Christmas is the best holiday ever for the record. So I've gone from wanting to upgrade my bike to being able to have the means to buy a $2000 Tri Bike. The $2000 dollars is a pretty firm upper end because after taxes I'm looking at about $2,200 (yay chicago 10% sales tax). So not to beat a dead horse about entry level tri bikes but I'm looking for a little bit of advice.
Here are my criteria:
Full carbon frame if possible and from a reputable company with a frame that in the future I can upgrade components on. That's it. The price is really the most important thing.
The LBS that I bought my last bike at has a 2010 Cannondale Slice 5 for $2,000 that I'm going to try out this next week.
I'm also planning on hitting up several local tri shops in the area to see what 2009's they have left that they need to sell.
Also, any advice on bargaining the price down on a new bike?