More bike advice time. I'll preface this with I'm over 50 and a Clyde as well (210#). And apologize for the length of the post.....
I have a Cannondale Synapse with Sora components. It is the entry level Synapse. I was starting out and didn't want to bust the budget. But now I thought I wanted carbon and an upgrade. So....
I bought a Trek Madone 4.5. I know, totally different bike.
I talked to the place where I got the Synapse and described why i wanted something new. I talked to one of the techs for a while. He mentioned bringing it in and checking the fit and maybe trying new wheels, saddle, etc.
The Synapse is 21.8# and the Madone is 17 something. 4 pounds!
Anyway, to upgrade the Synapse will probably cost more than the $900 difference between it and the Madone. I could probably sell the Synapse and get an upgraded model if I wanted for less money.
Or I could keep the Madone and sell the Synapse.
I'm worried about moving to the Madone and its more race-oriented geometry. The Synapse is more relaxed. I'm not looking to race just get in miles and try to get fitter and lose some weight.
Hopefully, I won't get flamed too badly but wanted to get you guys' perspective. Am I overthinking it?