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).
Is it me, or is everything more expensive than a couple of years back?
Case in point,
2008/9 Spesh Allez's - Tiagra / Sora mix 9-speed set up.
2011 - 2300 set-up
Seemingly to get the £500 'basic' set up of 2009, you now have to stump for the £700+ 'sport' version, which still has an inferior rear casette / mech combo (Sora sora)
Ditto with my chosen, admittedly overpriced steed courtesy of the branding:
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Tiagra 2010 - £820 or so (I got mine for £740)
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Tiagra 2011 - £920
Why why why?