New to biking - need advice
Let me tell you about myself. I'm 18, going to college next year. I'm working 2 jobs this summer and they are in about a 6-10 mile radius along with my house.
I used to ride as a kid and loved it, however never had name brand bikes. they were always tiny aluminum ones from yard sales. They are kind of worn out now, and I want to get something new. Something for me that will last all summer, next year and years from now. I like to take care of my stuff and keep it well taken care of.
So far, I'm interested in the Specialized Allez Elite and the Trek 1.5. However I'd be looking to get something a few years older considering money. Probably 2006-2007's.
What do you all think about this? Ive been told to go with the Allez because of the sweeter components (Shimona etc) but I've read that they would need new wheels. Oh yea, I'm 6'2" and 180-190. I'm looking to do this as transportation as well as cardio to go with my lifting. Weight isn't a big factor to me...
Can I get something less and upgrade over time?
FILL ME IN PLEASE!