Hey Carlo- Thanks for the advise. I’ll keep it all in mind. My thinking is I tend to keep something a long time, the Tarmac I’ve ridden will be 10 years this summer. So I’m Thinking about time to go for the super dream bike. But I’m a one bike kind of guy. I don’t think I’d want to invest in multiple bikes for different functionality, Aero vs road. Funny you mentioned the Oltre XR4. That is looking like the “someday” bike. That’s the one I’m leaning towards. It’s also looking like new territory for this level of bike in that it’s going to be a bespoke build. Not something you can get off the rack as far as I know. Which is fine as I wanted to also pick the component group. I always wanted to go Italian all the way for this build as I mentioned earlier. So I figured for the cost of a couple of bikes, just get one really nice one. To future proof, I’d get all the electronics installed now rather then later. The Specialissima is the traditional road bike and it is on the table still. The guy at the bike shop felt for my riding the XR4 would likely be better for me and it’s no slouch if I want to climb with it. I imagine it will be better at climbing then bikes from many years ago that we’re heavier. So if I decide to go this route, it’s going to be a custom build and the shop of course will size and fit the bike for me. I was concerned Bianchi geometry is very different from what I’m used to. I hope to try one. The XR4 frame with discs is so nice with the hidden cables. But I’m torn about the rim brakes. You make good points about the rim wear. And the bike industry seems to be pushing everyone to discs. I did read about the complexity to maintain them. That’s why I posted that video above, I had no idea they are hydraulic. To see it installed then fluid added was interesting. So maybe disc brakes are the future. I’ll try to read up more about them and yet, there is a youtuber whose a racer who has ridden both discs and rim on XR3 and XR4 and he’s going back to rim brakes, he just likes them better, understands the pros and cons of both. I still worry about electronic shifting running out of power on a ride. Would be nice if you could carry a spare back up battery to charge it. It was suggested by the bike shop that the night before a ride to charge everything up. Another rabbit hole are the computers. Garmin and Wahoo are the two leaders. I like from what I’ve seen is you can see what gear you’re in. And you get navigation. That’s not as critical as my phone can do that. But nice. And my watch can do heart rate. Of course the big thing is the power meter. So many new things to learn about and digest. I agree with your idea about waiting a bit for the 2020 models. Maybe after taxes are done too. So until then, I’ll keep trying to gather more info and try to see the bikes at a bike shop. ake good points about the rim wear. And the bike industry seems to be pushing everyone to discs. I did read about the complexity to maintain them. That’s why I posted that video above, I had no idea they are hydraulic. So maybe disc brakes are the future. I still worry about electronic shifting running out of power on a ride. Would be nice if you could carry a spare back up battery to charge it. Another rabbit hole are the computers. I agree with your idea about waiting a bit for the 2020 models.