Originally Posted by Turbo329
Actually, it will.
The comfort of the carbon will allow you to ride longer.
The rigidity of the frame in certain spots will improve power transfer to the pedals.
The riding position will let you save wattage.
The lightweight rims will let you accelerate faster uphill and the high quality bearings will let you roll downhill faster.
I know what you mean but technically you are wrong. Maybe these bikes shouldn't cost so much, I agree. But if you ever ride a low end and a high end bike back to back you would understand.
Carbon fiber and Italian geometry make for an amazing ride. The Mavic Aero wheels help too...except when climbing. Hah! Although I passed on it, electric shift is now available from Shimano and Campy.