|Frame||Specialized A1 Premium aluminum|
|Fork||Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer and Zertz inserts|
|Tires||Specialized Espoir Sport, 700 x 25c w/ double BlackBelt puncture protection|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32|
|Handlebars||Specialized Comp, aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Roubaix w/ gel padding, bar shapers|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora|
|Brakes||Aluminum, dual pivot|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Riva Plus|
|Seatpost||Specialized Sport, aluminum|
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I am in my 60's. My road bike that I LOVED was stolen many years ago. I replaced it with a quality mountain bike but never really enjoyed riding it. After continually gaining weight and reluctance to use the treadmill it was time to shop for a bike. I went to the oldest established bike shop in Orlando where I also knew an employee in the repair department. I met with a member of the sales staff who was genuinely concerned about getting a customer in the right bike. No pressure - no "continually focused on closing the sale." He and other staff spent considerable time discussing bikes, fit, geometry and I settled on test riding both hybrid and road bikes. In all over the next two days I test rode six (6) different bikes - three (3) from Cannondale and three (3)from Specialized. A couple had to be built so I could try them out. All were excellent, quality products. Each test ride was roughly twenty (20) minutes. However, I found the Specialized's Secteur Sport to be the most comfortable for me. It "fit." Before the purchase I took the bike out for a final one (1)hour test ride - significantly raising the staff's anxiety. When I got back I was ready to hop back on and ride some more - I knew this was my bike. In little over a week I have 120 miles on my bike and I love it. The take away is that most local bike shop(s) are full of knowledgable, helpful staff. They stock first rate, quality products. Most bike shop staff are interested in getting you into a bike you like and can afford, but most important is that it fits you. Each brand is a little different. My advice: if you end up in a bike shop that is always trying to close the sale or rushing you to buy after just one quick test ride, ask for the manager and tell him or her why they have lost your business before leaving.
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