I had an issue with my 586 today so I pulled out the good ol' 281 that I haven't ridden since last fall...and...
The 281 was a DREAM. I don't know if its because of the new campy, the slight geometry difference or the deep dish carbon wheels..but I PREFERED the 281. It was like an old friend..slipping on a well-worn baseball glove that fits me to the nth degree and responds to my touch like the graceful lady its been for the last 10 years.
Don't get me wrong..I'm not 'cheating' on my new baby..but she doesn't quite ride like my ex.
Whats going on?? Is it the lugged carbon frame I prefer? The more familiar shimano shifting..even with a ****ed up right shifter? ..or maybe the whisper quiet A28 neuvations I'm running on the old mare.
Please tell me I just need to give the 586 more time on the road and I'll feel equally at home.