Found these two bikes on craiglist for a decent deal I think.
First one Is a specialized Allez Pro- 2004, SRAM Rival components. $600
Second is a scott speedster s10, not sure on the year but it has carbon fork and carbon in the back part of the frame. New models seem to be all aluminum? Full Ultegra components, $750.
What do you think is the better bike? Scott worth the extra 150?
Ive ridden SRAM apex which I really liked. Supposedly rival and force are mechanically the same just different material/wieght.
ridden a couple 105/ultegra bikes. They were "ok". Hard to be a judge because the 105 bike had a mix of Tiagra stuff, and the ultegra bike was i think a bit poorly set up. But given my limited experience I felt like SRAM stuff shifted quick hard and accurate which I liked. But tons of people rave about Ultegra as well even if my experience wasnt flawless.
I guess Seeing as im fairly new to the scene Id prefer to get the higher quality bike vs nit picking which components I like best, since Ive hardly any real riding time on either system.