I’ve been in the market for a new bike for a while now, and I’ve finally narrowed the search down to a few options. I did get a fitting first to determine the best frames for my position which has come down to the following:
Pros - has everything I want (disc/DI2/carbon wheels/aero frame). Aesthetics.
Cons - $$$
Parlee Altum Disc
Pros - Fewer Parlees out there, unique frame, supporting a local company. Comes with Disc/DI2, cheaper than the S3.
Cons - would have to get nicer wheels, more endurance oriented geometry (although the fit would be almost the same as the S3), undecided on whether I like the stock paint job.
Pros - DI2/Aero/best wheels/decent price
Cons - no disc, rear rim brakes under bottom bracket.
Curious if anybody rides or has any experience with any of these bikes? Unfortunately, test riding is not really an option. Primarily would use for racing, group rides, and solo rides around relatively hilly new england.