Ok, I have a question for all the SoCal gurus...
After looking around, I've decided on a new bike. Here is my dilemma:
I was really looking at building up a steel Ox Platnum Salsa La Raza with Campy Centaur. I can have the complete bike for a shade un $2k.
On the other hand, Hi-Bikes has a Colnago CLX with Ultegra SL for $2999 (+ tax, of course).
Now, here's my dilemma: I'm enthalled with the Salsa for some reason and I've really been wanting to try Campy stuff. However, the Colnago is a Colnago, although it has Shimano and not Campy plus it's $1k more. While I'm not made of money, I can afford to spend the extra $1k if I think I need to.
I plan on using the bike for training, centuries/charity rides, that kind of stuff. After reading about the speed of some of the crits, not sure if those are in my future or not.
I guess I'm leaning towards the Salsa, just need so justification that the Colnago is really just a name. I was thinking if the Salsa frame didn't work out, at least I'd have an awesome group to put on a different frame. I will have my aluminum Giant TCX if I really want to try crits...