I have AL Masi and a steel Guru road bikes. They both weigh a tad under 18 lbs w/o stuff like tool kit. I like both of them and have no real issues. But, I'm thinking of buying a CF bike. The Masi will be with me forever (long story) so the Guru will likely go. My LBS owner and friend sells several brands of bikes but his main one is Trek. He is suggesting that if I want to go CF I consider a Domane at about $3500 w/Ultegra 11 sp. He rode a Domane for a couple years and then went to an Emonda this year. He does this every two years. He says he misses his Domane. I have several questions. Wondering if members here have any experience with the two models. Wondering if there are other brands that are a little more "exotic" for similar money. And, generally, if there is a noticeable difference in climbing with a CF bike at say, 16 lbs., as opposed to either of my other bikes at their weight. Not concerned about speed so much as ease of effort. Which, of course, could easily relate to speed as well. Or anything else about CF that I don't know that I don't know.