caad9-4 (with upgraded wheelset) vs tarmac comp vs madone
Hello everyone..I'm an enthuiastic road rider, looking to upgrade. I've narrowed it down to the following three options:
Caad9-4 (upgraded to with syrium elites or ultegras), 2100 $$ at local LBS
4- series Madone
Which one would you go with?
I can't offer an opinion on the CAAD9, but have ridden both the 4.5 and Tarmac and went with the Tarmac. I found the ride to be a good balance between road feel and comfort and handling was quick enough to make it interesting. I also think the frameset is of higher quality.
Originally Posted by Buddy Bradley
That aside, if you haven't ridden them, then I suggest you do so (peferably back to back), because my opinions may not be yours - and the geo/ fit that works for me may not work for you.
Just a FYI... I tested '08's. I don't know if the 4.5 has been upgraded since then, but the Tarmac Comp now uses slightly higher grade CF.