If I were spending $4,000 or $5,000 on THE and I mean THE bike, then maybe I'd do all that. I'm spending about three times as much as my Volpe cost brand new and less than half of the lightest stiffest bike in the Orbea line. I want to experience the bike, not just test it. I'm just getting into this game, and I know for an absolute fact that riding the Onix is WAAAAAY more fun than riding the Volpe. I'm ready to take the huge risk of buying the Onix. If I still love it all that much in a year, then maybe we'll get married. Otherwise, I salivate over the prospect of going through this all over again finding the next wife. uh, BIKE! I MEANT BIKE! You know that.
P.S. I've already put down a deposit for half of the cost.