Hello to all of you who have been so much help since I started riding in February, whether you realized it or not (I read much more than I post).
I've lost over 50 pounds since February, have put about 1,550 miles on my current bike (Spec. Hardrock 29er, frame size 23). In the last two weeks I've moved up to riding 20 miles per day, 5 days per week. I think I'm finally ready for a road bike.
I'm 6' 10", about 350 lbs. I've narrowed the bike list down to the Specialized Allez Elite in size 64, the Specialized Secteur Sport in size 64, and the CAAD 10 in size 63. Any of the three will have custom built wheels put on it. I can't try any of them out at any LBS because they don't stock them in that size.
I'm looking for any and all feedback on the three bikes. My most pressing questions probably involve durability, fit, max tire width for each bike, stability and strength of components--but I'm open to all thoughts on any topic. I have particular concerns regarding what's been called "aggressive geometry" on the CAAD, but I've heard that same term used regarding the Allez Elite. I (a) am not sure what that means in this context, and (b) am not sure if/when it makes much of a difference.
Thanks in advance. This forum is an invaluable resource. I'll work on contributing more in the future to pay it forward.