Ok, I am going to get my first Road bike hopefully this Tuesday. There are 2 shops that I would like to deal with so I am limited to the choices between those two shops. What I would like to know is what the benefits really are of spending the extra money between the 2 levels I am trying to decide between. I come from a Mountain Bike background, but Road bikes are totally foreign to me.
At Shop #1 I am trying to decide between a Trek 2.1 and 2.3. At Shop #2 I am looking at the Felt Z70 and Z80.
So Which bike would you recommend? I am 6'0 and about 240 pounds (and going down I have actually already lost about 65 pounds by mountain biking and eating better. Road Bike is the next step in my fitness goals). Thank you for any and all help. I am really confused by all this road bike stuff and could really use any opinions you all may have.