I'm a spinner converting to road biking, and would like to ride long and hard on whatever I buy. I'm 6"3, 263 lbs.
I tried out a Specialized TARMAC Comp carbon frame bike that felt sweet, but am concerned about buying a bike that won't let me ride really hard on it. I've been told by an experienced road rider that I need something with a steel frame (Like a Surly?? or a Lemond Buenos Aires)?
Any suggestions on the Spec. TARMAC or any other model, or other recommendations are greatly appreciated!
Also, anyone know any good places to buy road bikes in Los Angeles, (other than Supergo and Helen's)?
Thanks a lot!