I had been plotting a surprise for Busywife for some time now, but she has foiled my plans. Apparently at BikeStreet Greenville she found a 2013 Scott CR1 Contessa Team on sale for 50% off! I was planning a birthday present in a few months but looks like birthday has arrived sooner!
All carbon CR1 frame, all 105 groupset, 10-speed goodness with a compact front crank and even a decent wheelset for the price point. There’s no catching busywife now! It’s going to be a great bike for her Assault on Marion ride next year…
What was helpful in the decision is I had already had a test ride on a Cr1 and was impressed with the combination of road bike comfort and handling / power transfer. Here’s a review of the same bike:
Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it” KJV