A quick spin around the internet shows new CAAD 10 ultegras going for around 2k. Even if you got it for a full 50% off, that would still be more than I end up paying once I sell the takeoffs from my CAAD8, and I'll end up with mostly SRAM red/force, which is better than ultegra IMO. the '06 CAAD 8 frameset is really sweet, and I was able to custom build, get the colors that I want, etc.
Originally Posted by Ataru074
Overall, I'll be about $950 in to a 2006 CAAD8 with mostly sram red. Its a pretty unbeatable performance per dollar setup, and IMO way better value for my needs than anything new.
I see. There are USA cycling officials. I don't know about timers. As a training race, I don't think it counts towards points. I'm sure I will spend a good chunk of $$ on gas, race fees etc. once I build my race season up to include more races that count towards points.
Originally Posted by JReade