Hey guys I have mountain biked for one year and absolutely love it. Ive decided to also dip my hands into the road biking aspect of cycling have found a bike that I'm going to purchase however I just have a few questions before I totally follow through. First off I'm a 18 year old at 6feet tall and weigh about 240-245 (if i got down to 210/215 i would be ripped as im just a thick guy to start with and this is my end goal) In the summer i usually cycle at least 5 days a week and can get out for good periods of time such as 2/3 hours. This is why I think trying my hands at road biking would be good. Anyways I found a brand new Specialized Tarmac Comp 2008, it is 56cm which Im told for my height is around where it should be. The link to the specs is here: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...008&spid=34009
Has 105 components which are acceptable, I dont really want to put any money into the bike when I first buy it as I'm a student at university. However is there anything I really need to upgrade ASAP? Im thinking the wheels because snooping around has shown me that a rider at my weight can cause untrue wheels or snaped spokes pretty easily. As well what is a good computer to get for road biking that will tell you the distance and speed you are going nothing to fancy as I dont want to spend alot.
Anyways thanks in advance for everyones suggestions and hope to talk to you about doing 300/500miles a month perhaps even see some of you out on the trails/road.