specialised allez race bike vs Merida road 901

lewis_1989 Posts: 5
edited June 2014 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at getting my first road bike and have found both of these two bikes, getting a bit confused! :shock: was just wondering what people thought the best choice out of the two would be?10361400_10204047321360563_1595550170411861846_n.jpgor

I'm 6ft any help would be greatly appreciated!



  • DiscoBoy
    DiscoBoy Posts: 905
    What frame size are they? They both look quite small.
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • Both are Large frame I think they said they measured at 56cm
  • Colinthecop
    Colinthecop Posts: 996
    I have an Allez, I like it... Never riden a Merida so can't really comment.

    Although I seem to remember reading somewhere they come from the same factory as the Spesh, and it that's true, the quality of both will be good.
  • So hard to decide!
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    The Merida looks a lot older than the Allez, by several years...
  • Colinthecop
    Colinthecop Posts: 996
    That's probably the 80's paint job....

    If the OP has an affro, then it's got to be the Merida, if not, the Spesh.
  • Haha no afro im afraid.. Think ill go spesh thanks guys!
  • Miles253
    Miles253 Posts: 535
    Ive always thought my Allez was a great buy, you see quite a few people racing them too, so they cant be bad.
    Canyon Roadlite AL-Shamal Wheels-Centaur/Veloce Group
    Canyon Ult CF SL- Spin Koppenberg-Ultegra group