So, which order of priority do these come in? I’m looking for a new road bike to take me into the disk era, used for club rides and training but near 50 I’d like it to be at the “nice bike” end of the scale.
Paint - Bianchi Oltre XR3. Beautiful paint job and Ultegra only, but also cheap Alu wheelset reported to give a dull ride, I can’t afford a replacement at RRP
Group set - A Scott Addict RC with Di2. A much more “dull” looking bike, Di2, yet average wheels and looks
Wheels - a Vitus CRS - AXS, Reynolds Ar29 but well, it’s Vitus, so it “cheaper brand” albeit UCI approved so perhaps a bit too racy for my needs.
Then finally we have the Giant TCR Ultegra. No electric gears but a otherwise a pretty decent. package, again not a boutique name.
A minefield, what should the priority be?