OK, so it’s a bit of a ‘friday afternoon’ type question.
I’m rocking a 2012 P2. Had it from new, and it’s fairly well optimised (fit, electric shifting, disc and deep section etc). But after 7 years, I have a yen for something new, and quite inclined to get something pretty ‘high’ end on the principle that I’m not going to get younger/faster/better able to appreciate it, I can afford it, and YOLO etc…
One thing to note is that I don’t expect the bike will make a material difference to performance, I figure that’s mainly the engine.
The three that immediately spring to mind are:
Canyon speedmax (CF SLX). Not sure what to say about that, but seems a silly one to miss. I’m in the UK, so it’s good from a cost/delivery pov, not as tricky as for the US folks.
Cervelo P5 - I was originally thinking about the previous gen, then they came out with the P5 disc. I’d need the p3x front end to go wider on the arm pads, and I like some up-tilt, but that’s doable. Less excited by the aesthetics, prefer the previous version in many ways.
Also a bit ‘meh’ about discs. Can’t really decide whether a) I should get onto discs as everything will go that way (maybe, not convinced on the TT side, inevitable for road). OR b) stick on rims as I already have a fair selection of fast wheels.
I don’t need to be UCI legal, but I’m not sure that I can get my head around a p3x…
Trek Speed Concept - It’s old, it’s rim braked… but allegedly one of the fastest bikes around…
Anything else I should be considering? Any advice/thoughts etc?