From Windsor currently in Michigan, Ann Arbor area and been looking at the bike stores here. Looking for a road bike for the summer and have been really putting time in to find the right one. Im quite picky. I've originally read charts online about road bike sizing and been searching used bikes in southern-Ontario and originally found a size 58cm frame Giant TCR 1 2013. From the charts ive looked through online this should fit me (6ft 2 1/2") but after trying out several road bikes and endurance bikes in person ive found fitting is a bit more complicated then that.
From the reps ive talked to who fit me I fit a 61cm frame for racing bikes and a 58cm frame for endurance bikes(first time hearing about this style). This could have saved me long ride for a bike that does not fit ( The TCR ).
Anyways, my limit is $1000 CAD (about $8-900 USD) and so far found an endurance bike, the Fuji Sportif 2.0 LE for $800 with a tigara and sora groupset mixture to be a pretty good option so far. Think this is a fair price for the bike? Im still trying to pondering if the endurance or racing style would benefit me more. I hope to visit a few more shops and check craigslist in this area before I make a final decision.