The alien is a littler more pricey overall, but with LBS' here being limited in what they carry and can order, the Alien shipping is really cheap and ends up balancing out the costs, sort of ($40 shipped to Canada vs $100+ for an Iro from directly from them.)
Originally Posted by clink83
Threaded headset is a step down from threadless, is it really that important to get a quill stem?
No not at all, but I already have a stem so I figure I'd try to make use of it if possible.
Presto NJS build, Specialized Allez Pro w/ full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SLs, 1990something Specialized Sirrus
don't buy a bike b/c you already have a stem...that's kind of backwards. There is a good easton threadless stem on jenson for like 20 bucks right now, so just get a frame w/ threadless fork. BUT, if you do have your heart set on threaded, get a soma rush.
I wish there was a lbs that had these in stock so I could be sure about sizing. My older frame was a 54cm so I was assuming I would have needed the 56cm Angus, but the measurements of the 53cm Angus to my older 54cm are almost identical, save for the seat tube length and a .5" difference in stand over height. My older frame wasn't small for me or anything, so maybe the 53cm would be fine.