So I've just got myself an awesome new job at work and it comes with a pretty tasty pay rise, so I'm thinking I might treat myself to a new road bike or at least a frameset when I've paid off some car bills! The reasoning behind the whole new bike idea is that my current bike (a CAAD8) doesn't have the highest end bits on it - Tiagra (currently running 1x9 as my front mech seized) and the wheels are the standard maddux rims/formula hubs which have pitted due to my poor maintenance, and the rims have started getting rust spots on them.
I really love the look of ti frames, have always wanted one, and so to make it somewhat affordable I was thinking about just the frameset (planet x seems most reasonably priced) then hanging my components off that til I can afford to upgrade it. Any suggestions for framesets or indeed affordable (I use the term loosely - just not a ridiculous RRP) full built ti bikes?
I have the option of Cycle2Work scheme, are these generally worth doing and if so how do you go about getting a bike that isn't on the cyclescheme site? As they all appear to be average looking alu or carbon jobs.
Or I could just upgrade the old parts on my CAAD8 (would be most cost effective) but tbh I think it looks a bit boring and I fancy something shiny and new!