So I'm looking around at options and have decided to pick between three bikes.
First option (most likely at this point) 2011 Fuji Roubaix 3.0 which is on sale at Performance for $599. Full sora setup.
Second option: Raleigh Revenio 2.0, on sale at LBS for $699. All sora as well, but has a carbon seat tube as well.
Third: 2011 Fuji Roubaix 2.0 which is very similar to the 3.0 but has full Tiagra gruppo. On sale for $849.
All of them feel pretty good. I think the Fuji 3.0 wins over the Revenio. I guess I'd like some insight on if it's worth the extra $250 for the Tiagra setup. I've been doing ~100 miles a week on a single speed cruiser which is getting old fast. I do still need to get all the extras for the bike too so the $849 is more than I really wanted to spend right now, but on the other hand I want to be smart about the purchase and not be wasting money. I also have to buy a somewhat similar setup for my wife in the next couple weeks too so all the costs instantly double basically.
Is the frame on the 2.0 worth enough that I'm not going to ride it for a few months and just want to sell and get a carbon framed bike? If the rest is super solid then the $250 now for the tiagra seems decent. If you guys think the bike overall in 2.0 or 3.0 format is still going to leave me wanting after I get more into it then I'm thinking perhaps I should save the $250 now to minimize losses selling it down the line and then when upgrade time comes I can look to a carbon/tiagra or 105's. I haven't really rode with either setup enough to know. It seems people with sora's are mostly happy enough with them which makes me think it'll be fine to get more into the sport with till I have a chance to ride for a while and get some more first hand education on what I like and don't like in a bike. I do plan on riding a pretty fair amount and with the perfect weather here I have ample opportunity.
So if you guys were in my shoes what would you do? Thanks!