Yup, I have this syndrome. Probably have added an Oltre XR4 or Cervelo S5 frame to my online shopping cart and almost checked out half a dozen times now. I have a great bike that if you woulda asked me 6 months ago I would have considered it a holy grail bike (2019 Felt FR2 Disc w/ eTAP).
I don’t REALLY need a new Cervelo S5 but boy they sure are pretty. It’s a lot of bike for me so rather than making the impulse buy, I aligned reaching my fitness goals with gifts to myself. Right now I’m at ~2.3w/kg and whenever I hit 3.5w/kg I can start seriously shopping around for a bike upgrade.
I figure at my rate, it will take me over a year to hit 3.5w/kg. So, if I want the bike sooner, then I’ll have to train harder and continue to eat better.
The cool thing is that by the time I hit my fitness goal, I’m thinking I’ll be able to withstand the aggressive stance/geometry of something like the S5. Also, while I’m working up to that fitness goal, I’m putting away a little bit of money each month, making the end purchase much more palatable.
With all this said, God forbid I find something on a used marketplace that is a deal, though. I won’t know how to stop myself.