I'm really new to this Road Biking thing. My friend got me into mountain biking a couple months ago, and I've decided I like riding it on the street better than on trails.
So I started shopping around for road bikes, but dont really know what to look for. I like the feel of the 1200c and the Sequoia (the Sequoia somewhat less, but I can get a better deal on it).
Anyway, I was in the store ready to order a Sequoia but it turned out the supplier was out, and the owner tried to get me onto something different (I can probably still get a Sequoia from someplace else, but I like the guy and wouldnt mind doing business with him).
Since I was after a comfort bike, he said he could knock a couple hundred off a Lemond Big Sky SE, since he's trying to get rid of them. This seemed like a pretty good deal.
Then he had this great idea that I really belong on a non-comfort bike, and should get an Allez Sport. His reasoning sounded pretty good - I'm young and still new to the sport so in the near future I'll want more of a racing bike. It just didnt "feel" right when I rode it, I'm fairly sure it was the right size and was fitted to me correctly.
So I guess what I'm asking is:
Do you really change that much as you get better, and should I just deal with a racing bike till it starts working for me?
Is there anything else I should be looking at in terms of fit and components and stuff? Or even at other bikes (my budget is $7-800, and I'm not really looking at upgrading).
Thanks guys, I know your combined knowledge will help me figure this out.
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