deciding between 5k bikes
hi all. i'm enjoying nerding out on my impending bike purchase. my local shop fitted me (for a substantial fee) to a boutique brand bike that's about 5k, with ultegra discs and ksyrium elite UST wheels. for the same price i could get a specialized tarmac with the same plus carbon wheels. the fit said i'm pretty flexible so i could ride pretty much anything. i suppose the question is what's worth another k, help with every detail at the best shop in town, or carbon wheels and less good help from a less boutiquey shop?