Yeah, so i'm seriously considering entering my first race on my entry level specialized allez.. with sora shifters . I've been biking for a little over a year and if i could go back in time i def would have bought a more expensive bike (hindsight is 20/20). I know that i won't be a contender to win the race, but i sure as hell would like to get some experience under my belt. And next season, when i believe that i can be a contender.. i will purchase a more expensive bike.
But anyways, down to the question... do yall think i'll get dropped in a heartbeat with my heavy, inexpensive components.. or will i be able to hang around with the peloton and get some needed race experience?