So I'm hoping that after a nice long contract, sorting out my accounts properly and generally saving some pennies, i'll be able to switch up the frame on my summer bike to something a bit top end.
The bike's currently running a mixed groupset of dura-ace with an ultegra rear mech, and a mix in that of 9700, 9800 and 6600. Which offends my OCD somewhat, but runs just fine.
So the obvious thing to do is swap the frame, keeping the group. The most sensible frame in terms of spending pennies wisely is the Canyon Ultimate SLX, which looks like a fucking flying machine but is a little on the dull side. The BMC Team Machine sets my pulse racing a bit more, but costs a lot more. And then there's Ritte frames, which look like sex on a carbon stick, but aren;t going to give me as much performance benefit as the other two.
The alternative to a new frame is a new bike. Expensive, yes, but I ought to be able to get a decentish wodge for my current bike, and if I keep an eye out I ought to be able to get either a top end Canyon on the outlet store, or browse endless classifieds to find the dream machine.
What to do, what to do. I just want more shiny things really. Shiny shiny.
Do BMC have an outlet store like Canyon?