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Narrowed purchase down to 3 bikes. Don't really think I can go too wrong with any of them. All 3 are priced with HED Ardennes with SL+ Powertap. So, pluses, minuses, and neutral:

Addict R2 (Ultegra) $0
+ Great Shop!
n HMF (slightly softer than HMX)
n 15.6 lbs
- Ultegra Hoods
- Ultegra levers (wiggly)

Addict R1 (DA) $1,400
+ 13.5 lbs
+ DA Hoods (more comfortable than Ultegra)
n HMX (stiffer, but harder on a**?)
- 32 spoke rear instead of 24 spoke
- DA wiggly levers
- Not crazy about yellow/black team colors

SuperSix (DI2) $2400
+ DI2 (what can you say, it works great and it's sexy)
+ DI2 levers (ain't wiggly)
+ more comfortable ride?
+ very nice paint scheme
n DI2 hoods (better than Ult, not as comfortable as DA)
- FSA bars (likely swap for Richey = more $'s ?)
- Higher top tube than addicts (seems really close up to seat)

I'm really kind of stuck on a fence between the 3. Part of me is thinking that it may come down to negatives bugging me more than positives being good - eg, would higher top tube on Supersix bug me. Also thinking that price of DI2 will come down in next year or two so maybe getting the Ultegra Addict now and upgrading in 2 or 3 years might be a good option.

Any input welcome. Thinking I'll make a decision sometime today.

Thanks for everyone's help on this very very long journey.
 

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Decided on the R2. Picked it up this afternoon and just finished a 25 mile loop. Ardennes are truly wonderful. Fun to finally have a powermeter. Still had to work really hard to go fast or up hills though :)
 

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InfiniteLoop said:
But you feel kind of guilty walking out with it :)
That is what short memories are for! Where is this shop? I will fly out and take the Addict of their hands. :thumbsup:
 
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