First, I apologize for asking what must be a tired question to experienced folks.
Second, thanks to all who have contributed here in these forums...I have spent many an hour reading and have learned a ton about the sport, including tactics and equipment.
I'm wondering what bike to buy. I've narrowed the decision to:
Dolan TC1 ($1500, starter level good bike)
2014 Fuji Track Elite ($3200, Scatto handlebars, mediocre crankset, people hate the aero seatpost)
2015 Fuji Track Elite ($3200, cheap handlebars, Omnium crankset, people hate the aero seatpost)
Dolan DF4 (similar price to the Fuji, configurable, people hate the aero seatpost)
So I've read the threads and learned what I can...but I'm very interested in hearing opinions, preferences, and trade-off judgements. And to be honest, $1500 incremental cost from entry level to top level isn't that much to me for a bike that I'll use a lot and have for years.
About me: new trackie; active bike racer (USAC CX 3, MTB 2, Road 4 but 3 soon); 50 years old, 200 pounds; on the track, will likely enjoy the sprint events more than the endurance events.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!