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New Bike Advice

Max_ManMax_Man Posts: 185
edited August 2007 in Road beginners
Hi guy's, long time lurker here and not an ofen poster. Anyway, question, I've been commuting on my slicked mountain bike (14miles a day) and I really wan't a new road bike. I headed to my LBS today and checked out a few bikes, the one I really liked and am thinking of buying is the Specialized Allex Sport Triple. Had a great chat with the guy, turn's out he's the manager and we wen't through a few particular and he recomend's a size 54, sat on it and it felt great.

So any advice, input or experiences with this bike, any good for a noob???

PS, the store is the Specialized Concept Store in Chester, filled full of bike porn. Really impressed with the shop too.



  • topdudetopdude Posts: 1,557
    Hi, you've hit on the right bike there, it is the one most people recommend when a "which bike should i get" question is asked. Always gets a good report when reviewed in C+.
    So, if it feels right and the size suits you and the shop is helpful BUY IT !!
    Oh, then start saving for accessories and clothing.
    He is not the messiah, he is a very naughty boy !!
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    Is it a 2008 model? If it's a 2007 model you should be getting a discount (£50 to £100) as the new models are coming out just about now. Fine bike, either way.
  • owaingibbyowaingibby Posts: 240
    Or get them to throw in some pedals. Does it come with pedals?
  • Max_ManMax_Man Posts: 185
    Yeah, it's a 2007, they are asking £599. Seem's like a good discount to me.

    I don't know if it come's with pedal's, it didn't have any in the shop. Are they usually sold with pedal's?
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    That is a very good discount - £180 I think!
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