Help to Decide (bikes are inside with details)



some123

New Member
Apr 21, 2012
1
0
0
[SIZE= 16px]Hello[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]I’m a new Road biker and I’m trying to make a decision to buy my first road bike.[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]My budget is $700.I found 5 bikes that fit to this budget, So, I need your professional opinion to help me decide which one should I choose.[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]1- 2011 [/SIZE][SIZE= 16px]Specialized Secteur Sport Triple (Price: went down from 1049 to 699)[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]http://www.greggscycles.com/product/11specialized-secteur-sport-triple-72330-1.htm[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]2- 2012 [/SIZE][SIZE= 16px]Specialized Allez Compact (Price: 699)[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]http://www.greggscycles.com/product/12specialized-allez-compact-130913-1.htm[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]3- 2012 [/SIZE][SIZE= 16px]Trek 1.1 (Price: 659)[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]http://www.greggscycles.com/product/12trek-1.1-123188-1.htm[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]4- 2011 [/SIZE][SIZE= 16px]Specialized Secteur Sport Compact (Price: 649)[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]http://www.greggscycles.com/product/11specialized-secteur-sport-compact-72331-1.htm[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]5- Raleigh Revenio 1.0 (Price: 650)[/SIZE]
[SIZE= 16px]http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/revenio-1-0-12/[/SIZE]

[SIZE= 16px]Since It’s my first road bike, so I’m not very familiar with many things in the bikes, so you opinion would be appreciated about which bike should i choose. Thanks[/SIZE]
 

oldbobcat

Well-Known Member
Aug 31, 2003
3,233
194
48
70
These are all fine bikes, but the prices on the two Specialized bikes make the deal. I voted for the Allez because I find the tall head tube of the Secteur silly.