I am starting to get into road bicycles and have done research from popular companies for their bicycles in my price range for a new bike $1200-1400. I am a college student so anything more I dont have the money for
Giant Defy1- $1400
Trek 2.1- $1300
Specialized Allez Sport Compact Double- $1300
Felt F85- $1250
Cannondale CAAD9 5- $1250
Now I know it would be much easier to just go to my LBS and test ride bicycles, but the two shops near me only sell Trek bicycles, yet can work on any bicycle.
I was just curious as all of you have more skill and experience than me, what bicycle of the 5 (or another bicycle company) you would recommend.