Specialized Allez Sport OK for a Beginner??
Been doing a few short weekend rides with my older “Sports Authority” special and looking for my first “real road bike”. Been test riding a few brands at my LBS and settle of one or two that I like. My co-worker has a “one summer” used Specialized Allez Sport” in my size of 58 and less than half the $cost$ of new. My short test ride on the bike felt okay but had real concerns on bikes intended purpose. I am looking for a bike for a general longer ride or weekend group rides. Research seems to indicate the Allez more an aggressive geometry and built for speed not longevity. Being a true beginner, is the Allez Sport too much, not right? The initial fit seems okay but just not sure longterm? Any suggestions on the Allez Sport for beginners is much appreciated.