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Tech-mechs Advice on big present sought.


So next year is a BIG birthday for me and I'm seriously thinking about a new bike, well at least frameset and groupset. I do have a decent budget as it's been in the pipeline for some time.

I would use it for sportive rides and days like the MSR one posted here recently. I might use it for senior road races but not for circuits/crits - too risky.

Some questions:-

Di2 - anyone using it? recommended despite cost and complications of weight, wiring and battery? Maybe the Dura Ace 9000 which has great reviews would be a better bet. I'm pretty much stuck on Shimano.

Frame size/shape - my height is in my trunk so a short top tube geometry doesn't work. I currently use a Kuota Kom M with a 540mm top tube and a 120mm stem and I wouldn't want to go any shorter.

Been thinking about the following (for no apparent reason other than I like the look):-

Colnago C59

Pina' Dogma 2

Ridley Noah Fast (integrated brakes)

Cervelo R5 (or 5ca mk1 if budget stretches)

Any thoughts experiences greatly appreciated.

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