Been riding bikes all my life, but trying to connect more to organized sport/events this year. I own five bikes. My best ride right now is a Specialized Roubaix, but my Trek 7.9FX is hard to beat also. I had planned on picking up a new Madone later this year, but I for some reason, seem to 'sense' Trek falling from favor in the biking world [ha, was it ever in favor? not sure]. Maybe it has to do with Armstrong's doping accusations? Or mabye some sort of 'sour grape' envy, Trek having won so many Tour de France's? Latest issue of 'Bicycling' did not even have a Trek in it's 'editor's pick' for this year...hmm? Curious. Forking out this kind of 'bucks' is not something I do everyday, so would appreciate any input [ha, probably the most asked question I would imagine...you know, 'what bike should I buy', ha] [$4-5k range]. I'm old, big, and disconnected, so hard to try out every bike in the store, LOL.