Option 1) Fuji Norcom 2.5; $1599, feels fast, feels comfortable. It's a 2015 but they still have my size and a super big discount.
Option 2) Blue Triad SP $1299, very comfortable. I didn't feel quite as fast. Maybe even felt a little high but the bike wasn't fully configured to my ride position (which has been mildly changing)
Option 3) Kestrel Talon Tri $1199, Probably my least favorite, but it's cheaper and comes with ultegra while the other 2 are the 105 group sets. It also is the cheapest and I need to consider a few more costs like new pedals and a new bike computer. I will definitely be pushing budget on the Norcom. However, i could pull the old pedals and computer from the trek (will need to get replaced soon but maybe not yet).
I have tried some aluminum options and some more expensive too. I did like the cervelo P1, but that was even more expensive. All the bikes feel better and more responsive than my old Trek and I would love to get my friend out riding with me and pass on the free (spent money some on parts and tune up).
Does anyone ride these bikes? Any insight?