I finally sold my motorcycle and have $2k MAX to spend, needing a pair of shoes as well...luckily a friend is giving me a pair of bibs and one jersey to get me started and using my mtb helmet (yeah not as cool, but its already paid for)
Two bikes I am most considering for the moment, based on reviews and nearness to a dealer
CAAD10 5 msrp $1730 msrp, in a 63
Synapse alloy 5 $1550 in a 61
With everyone's experience in here, how much wiggle room to LBS' have in the price? I will be paying cash, so I am hoping that helps increase the wiggle room....
I have the choice of 3 dealers, one about 30 miles away, and 2 in the 55-60 mile range...I live in the middle of nowhere...
My 1st dilemma- the furthest of the bike shops gives life time tuneups, very knowledgeable staff...just not as convenient, although we do go to bakersfield a couple times a month to visit inlaws, and have the largest inventory
the closest - great customer service previously, but hard to find bikes in my size to test ride...no one has a caad in 63 in stock, which leads to my 2nd dilemma
finding bikes in my size to test ride
(I am 6'5)