Perfect for a Gran Fondo, with Roubaix-inspired Endurance Road geometry, plus shaped seatstays and FACT carbon fork both with vibration-absorbing Zertz, the Secteur Comp is fast and comfortable over the long haul. Upgraded wheelset and 10-speed SRAM Apex DoubleTap compact drivetrain add efficiency and reliability.
Strengths: SRAM Apex setup. Lightweight, excellent beginner setup and value. Carbon fork and Zertz on the stays and forks really help to smooth out the road.
Weaknesses: None as far as the bike is concerned. Just me getting used to riding again.
Fantastic bike! I tested a lot of bikes in this price range and below and this was the clear cut standout. I found the SRAM Apex setup better than the Shimano 105's but only by a small margin. Everything else about the bike screams quality. Love it!
New to biking, only have a year in. In february I was hit by a car and the fork on my bike retained a crack near the top.
I spoke with the LBS in NYC, Bicycle Habitat, and they're telling me that Specialized doesn't make my fork anymore, and that it's a proprietary fork, and that not jus ... Read More »
Looking for a first road bike. I bought a Specialized Hardrock Sport MTB back in 05 to ride with my son (bmx) on some single track trails, and urban jungles. Nothing serious, just fun. Blew out my ACL and tore both my meniscuse's (sp) last year. Swapped the tires on my MTB to something more roa ... Read More »
So I recently made a stupid Craigslist purchase of a used Italian carbon road bike that totally doesn't fit me (too small in quite a few dimensions). I am coming from a commuter bike that is cheap/cheerful and didn't know better. Fortunately I've both gotten a good fit/test ride with some new bikes ... Read More »