Sprint CAAD9 Optimo 4
I'm just getting into both road cycling and triathlons and as a result have begun to look at bikes. I expect I would use the bike mainly in triathlons and road races, but not be very concerned about beating others. Versatility was an important issue for me as I expect to do both shorter rides and probably some centuries. At this time, it's not clear to me what type of riding will grip me more, so versatility is definitely important. A few bikes in particular caught my eye, especially Cannondale's CAAD 8 Optimo 2, Optimo 1, and Sprint CAAD9 Optimo 4.
I've been able to find lots of information on their CAAD 8s, albeit often with very different components, but have had very little luck finding reviews, opinions, or even just biased-bashings.
I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this bike or last year's CAAD 8 model. The Sprint ones do come with clip-on aero bars and I was wondering if they are normally well suited for the frame or if they may put one in rather awkward positions, as I've been told sometimes is the case with clip-on aero bars on road frames.
I haven't yet found a store locally that has the bike at the moment so I haven't test rode it yet, but hopefully I will soon.
Thanks a ton,