Well after all my questions about Tarmacs, Madones, etc. I test rode them and wasn't falling in love with them. Then an ad came up about a local bike shop getting rid of their 2012 Fuji's at 55% off and it caught my attention. I liked what I read and the video's I saw so I went to check them out. I had my choice of the SST 2.0, Gran Fondo 1.0, and the Altamira 2.0 Di2. Each was $2200.00 so my dilemma was how they felt. The Gran Fondo is a comfy bike, no doubt about that. Rolls smooth and it really would be a great bike if I were doing a lot of centuries or 50 mile + rides but I usually ride to and from work which my longest route is 25 miles. I then rode the SST and that thing is made to go fast and that is about it. It beat the heck out of me in the short ride I was on. I also did not want the gearing it had. I was looking more for a compact set up. Last I tried the Altamira and instantly I felt it was the bike for me. It is a little smaller than I am used to but it just felt right. The Di2 was all new to me but it did not take long to figure it out, even with gloves on, (it was 25 degrees). I liked the Di2 system a lot, especially for cold weather riding I can see them being beneficial when my fingers are freezing or after a long ride and my arms and hands are tired.
This is the bike. The shope is throwing on black tape instead of the white, need to switch to a black seat, new wheels eventually, and the cages will be replaced asap,. I feel I got a killer deal. Thoughts and opinions? Good and bad feedback appreciated.