A little background, I started cycling seriously about 3 years ago, but live up in a fairly rural area in Maine so don’t do a lot of races. I currently have a Giant Defy 5, but have upgraded the wheels to RS500s and the components to 105-R7000. I live in a VERY hilly area, though not particularly steep hills.
I was in my LBS the other day, and noticed they have a 2015 S Works Venge frameset in my size. The owners would be willing to sell it to me for ~$1800. While that seems like an exceptionally good price for that frameset, there are two questions that I’d love some feedback on:
In a hilly area (biggest climb is 3 miles @ 6% but many 1-2 miles at 4-5%) will the geometry of the Venge really be beneficial to me?
Are there any major differences between the 2015 Venge they have and the 2019 or 2020 models?
This seems like a good opportunity to do a major upgrade to what I ride, but I want to make sure it’s going to be a good bike for me, and not just buy it because the price is right.