This will be my first year racing, and my first year with TR. If theres any racing to be had… I am considering a second bike. What I have come up with is a short list of bikes I was looking for opinions on.
Right now I am on a 54 Tarmac SL7. I am 5’9" with a 33 inseam.
My choices atm are a Specialized Allez frame in 56. I cant seem to find a 54 atm so this is the only Allez available. I was on a 56 SuperSix prior. 56 works if I slam the stem and run no setback on the post. I have read the seatpost slip on this frame? If anyone can confirm from experience?
Specialized SL6 Sport Disc in 54. Seems like a decent deal under 3k.
Or a Bianchi Sprint size 55 with 105 disc. Never owned a Bianchi but this seems to be priced well for an entry level race frame. Wheels are trash though.
Any thoughts? I would be super interested to hear from someone that owns a Bianchi Sprint.
I may just race the SL7 and have a group prayer before each start. I may also just hold off and see how the market goes. Part of me thinks theres going to be a ton of used bikes for sale soonish.