I want something fancy, so am selling my current bike to help pay for the new one.
it's a 2012 giant defy1, which i've added a few upgrades to. size is medium. suits about 170-179cm rider.(may need a 110mm stem if at the 179cm end)
here's the bike's website for full specs.
i've added bracciano wheels, selle italia max slr gel flow saddle, ultegra cassette, 105 brakes, 105 pedals, 2 bottle cages and a rear led light.
it's in excellent condition still, only been ridden around 500-550kms. kept inside, not ridden in the wet.
i'm after $999, which is what i've spent just on the above accesories in the last 4mths!
Consider keeping the wheels, I dont think you'll get a bike with as good a wheel as the Bracciano's unless you spend a crap load.
Or I can buy the Braccianos second hand , and you sell the bike with my RS-20's on it :)
I think the more important question is what are you upgrading to?
probably one of these 3. avanti quantum team, giant tcr sl, merida reacto 907/909
been doing some googling and they've all had pretty good reports. media and user based.
I'm riding the Reacto 907 and *loving it*. It was huge step up from my older alloy frame/105 combination.
Disclaimer: Merida don't exactly pay me to say things like that but I did get the bike for nix in a competition. I can't compare it with the others on your list but yep, I'm very happy. (You'd be welcome to try mine, but it is an XL frame..)
i found the bike i hope to buy. if it's still for sale on tuesday, i'll be putting a deposit down on a quantum team di2.
bloody good bike there mate. A mate of mine has the 08 Avanti QT with Ultegra and hasn't looked back. Got it for a song too at the time. Be sure to show us some pics.