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Old 06-18-11, 10:10 AM
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good deal?

a little background, i'm switching from a single speed/fixed gear (i know i bought into the fad, but at least this is what got me into riding). Bike will also be used for a work commute, 1 mile each way.

So my LBS has a deal on a new 2010 specialized allez sport triple, $650. This is a little more than i wanted to spend, i was hoping to stay around $500, but the extra $200 (bike will be 700 after taxes) isn't that much of a stretch if it's really worth it.

I guess my questions are; is the bike a good deal? If not, what other bikes would you recommend in my price range?
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My LBS has the allez triple 2010 at 839.99 and 899.99 for the double. They are not known for killer 'deals' on their road bikes though.

Their secteur SRAM apex is 1200 and some odd....
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That's a couple of hundred off so it's not bad. My daughter has one and it's a great bike.
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That's a fair deal. Get it now.
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25% off is a good discount for a new but slightly outdated model year bike.
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Ended up getting it for $650 OTD, so it was about another 10% off. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Nice. Now ride it like you stole it... 'cause you almost did!
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Nice ride and a great deal! You must be one tall dude!
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Flip it and ride it.
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