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    Did I REALLY get a bargain?!

    Finally got back in the saddle (well, for a test ride anyway - waiting for my pedals to be delivered before I do anything proper) today after a 15-year absence from cycling. I used to have a Raleigh Record Sprint so the feel of carbon fibre bikes is like nothing I could have ever dreamed of...

    So anyway, I made a massive saving on a brand-new road bike - Trek 5500 from 2004. Original price 2700 - on offer at 1100. Standard set-up - Dura-Ace throughout, Bontrager Race X Lite wheels and bars, Cane Creek headset, and a cheapo saddle (by the looks of it). Feels great and sure I'll love it.

    But next to it was a 2007 Spesh Tarmac Pro - also originally 2700, but now down to 1600. So componentry's of a fairly similar standard, although not 100% Dura-Ace, but my question is - did I do the right thing? Has frame technology changed so much over 4/5 years that the Spesh would've been the best option? Or would I have just been paying an extra 500 for a much more attractively styled frame without any other benefits?

    Look forward to your thoughts!
    Last edited by Steady Rolling; 06-28-08 at 01:53 PM.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF.

    You posted the same info in the Road Cycling forum. Multiple forum posting of the same thread is not allowed.
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    Sounds like you got a very good deal, but I would have gone with the Specialized Tarmac. But that's just my opinion.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    Hi Steady Rolling--the question is--are you happy with it?

    Welcome to BF!

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