New here so I am sorry if I am repeating things. I am looking for a new bike and have narrowed down my search to the following bikes:
Cannondale Six13 r3000
Ridley Damocles frame with my 9speed Dura Ace on it
Specialized Tarmac Pro
Cervelo r2.5 Chorus
Basically these all have similar geometry in a 58cm frame and I am confused as hell as to what would make the best general fast club riding, crit racing, and centuries once in a while. I am 6' 190lbs racing weight and don't really worry too much about a third or half pound weight difference. Sacrilege on this board I know. I live in Northern California so hills are a fact of life, even in crits, but mostly I just want a great bike for $3500 out the door. I have read good and bad about each of these bikes. I'd like to hear from folks who have bought them or ridden them and what they do and don't like. I don't want to make a mistake on the bike as my wife basically lets me get a new bike every decade it seems.
Currently I am leaning towards the Cervelo or the Ridley though I have ridden neither. The Cannondale seems good and I plan to test ride it tomorrow. The Specialized bugs me as it is a pound and a half heavier then the others and is not the top of the line frame. For this kind of cash I think I should expect to get a really nice frame that I can upgrade on for a while.
So, if you had to pick between these bikes or if you had $3500 to spend out the door (including tax and pedals) what would you do? Hell if I know and I get more confused every day.
Thanks in advance for your opinions!