2014 Trek Madone 4.7
I've vowed for over a year that I wouldn't upgrade/change my race bike until I'd won something but the temptation has pretty much gotten the better of me.
I'm currently on a Kuota Kharma 2012, running 105 and to be fair, it's a bit of a dog. It was great when I wasn't racing but its performance and acceleration abilities on the climbs are really starting to wear me down. It's just not stiff enough (ho ho). You can literally feel it bending under the pressure when you start to put the power down.
The Madone 4.7 is only a slight upgrade but with it coming in at the same price point, with full Ultegra & weighing about a kg less as a full build it's almost a no-brainer.
Just wondering, has anyone raced the Madones or does anyone have any informed opinions on these? I don't want to buy a new race bike with the aim of bettering performance only to find that it's a similar dog to my Kuota.