I am considering buying a road bike. Because this will be my first one, I am looking for something affordable but also capable. I am looking at 3 in particular:
2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 1.0: http://2010.fujibikes.com/Road/Performance/Roubaix-ACR-1-0.aspx
2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 2.0: http://2010.fujibikes.com/Road/Performance/Roubaix-ACR-2-0.aspx
2011 Giant Defy 1: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bikes/model/defy/7307/44047/
I chose those 3 because I can get a pretty good deal on each of them. I can get the ACR 1.0 and the Defy 1 for about the same price and the ACR 2.0 for about $150 cheaper. My first question is; since I can get the ACR 1.0 and the Defy 1 for about the same price, are they comparable or is one better than the other? Second, take the best of those 2 and compare it to the ACR 2.0. Is it worth it to pay the extra $150, or should I just spring for the ACR 2.0? From what I can tell, the ACR 1.0 is the better of the two, but I'm not very familiar with all of the components and could use some help.