So, after taking three months to mull over what new bike(and its configuration) I should get, finally decided on a Trek Madone from Project One. Now, here's the problem, I'm having a very, very hard time deciding between three different frames with the exact same built. This is where I need some help from fellow Weight Weenies member.
All bikes will be built with the following specifications:
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2, 6870
Handlebar: Bontrager Race XXX Lite Aero VR-CF
Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite
Saddle: Bontrager Paradigm RXXL Carbon
Color will be the same as the below options.
Option 1: Trek Madone 7 Vapor Coat, Lime Green - $7916.98
My dream color on a bike! Been wanting a green bike for ages and this actually comes in the shade of green I want too! Also, a vapor coat to boot, meaning less weight
. But, this is stretching my budget to the utmost limit where I will be emptying my cash flow account since I will be getting a custom wheelset built that's going to tack on an extra $1800USD.
Option 2: Trek Madone 7 Stock Color, Matte Starry Night Black/Cyan/Yellow - $7076.97
Let's say I want to save some money and forgo my beloved paint job, this will be what I would be getting. Though, I really don't like the color scheme, heck all of the other stock colors for a Madone 7 are not to my liking.
My only other option I would like would be the stock "Matte Trek Black/Dinister Black" color scheme, the same color scheme as the 7.9 and 7 series frameset, but this is boring, boring, boring. Well, this would be my option if I really need to save money.
Option 3: Trek Madone 6 Stock Color, Trek White/Bright Silver/Cyan - $6845.96
Came across this when I want to further my saving. Wow, this color scheme is just absolutely gorgeous and stunning, though I still like option 1 more
. Definitely beats the color scheme of the stock 7 series. Only issue is that there's only $231.01 price difference between this and a stock color 7 series. With about 250 grams heavier and the price to weight ratio, absolutely a no brainier choice as a weight weenie on what to get. Which makes no sense economically to choose a 6 over a 7 series with that difference.
So yeah, having a very hard time deciding which one to get. It would be nice if you guys can talk me into getting one of them. For those who are wondering, why not save up more money and just get the dream bike? Well, by the time I save up money this season would be over and I'm currently having a fidgety right shifter with a somewhat faulty rear derailleur on my current bike.