming triathlon this weekend so I went out this evening and purchased my new bike. i bought a trek 2.1 road bike. The components aren't as good as previous bike, but not noticeable to me. However the old bike was a cf/alloy combo. carbon seat stays, chain stays, down tube, and top tube. The trek is all aluminum besides the fork and seat post. I feel that it is a little harsher. However I will get a better idea tomorrow evening on my wednesday night fitness ride. The one thing that worries me about the trek is it has I believe 24 paired spoke rims. however the lbs assured me that they stand up, and are warrantied for 5 years. they sold me that a new england patriot had rode the 2.1 on the pan mass challenge. we shall see i am skeptical, however I feel eventually trek will replace them if they become too much of an issue.