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Hello everyone.

I am wondering which direction to go here need some advice. I currently have a Trek 1100 which has all components upgraded to Shimano 105 & Ralf Wheels with new tires. It runs very well no issues.

I am a newbie and bought this for way cheap as a starter bike which is a bit on the large side (It's a size 56 and I need a 54), but it's served it' purpose because I now know I am interested in the sport.

So, I am wondering if I should buy a new carbon frame here at LBS for $1000.00 and move all Shimano 105 components to that frame or buy a new bike for about $2000.00. (Probably a Madone 4.5 or equivalent)

Your suggestions would be very much appreciated.
 

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What he said...

MB1 said:
If your budget can go up to $2,000 there are a lot of fine used bikes out there.......
...I'd keep your current bike for a beater/rain bike and move up to carbon and better components. Even without going the used route, you can get some amazing stuff for $2000 or less. I'm not a shill for any of these merchants, I'm just pointing out some of the possibilities:


http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/kit/DXXAASU2

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=5813&subcategory_ID=3040

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=23648&subcategory_ID=3040

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=25383&subcategory_ID=3040

http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.13179/.f?sc=7&category=53

http://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.23439/.f?sc=7&category=53
 

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$2000 will get you a brand new Specialized Tarmac, Cervelo Soloist Alu., or Scott S10. Those are some really nice bikes. Switch over your wheels and youve got a great ride plus another one for rainy days or to help a friend get into the sport. Also remember that there's many different grades of carbon so do your homework on that. Not to mention that theres a good amount of carbon frames out there that are built for stiffness and provide a ride that may not be as favorable as aluminum. Not all carbon is a comfy dream ride so ride them all before you buy.
 

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I am a big fan of buying used, but the idea of buying carbon used and then finding a tiny crack a month later is ... Horrifying!!!!

I think I'll stick to a new bike this time around to ensure I have that factory warranty.
 
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