Hi all. The roads around (far around) where I live are pretty dreadful, and the Fuji Team Pro I have is faithfully transmitting every single jolt, bump and surface imperfection straight through my wrists and teeth. To that end I'm considering purchasing the Trek Domane 6 series as a frame only. I've already got a full Ultegra setup on my Fuji, and an FSA carbon crank on my tri bike (with Ultegra otherwise).
You'll find plenty of disc-equipped, cyclocross-inspired do-it-all bikes under a grand; they're usually a good option as an all-rounder and popular on cycle-to-work schemes. Now there's one more, the Trek Crossrip, and it's a good bike. It's not the hottest on value but as a package the Elite model we've been riding is sensibly specced and good to ride.
My short list - Trek Madone 4.7. Bianchi Sempre Pro Athena. Storck Scenero G2. All feel great on the 20 minute test ride. Magazines generally review them well. All can be got from local (10 mile radius) LBS of which each shop is known for being a good specialist. Absolutely stumped. Any good ideas or another bike you expected to see (Canyon Internet only and I am technically illiterate so need the LBS for guidance). Thanks.
I'm narrowing my choices regarding a new bike, but have a dilemma. Two of those on the shortlist are a Trek Madone 4.7 and a Canyon Ultimate CF 9.0. Extremely similar geometry (58 in the Trek = 60 in the Canyon), both full carbon good quality frames, both with Shimano Ultegra. However, the Trek has Bontrager Race Tubeless Ready wheels, which the LBS tell me are "pretty much equivalent to Ksyrium Elites". Is this about right? The Canyon actually has Ksyrium Elites.