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superb
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by superb

Hi guys!

Question...which bike to buy for about the same price?

1. new Scott Foil 30 2016, Shimano 105
2. little used Scott Solace Premium 2014, Shimano DA Di2


Foil
+ new
+ nice look
- Tektro brakes

Solace
+ Di2
- used

What would you buy?

Shrike
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by Shrike

Literally spent the past 3 minutes typing sarcastic replies and deleting them :lol:

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superb
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by superb

...And I still do not know what to buy.

p.s.
this will be 3rd bike...will be used only in bad weather. I do not care if it is aero or endurance geometry. Both ca 2.200 usd.

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IrrelevantD
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by IrrelevantD

What version of Di2?

I mean honestly, as good as 105's have become with the 5800, anything Di2 is just that much nicer.
That being said, I'd probably be a little hesitant on the 10 speed 6770 and absolutely avoid the initial Dura-Ace version (7970) as it used different cables that aren't compatible with anything else. But if it's Ultegra 6870 or DA 9070, it's a keeper.
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superb
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by superb

Shimano 105 5800
Shimano DA 9070

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themidge
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by themidge

I'd get 9070 in a flash over 5800 (who wouldn't? :noidea: ). It'll work better, looks better if you set it up nicely, and i'd imagine it'll be better in the rain/winter with no cables to get gunged up.
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seaneT1
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by seaneT1

Plus for bad weather you can put mudguards and stuff easier on a solace, so the solace gets my vote aswell.

dricked
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by dricked

I’ve got some like new 5800 takeoff levers/calipers if you decide to go that way.

Nm, it’s a full bike.
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DurianGrey
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by DurianGrey

I'd pick up the older / nicer one, but I hate paying for depreciation. Plus you likely have more room to bargain used

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by morganb

For what you want to do the Solace makes 100 times more sense.

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by Mr.Gib

As above a Foil makes zero sense as a bad weather bike. With the Solace you will at least have room to run bigger tires and/or mount fenders
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TonyM
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by TonyM

For your use in bad weather the Solace!!

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