Do you know if there are any significant differences between Sirrus Comp 2013 and Sirrus Comp 2011? I found a good deal for used bike (2011), but not sure if I should get it.
Im talking about a high end road bike which normally wouldn't have the room for a kickstand in the same position and you would
have to use a chainstay type of kickstand (the bar that goes to the rear wheel)...
I can't imagine spending $1000-1500 on what is essentially a commuting/utility bike.
I don't know how much the Allant currently weighs--but, again, I doubt that any of the bikes weigh significantly less..+/-5 pounds tops.
Having said that--if it's worth it to you for the 5 lbs.--I'd also look into getting a used Cannondale Touring frame (80's-90's). Those might be 'light'-er enough?? + have the ability to take fenders, racks, etc.
Bike + Complete Overhaul at a bike shop--you can probably do this for under $500. Sell the Allant at that point.
Specialized Source 11 is close to what I'm looking for. But it had a totally ridiculous price and I think it was still relatively heavy...
Last edited by justaguest; 01-04-14 at 07:24 PM.
The Trek Allant is quite different than the other bikes you've listed in your first post which are more aggressive riding position. Is that something you are ok with? If you are serious about spending as much as $1500 on just the bike, I would gravitate towards something with internal gears if you need a multi-speed bike.
Maybe something like this Jamis Commuter4 , or less expensive Commuter 3 with 7 speed Nexus hub
Still, I think he's inquiring more about Diamondback, Cannondale, Trek, etc. Certainly plenty of shops for those around. Funny story, there's a local shop w/ 2 locations here and they're about 5 miles apart. The one shop carries Cannondale & Felt and the other Cannondale & Giant because the first store can't carry Giant due to being too close to another Giant distributor.
Fair enough. Any of the brands mentioned would be good. I have a Motobecane and I love it. Great value for what it costs but if your buying from Bikesdirect than you have to do some minor assembly and you may have to adjust deraileur out of the box so if you are not comfortable with that you will need to take to an LBS to set it up which will end up negating most of the money saved buying from BD. As a bike commuter, I will say its not worth worrying about weight. If you add fenders racks panniers etc your bike will be heavy. Personally, i prefer a nice steel frame for commuting because its more comfortable on crappy roads
Weight, to some extent, does matter if it involves carrying the bike up and down stairs when an apartment or subway train is involved. But add racks, panniers, etc maybe not so much. My 25 pound bike is now a 40 pound bike with racks and panniers; 3-4 pounds for rack and pannier bag and about 10 pounds of cargo (lock, lunch, tools, extra batteries, etc).
That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
'07 Giant Cypress WSD "Radagast the Beige-and-Black" * '97 (?) Bianchi Premio "Orion" * '09 Trek Allant "The Black Pearl"