I owned a mountain bike for 5 years or so but over the past couple of years I found myself riding on a few different road/country lane routes ranging from 15 - 20 miles. This made me realise I wanted to get in to road riding more seriously so I sold my bike. I then had to decide whether to purchase a road bike with drop or straight handlebars. I decided for the latter in the form of a Specialized Sirrus Comp. This is a fab bike but after 4 weeks of riding I realised I had made a mistake and should have gone for drop bars. I am now in the process of selling my Sirrus and have decided to opt for either a Trek 5000 or a Specialized Tarmac Comp.
Can anyone advise what the best option would be? Alternatively, is there a better model within the same price bracket?