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Which road bike should I get?

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I have the option of 2 different bikes.

One is a 2010 specialized allez sport comp, with 2000miles on frame but stock components are like new. it would come with extra tires as well. this price is $400

the other is a 2006 scott speedster s50 that is brand new still in the box but doesnt come with pedals for $450

what do you guys think, what are your opinions, this will be my first bike and I am trying to make this decision and just dont know which one to choose.

thanks

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What are you going to do with the bike?

dont forget with either bike you'll want pedals and shoes.

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What component groups does each bike have? Shimano 105, Ultegra, something else?

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Allez has SORA STI levers with a sora front derrailleur and tiagra 9spd rear...scott has sora front and sora 8spd rear with sora sti levers.

I would go on the ALLEZ but really niether have great component groups...what is your experience riding and what will you be doing with the bike. When i worked at a bike shop i tried to never sell anyone less than shimano 105 unless they were rarely going to ride and realized they were buying a lesser product.

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I plan on using it every day to go to work and back only 5 miles, but I also plan on training with a buddy on it for racing. The problem is I can only spend around that much on a bike. this would be my first bike too btw.

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What dealers do you have around you and what do they stock? also the Allez seems like a better choice for a better bike that will also hold its value better.

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