So I've looked at a lovely Trek bike ($2,900), a gorgeous Argon (full carbon $2,700) and a very lovely Giant Avail Composite 3 (full carbon $1,700)....I have one more shop to check out...what do you think so far? I'm definitely smitten on the $2,900 Trek, but....it's at Cap's and they're a large chain bike shop...I'd rather support the smaller shops! I just don't think I need to spend over 2 grand!!?!? What's your opinion re: carbon over aluminum?
I'd rather put the money towards a really good frame, shorts, shoes and all the other accessories...including a wind trainer!