Last year I dusted off my 1994 Specialized Hardrock, got my butt in the saddle and when winter rolled around I ended up putting on over 800 miles. Through the winter months I have kept in cycling shape by attending spinning classes 4 days a week.
Now that cycling weather is right around the corner I am looking to upgrade to my first road bike. Have spent many hours researching online and spending time at 2 LBS asking questions and checking out the 2011 bikes.
I am interested in riding longer distances, so I am interested in a bike with an endurance geo instead of a racing geo. One of my goals this year is to do at least one Century ride.
At this point my two top choices is a Specialized Secteur Sport or a Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5. Both bikes are similar in price which is based on what I plan on spending. Each LBS have group rides and they will allow me to test ride these bikes during a group ride, so instead of spending 10 or 15 minutes on each bike, I will put on about 25 miles on each.
While I know that my choice will be based on which bike fits me best (after test ride) I would like to know what your personal experience is with these bikes.
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