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Need Help picking out a Road Bike

Old 08-01-11, 04:44 PM
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Need Help picking out a Road Bike

So i recently had some issues with my tricross if you care about what happend to get me to whare im at here is the thread http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...rns?highlight=

but the deal now is that the shop is being great and giving me a bike at dealer cost the sell specialized and raligh so those are the options so i am wondering what people recommend for a specialized bike im looking for something listed around 2500 because i can get it for about 1600 I looked on specialized.com and there are so many options im thinking between these 3 let me know what you think or if there is another option you think i should consider the ralieghs are sold out as far as the 4.0 and 3.0 and anything else would be to much $$
I am looking for 105 or better for that price range here are my top three let me know what you think. Thank for the help

1st choice if i can get it for the right price
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

I dont know how the sram compares to shimano
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

I dont know how I feel about the Zertz but for example he is willing to sell this bike to me for 1200 and it list for 1800 so im thinking if a get a bike listing for 2500 i might be able to get a crazzy deal on it
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

Once again thanks for the help I appreciate it
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Old 08-01-11, 05:48 PM
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These frames are very different from the Tricross.
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Originally Posted by Paul01 View Post
These frames are very different from the Tricross.
yes i understnad these are road performance bikes and the tricross was a cyclocross bike but after riding the tricross i realized i wanted something more aggressive which i was planning on getting something in a few years but then i had all these problems with the tricross so i figure now is the time to get it.
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As far as geometry goes, the Secteur is not any more aggressive than the Tricross and is actually a bit more upright. If they're giving you a deal on the Tarmacs, go for it. Fantastic bikes and the Apex works great, just differently than the Shimano. I have Sram on my Tarmac and Bianchi and Shimano on my Sworks. All work well.
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Originally Posted by eippo1 View Post
As far as geometry goes,the Secteur is not any more aggressive than the Tricross and is actually a bit more upright. If they're giving you a deal on the Tarmacs, go for it. Fantastic bikes and the Apex works great, just differently than the Shimano. I have Sram on my Tarmac and Bianchi and Shimano on my Sworks. All work well.
this is the reason i didnt go ahead and buy the bike but it does have nice componets it full 105 which is the only reason im considering it but i probably wont get it I going to find out today what they can do as far as the tarmac goes
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