Hi all! Just joined the forum today! I am about to buy a new road bike, still a beginner in road biking. I am looking at a few bikes, and was wondering if i could pick your brains for a second. Basically, i dont know a ton about bikes, but i know a few things and have been looking at the specialized allez for a while. Just recently i ran across the Diamondbacks, and from the component lists they seem to be comparable at a lower price. Is there something i am missing? Are the Diamondbacks good bikes? I know neither of them are extremely great bikes, but i am looking for something that will be solid for a while, and be more enjoyable to ride than a typical walmart bike. Thanks for the help!
Here are the two bikes i am looking at: