Ok. I looking to get a specialized Allez double or a motobecane phantom cx (bikes direct). for long distance riding, which is better. Obviously, the motobecane is a cyclocross and can handle bigger tires, fenders, rack. but what about the specialized? I can't find any information on it. Up to what size tires does it use? For long distance riding, does tire size matter much (are wider tires more durable)? can the specialized take fenders/rack?
this is my first decent bike, so please bear with me. Thanks for the information! I just need to know really soon because the person selling the specialized (for $600, brand new) is leaving in a couple days. Thank you so much in advance!