It's a good question if you prefer those brands. It's a drag to invest in a new setup just to have the new one roll out a month later. I haven't seen any new cannondales except the new Caad10, which has a new fork and paint. Cannondale are stuck in a good position though, the Evo and the Caad designs are great - they look awesome and perform just as well. I would hate to see them add a lame curve to the top tube or something just for a new frame. I'd love an Evo with a solid color paint and maybe an updated high end carbon like they have on the new Dogma.
Totally agree with this point.
New Tarmac trimmed off the seat tube which makes it tough if you have long legs and ride a smaller frame. I have been a Tarmac racer for a long time and have to bail on this new design because they've sloped it to death. No seatpost could be long enough for me in the right size.
I agree, but I'm the opposite. Long back, shorter legs so not as much of an issue. Speaking to one of the Spesh UK honchos last week and he was telling me the idea behind the longer seatpost is to introduce more flex/comfort which can be tuned on the back of different seatpost stiffnesses.
Not sure about Giant, they don't fit me too well with the slack seat tubes. Did you check out Scott? The Addict SL is comparable to a Tarmac or Evo. Two other good brands to consider are Stevens and Canyon, but it's hard to find them in the US.
The slacker angles on the TCR aren't something that I'd traditionally prefer, all things being equal.
The new Addict is an interesting proposition. I'm a big fan of Scott as I also have a CR1 SL, but as there's not much being written about it at the moment I'm not sure how smooth it will be. The road surfaces in Scotland dictate that I couldn't by a Venge/Foil. Needs to be fast, but still offer some degree of comfort, which both the Tarmac and Evo apparently deliver in spades.
Heard too many horror stories about Canyon customer services and seat tube cracks to buy one of them. Shame, as the Ultimate CF SLX looks a wonderful machine...