What's up everyone?
I'm looking into buying a Specialized P series or a similar type of bike. I stopped by my LBS and took a look at a P.1 and man it looked tough. I didn't have time to take it for a spin but I plan to this weekend.
The question I have is which size would I want to get? I'm about 5'11" - 6' and 225lbs The P series only comes in either a short (21.25" tt) or long (22.5" tt). I am leaning towards the P.1 as it's cheaper for me to get into, plus I can upgrade as I go rather than pay for extra parts on the P.2 that would end up being replaced anyway. The guy at the shop told me the P.1 only comes in small though. I don't know if this is true since Specialized lists both sizes for either bike on their website but have yet to confirm this. He also said that the small was a suitable size for me but I would rather get more than one opinion before I decide to purchase.
I plan to be doing mostly urban riding, drops, stairs and anything else I can find. Although I want to be able to ride this thing to any place I want to go. Basically anything I don't feel like abusing my XC bike on. If that is the case, should I be looking at something with less of a laid back riding position to it? I also only have a budget of about $700 give or take a little.