Going round in circles over which first road bike to get, I'm tied to evans through my work scheme and they wern't amazingly helpful when I tried to speak to them for some advice
I think I've narrowed my choice based on what evans having in stock for my size (58cm, I'm 6ft) down to either:
Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018
Specialized Allez E5 Sport 2019
Both £800 so leaves something to get the other bits and bobs.
The main difference appears to be down to the brakes, the diverge having mechanical discs.
What I was wondering is how terrible are they? I'm coming from a 10yo hybrid with rim brakes and I'm only going to be using this for (probably) fair weather commuting and some longer rides in the summer.
I think I prefer the diverge over tha allez as it has slightly wider tyers and the ability if I wanted to put larger on it (although I suspect I won't). I'm not looking for an out-and-out racer.
Is there something on the Allez that makes it a better buy that I'm missing?
Or should I be pushing the budget to £1000, but from what I could see another £200 didn't get me much more.
Ta in advance!