I’ll cut a long story short. Recently I acquired a second hand Madone SLR 6. Excellent condition, light use, good price. I’ve wanted a ‘proper’ aero bike for ages and this was too good an opportunity to pass up.
It has mechanical Ultegra, which is fine if unexciting, and Bontrager Comp wheels, which while aero, weigh the same as a small child.
I’d like to upgrade the groupset to Di2 and the wheels to something less weighty, though neither is terribly urgent.
However, I now have too many bikes (n+1 now = s, for those familiar with The Rules), and selling one would also recoup some money. The obvious sale candidate has Di2 and Hunt carbon wheels.
Now what I could do is swap the groupsets and wheelsets over, leaving the Trek upgraded, and the outgoing bike with the Ultegra groupset and Bontrager wheels.
Advantage: this has the bonus of upgrading the Trek for nothing (except labour, as I’m not transferring over the Di2 myself).
Disadvantage: this reduces (likely substantially) the sale price of the outgoing bike.
What I’m trying to work out is is it likely to be more financially efficient to swap the components/wheels now, or to sell the other bike ‘as is’ and then look for bargain Di2 components and a set of suitable wheels on Ebay over the next few months?
The only further consideration is that I’d like to have wheels a bit deeper than 33mm on the Trek, so I could just swap the groupsets, and sell the other bike with the Hunts. That would probably be a halfway house option.
What do you think?