aka Phil Jungels
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
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What kind of protection will it have while stored - that could be a decision maker for me! Will it be safe? Will it be exposed to weather? Will it be stored inside a living area?
That being said, BD bikes are really pretty decent bikes, for their price. Specialized bikes are really nice bikes, though expensive.
If your money supply is not an issue, either way will work - just pay a LBS to assemble, adjust, maintain, either one.
If you are a competent mechanic, save the bucks, and do it yourself.