I currently ride a 2012 Felt B16. Its a 10 speed mech ultegra.
I like the bike a lot. I got it used but in great shape, with nice set of wheels (Reynolds attack/assault combo).
The bike is slightly too big for me. I am on the low end of recommended height (bike is 52 and i am 5’6).
To boot, felt’s poor design choices of the time lead to a broken hanger in the front derailleur cable guide. Now i cant change the front gears.
The options i have are limited. Going full wireless (sram) is not really an option since is too expensive to put on a frame that is too big for me anyways.
My plan is: Get a new TT bike. I thought i wanted an sram 12 speed bike, but man, those are impossible to find for a reasonable price. Also, depending on the bike I end up getting, I might need to get new wheels, since sram 12 speed hubs are not compatible with the wheels i have.
Now i think i want a di2 for convenience. I can get a bike with garbage wheels and reuse the set i already have.
The bikes Ive been looking are:
Canyon Speedmax (absolutly best bang for the buck, race ready.
I really like the BMC Timemachinme, and my LBS can build one.
They can also build Spec.
There is a dealer nearby that sells Trek and I like their TT bike too.
And recently another dealer started selling Giant, but not sure about those (some people call them a step above walmart quality… but i dont buy that)
I would really like to keep it as close as 4500 as possible.