After riding a used 63cm single speed for the past few years, I'm ready to get a new road bike. This time one with gears, so I don't have to kill myself on hills. But I'm having a very hard time finding models that come in larger sizes, and an equally tough time finding stores that sell them (I'm 6'5).
Does anyone have any advice or recommendations? Either for stores or specific brands/models?
I've looked in numerous stores in NYC and NJ, but struck out each time. One store tried to sell me a 61cm Cannondale Synapse, which I liked a lot but just felt a bit too small. Any help would be much appreciated.
Some information on me and intended usage and budget:
-I'm in Brooklyn and ride recreationally about 100-150 miles per week, mostly in Prospect Park, Central Park and along 9W, average moving speed 17mph
-I'm 6'5 1/2 tall, Inseam: 37"
-I currently ride a 63cm Fila Milano, which seems to fit great although I never had a professional fitting
-Ideally I'd like to spend no more than $2,500 including fitting.