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Trying to decide on the 2013 vs 2014 Vaya 2. I can get the 2013 for about $300 less and from what I can tell the main difference is SRAM Apex double vs Shimano 105 triple. Has anyone ridden both years and can let me know what I might be missing by going with the 2013? Thanks!
 

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My vote is for the 2013 Vaya 2

Trying to decide on the 2013 vs 2014 Vaya 2. I can get the 2013 for about $300 less and from what I can tell the main difference is SRAM Apex double vs Shimano 105 triple. Has anyone ridden both years and can let me know what I might be missing by going with the 2013? Thanks!
I think the 2013 Vaya 2 (vanilla/blue) complete is one of the sharpest bikes I've ever seen, and the build is really solid right out of the box. I was very lucky to find a 57cm (deeply discounted as well) and picked it up today. Quick change of saddle and pedals, and ready to ride. I swapped out the 48/34 apex crank for a X.5 39/26 in deference to the steep hills around me. I've seen the 2014 Vaya 2 live, and it is not nearly as good looking as the '13, IMHO.
 

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Thx, I forgot to update this thread! I picked up a 2013 Vaya 2 mid November at an incredible close-out price. It's almost stock except the shop had put a custom set of XT / Velocity Dyad wheels on it. Really love the bike although I have noticed the paint does mark / chip rather easily.
I would have been OK with the 2014 Blue Vaya 2, but I prefer the double Sram crank and the 2013 was a great deal!
 

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I think the 2013 Vaya 2 (vanilla/blue) complete is one of the sharpest bikes I've ever seen
Ditto. It's gorgeous.

If any of you guys ever want to change out your vanilla fork, or cut your steerer, I'm a buyer. They cut mine at the shop, and I need that extra 80mm.
 

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I also love the bike but holy god the chips are horrible. I wonder if they just didn't choose the right paint, or whether this colour of pain has a softness to it that creates problems. I'm currently trying to figure out how to do some spot repairs, but there are literally hundreds of dings on pretty much every tube after three years with this bike...
 

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I didn't have that many chips, but yeah, the paint looked great but I haven't had a bike that scratched and chipped this easily since a steel Pegoretti I had back in the day...

I also love the bike but holy god the chips are horrible. I wonder if they just didn't choose the right paint, or whether this colour of pain has a softness to it that creates problems. I'm currently trying to figure out how to do some spot repairs, but there are literally hundreds of dings on pretty much every tube after three years with this bike...
 
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