I am going to buy a road bike, and my budget is about 1300$.
And I'm faced dilemma: 1) new 2015 (next year) road bike, for example Merida (aluminum frame, shimano 105, carbon fork) 2) used 2009-2010 road bike, for example Bianchi (carbon all, system fsa, ultegra 6600, mavic rims).
By photos it seems that the old bike is in a very good state (without scratches, etc), new supplies (chain, cassete, brake pads)
So, if we assume, that the state of bike is good indeed (attentive care, etc), then, is it worth buying 5-year bike? Technologies progress nowadays, so difference in 4-5 years is a huge gap, or it's OK?