I've been putting a few bucks away every pay period.
When I get to the 'seemingly unobtainable' 200# I'd like to treat myself.
The Specialized is certainly more affordable, and we'll have to see what the new models bring. I recall when I bought my 7.5FX I was 'certain' I wanted a road bike. The LBS put and Allez on a trainer and I hated it. Then the FX and my cadence picked right up and it was just a more comfortable position for me. I'm thinking it was my gut but plenty of Clydes ride road bikes.
Now down to money. I can afford a Specialized Elite Compact Allez but not much more.
I don't know what the Trek equivalent is but I'll just have to ride them. That's the bottom line isn't it?
Any words about the Allez and comporable models?