I might have an opportunity to purchase a 2003 Bianchi Axis for about $750, or a 2005 Axis for about $975. There are definitely a few changes and improvements (though this 2003 has a triple ring), but what would be some reasons to spend the extra dough? Any thoughts?
2005 also has a triple, though how the Sugino crankset performs is questionable. I'm also deciding b/w the Axis and a Bianchi roadie. I think the Axis' Ultralite frame should be pretty durable, especially w/ matte finish. $975 is a good price, given quality of frame, wheels, and component set. I'd say at least give it a ride. I liked it.