2009 Jake the Snake vs 2011 Tricross Sport
I have a local bike shop that still has a couple 2009 Jake the Snake bikes new and are selling them at $1100 complete with Shimano 105 10speed components.
However they also have the 2011 Specialized Tricrosses at $1250. Is it worth the $150 to have the tricross that is newer even though it only has Tiagra components and a 9speed rear derailleur?
They also have a Felt F35X in my size that is a 2009 as well with Shimano 105 components. But I can't seem to find out much on this bike and can't seem to find out why they only made it in 2009 and no other years!
It seems like people love both bikes, but I didn't know if the 105 components are better enough to justify getting an older (but still new) bike.
Any advice is appreciated. I will be using it for Touring, dirt/gravel roads and for road biking to work.