The bad: not the bike I'd originally had my heart set on, as our shop lost its contract with BMC. That leaves KHS and Focus. The smallest Focus is at least 1 full size too big, on top of being an especially aggressive frame. Instead of smooth and light carbon the new ride may be heavier and sorta buzzy, as it's alum.

The good: the KHS is "dirt cheap," for the specs and should fit me well in an XS. It will leave some budget for wheel upgrade, too. The BMC would not have. And I can someday upgrade the frame, assuming I continue to love duathlons for several more much as I have for the past 6 years. Assuming the frame fits me well, I'd like to target my first Powerman du, next year.