Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston MA
Bikes: 2006 CAAD 8 (R5000), 2002 Bianchi Giro bad weather bike/ghetto TT setup, very ugly 2001 GT ZRX CX bike, bianchi Brava trainer slave
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Originally Posted by Ataru074
you can get easily a 2013 caad 10 ultegra (NEW) for that budget.. at least I got mine and I still had something to spare for pedals and saddle.
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.
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.