the 2013 windsor knight is currently on sale at BD for $800. It's got solid components and rims. I was going to wait till november or christmas to buy my first legit road bike, but this one seems really good to pass up.
Last year, they had gravity road bikes with sram apex, rival and force comnponents selling for 600, 750 and 900 rsepectively. But I'm not sure about the frames on those bikes, which were tapered and different from traditional designs.
so should I buy this before the sale ends tomorrow? Or wait for possibly better deals later this year?
i'm a college student, btw. It would be great to save some money, but I also want to break away from vintage bikes, and make my leap into modern bikes that are actually younger than me.
I also did a lot of research on sram groupsets, and determined that I'm not particularly concerned about the hood shape or the shifting mechanics. Coming from friction shifters, they are both awesome in my book. Also, I was concerned that sram components being lighter, they might wear a little faster than shimano parts.