• 04-26-2006
    derekdeben
    Specialized Allez Expert vs. Roubaix Expert
    Hi,

    I am new to the forum and looking for advice. I currently have a 2000 Giant TCR2 and have been looking to upgrade. The last few years I have not felt real comfortable and a few shops I had the bike serviced in told me they thought it was to small. This is my first bike and do not know any different. I am 6'1 220 with a 32 inch inseam for pants the bike is a large. I usually ride 18 miles a night and longer rides on the weekend with the occassional metric or century. I am 6'1 220 with a 32 inch inseam for pants the bike is a large. I really like the 2 bikes but not sure of which one to go with. The Giant (Large) always felt small and putting it next to either of these bikes (58CM) it looks small. I am torn between the 2 and looking for some advice as far as comfort, performance etc. I have read alot of the reviews on the Roubaix and I am leaning towards that but I still like the race features of the Allez.

    Any help would be appreciated.