So, I am new to cycling. I bought a diamondback insight 1 last year to try and lose weight (lost 76 pounds and am addicted to riding). I don't have a lot of extra cah layin around, but really want to upgrade to a real road bike (still have another 70lbs to go). This brings me to my question. I don't k ow that I will ever need a crazy nice bike, I just want to be able to keep up. I pretty well settled on the Tommaso Mondial (http://www.giantnerd.com/tommaso-mon...FUNl7AodU17h-Q) but am not sure which componetry package to go with. Ultegra 6700, 6600, or mix with 105.
Will I even know the difference? Is the extra money worth it? Every dollar more is another dollar to convince my wife of ($800 sounds a lot less than $900 . The only reason I'm thinking of the upgrade 6700 is because I have smaller hands and on bikes at LBS I've felt like the brake shifters were a little out of reach and it looks like this is adjustable on the 6700.
Any suggestions? Anyone ridden the Mondial? Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to learning from this community!