Old 04-18-07, 12:42 PM
Brian L. Baker
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Bikes: Specialized Sirrus - 2000?

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$1000 for a bike with first Century June 3rd

What would you buy?

I was in an accident and the bike was totaled. I should have about $1000 to work with. The Century is around Tahoe, and it is my first Century.

Some information about me. I am 6', 260 pounds, 33" inseam. I am a strong flat rider who struggles some in the hills, though I am getting better.

One LBS is pushing a Specialized Allez Sport for $929. Another LBS, a more expensive one, is pushing three different bikes. They are a LeMond Tourmalet for $1,250, a Jamis Ventura Elite for $1,300, and a Bianchi C2C Nirone for $1,449.

I can pony up some money above the insurance's $1000, but I want the best bike for the money for a person my size without adding in more than about $400.

Any comments on these bikes or suggestions for others?

Thank you

Cervelo Dual/Calfee Tetra Pro/Kestrel 200sc/Specialized Sirrus/Diamondback Ascent/Centurion Fixie
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