|Final 3 Choices||biketalk|
Jun 9, 2003 8:34 AM
|Have my list down to the 3 finalists.
1. 2003 Specialized Allez Comp (ultegra), mavic cosmic elite wheels - $2,800 Can
2. 2002 TCR 2 (105)- with same wheels as above - $2,400 Can
3. 2002 Specialized Allez Elte (105) with alex atx 330 wheels - $2,000 Can.
All prices are Can and include taxes. I'm new to the road scene and was looking at spending about $2,000 Can. My LBS has all 3 of these are are giving me fairly good rpices with lifetime free service to boot. Any votes on which one I should pick would be appreciated.
|re: Final 3 Choices||newridr|
Jun 9, 2003 9:41 AM
|I just bought a road bike and was facing the same questions as you. I road the Giant TCR. Not a bad bike, but I thought the ride was a bit harsh. Not to throw a monley wrench into the works, but have you thought about a Cannondale R1000? After looking, I found that the C'dale was actually one of the best values (which is a word that I never would have equated with C'dale in the past).
The R1000 has a Ulti/105 groupo and nice Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. You should at least take a look and compare price and ride with the other bikes you're considering.
Just a thought. Good luck with the purchase.