Specialized Secteur: 2012 Elite vs. 2013 Sport

d10brp Posts: 70
edited August 2012 in Road buying advice
I have decided to get a Specialized Secteur because I love the look of Spesh bikes and wanted a more relaxed riding position. However, there are two choices in my budget and I can't see much between them:

The 2012 Elite model I currently have on order for £800, due to delivery this week.

Alternatively I could pick up a 2013 Sport model for £850.

I am a complete novice but from what I can work out the main difference is the 2013 Soras vs. the 2012 Tiagras. I don't see me upgrading any of the components (except pedals) during the life of the bike. Do you think the 2012 Elite is the best choice out of the two?
Scott CR1 Pro
Specialized Secteur Elite


  • snoopsmydogg
    snoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    provided the secteur fits you then i would go for the 2012 model.

    you get a better groupset for less money (use the extra £50 on pedals :wink: ) and as far as I know there were no real changes between 2012 and 2013 models other than possibly colour scheme.
  • d10brp
    d10brp Posts: 70
    Feeling suitably reassured now. Can't wait to get it.

    Scott CR1 Pro
    Specialized Secteur Elite