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Old 11-23-16, 09:47 PM
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San Pedro
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I would have liked to get Ultegra, but the wife shot down my hopes of spending the extra cash required. I'm very happy with 105. It is a big improvement from Tiagra 4600. Giant has good deals on bikes, and they're TCR line has the groupset cranks and brakes.

If you plan to take a BD bike to an LBS remember to factor that into over costs. You could also consider UK online retailers. Wiggle has some nice sales on Edy Merckx bikes, but it seems like they're moving them because sizes are running out. This is a great priced example: wiggle.com | Eddy Merckx Sallanches 64 (Ultegra - 2016) Road Bike | Road Bikes - Race
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