After having talked with a few bike racers, I’ve come to understand that they have usually two bikes on hand. A training bike and a racing bike. The racing bike is the Ferrari, with the best components and the lightest kit, while the training bike is made to last and to take abuse.
I’d like to have a Giant TCR Advanced SL0 as my training bike. I’ve come to realize that the Kuota Kredo Ultra is a mean racing machine, also pretty good to train and to race. I don’t expect to get my racing bike anytime soon. I’ll just concentrate on a training bike. The difficulty is finding a frame that fits me. The other difficulty is making sure that it costs less than the SL0 so that I can train on it ASAP.