Looking at the Scattante R670. $1k with Ultegra on sale right now seems pretty good. But what I've read in some other threads is that Performance/Scattante tends to skimp in other places with some cheap parts. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could take a look at the specs and let me know if you think there are some lower quality parts on here and how that would affect your decision on this bike. Still a good deal at 1k?
Or if anyone actually has experience with the R670 specifically - I'd love that perspective also!
BTW, about me - I still consider myself a novice. Been riding a borrowed bike that is a little too small for me and ready to get my own, but don't want to break the bank. I'd like a road bike that I can use for individual and group rides that can handle medium to long rides, and I'd also like the flexibility to be able to do a century or some sprint tri's now and again. And I prefer a comfortable riding position.