I'm going to be Going Road in the next month or so, and I'm trying to figure out what I want.
I think I have decided on a Felt F85 in red. However, I'm not so sure about the microshift shifters that come on it. I haven't read very many good reviews of them. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but eh.
So, if I got that bike, would it make sense to swap the shifters, cassette and RD (I want the 11-32 10sp.) to Apex? Or, would I be better off finding something that came with Apex to begin with?
Felt seems to have a good price point and mix of parts. (Plus, I really think its a pretty bike.) Anything else that I've been able to find has been up in the $15-1600 range.
Is it possible to order a bike with the parts you want or are you stuck with stuff you don't want, to try to hock on Ebay? How likely are LBS going to be to give you value for "new" components?