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specialized or trek

Old 09-30-08, 03:28 PM
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specialized or trek

well guys ... im looking to get a new bike got around $3000... was looking at the specialized roubiax or the tarmac exp... the trek madone 5.2 or the cervelo soloist i ride about 25 miles a day and around 60 on the weekends looking for comfort and performance im 5'11 and weight about 230... thnx i currently have a 1997 cannondale caad3
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I had a 1st generation Trek 5500, when they first came out. I loved the bike until a chain stay broke. Trek eventually replaced the defective frame, but it was painful. The current Treks are probably very similar to the Specialized bikes. I know it was a long time ago, but based on my experience with Trek customer service - I avoid them (Although my wife and kid both ride Trek bikes). I just ordered a 2009 Specialized Roubaix Pro for myself.
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Buy the one that fits you the best. At your size, a Tarmac may not be the best choice.
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