I am looking to get into road biking and started shopping locally for a bike, both new and used. The only suggestion on bikeforums is Joselyn's, which is now closed.
Been to five different stores so far (Monterey, Carmel and Salinas) and none have a bike in my size under $2K. None want to do a sizing until after I purchase a bike. They all want to special order a bike and charge full MSRP.
So apparently I need to expand my search options. Tons of bike stores in the bay area, but I am not sure it is worth it to drive almost two hours for a new bike since it will be a hassle to get service. The prices are far cheaper than Monterey will be. Santa Cruz is a bigger market, but from what I understand, the stores tend to be small there as well.
Another option is used, and there is one bike locally that fits my requirements. Perhaps I should simply start off with a used bike. Thoughts?