I am looking for a road bike. I have asked questions about some older new stock bikes and I am going to take everyone's advice and look at newer bikes. I am on a budget of $1000, but would still like to get a nice bike (ultegra level components). I can get something like this on bikesdirect or rscycles.com. I have read posts about bikes direct, but nothing abou Tommaso. I was looking at the Tommaso Mondial with Ultegra components, which with the 30% discount comes in around the $1000 range. Any thoughts. By comparison, local bike shops are showing me things with tiagra or sora components in the $1000 range.