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new frame, or new bike?

Old 01-03-13, 12:38 AM
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new frame, or new bike?

just saw the 2013 cervelo s5. the frameset is 3800. i currently have a 2009 s2. however an additional $500 gets a complete bike for 4300.

thinking of just paying 4300 for the s5, swapping in my existing parts (if better, pretty sure the wheels are) and selling it. think it's a good idea? or just get the frameset?
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It's usually cheaper to buy a complete bike and to sell off any parts that you don't want.
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Cervelo's site lists the Rival version for $3,800, the same price as the frame. You might as well just buy that.
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