Bike choice?

shad3925 Posts: 22
edited April 2010 in Road beginners
I am about to buy a new road bike around £1000-£1200 but need advice on various options.
Should i choose a bike from a relative in the bike industry who can supply a Specialized Secteur/Allez with a good discount
Buy a bike from Ribble (Went and had a look yesterday,very impressed) with a good spec and very good price
If going via the Specialized route do I buy a Secteur Comp or opt for Secteur Elite/Allez and upgrade the wheels/tyres to make more like a Ribble bike although heavier?


  • Be a bit different and have a Ribble. Spesh bikes are ten a penny.
    Bianchi. There are no alternatives only compromises!
    I RIDE A KONA CADABRA -would you like to come and have a play with my magic link?
  • mf5
    mf5 Posts: 207
    +1 for Ribble
  • shad3925
    shad3925 Posts: 22
    Many thanks, has anyone upgraded the wheels on a Secteur Comp/Elite and has it altered the weight or performance