Let me apologize in advance for another one of these threads, but I have to say polling a group like this can really help when weighing out decisions for a new road bike. I have narrowed my choice down to 2 bikes. I am looking for something that's comfortable in the saddle all day but still fun to throw around when the opportunity presents itself. Price (as is usually the case) is my biggest limiter with a budget of about 3k.
I found a 2011 close out on the Wilier Impiriale for 2800.00 and that seems to be at the top of my list. My only concern is really the all day comfort.
My other consideration is the 2012 Look 566 which comes in at about 3k for a similar spec'd bike. I understand that this is built for long days in the saddle, but it can be a little bit bland otherwise.
I would appreciate any thoughts! Thank you!