I'm fortunate to be able to look for a new-to-me (or maybe new) bike. I did test rides over the last 4 weeks including the C'dale Synapse, Trek Domane, Ridley Fenix and Cervelo R3. All right in my price range for the 105 builds (except the Ridley, which is Ultegra).
This weekend I rode a Roubaix Expert and fell in love. I've coveted Roubaixs for a long time and everything I hoped for was in the ride. Turns out I can get a screaming deal on one but I'll be spending a bit more than I was planning.
Here's my dilemma...
Now that I've settled on a Roubaix, I've been looking over the used market. I looks like I can pick up a 2-3 year old in the same carbon level as the Expert I rode and save substantial money. THEN...I can buy the Ultegra 6800 groupset, a new set of wheels and transfer everything off the used Roubaix onto my other steel bike for a complete upgrade, while upgrading the Roubaix frameset to the latest groupset.
I know I won't have the frame warranty but I'll get the complete update of my current bike and spend about the same amount of money as buying new.
If I buy the 2014 Roubaix, my other bike remains the mutt that it is for at least another year.
Oh, what to do.