Originally Posted by inyang
What model of the Sectuer were you looking at?
The nice thing with that one, other than discs, is the long-cage RD and it's super-low low gear.
Originally Posted by trailer Rails
FYI: the Allez is going to be more racy and less versatile. That Sectuer will do almost anything you want to do. The Allez will not accept larger tires for light off-road riding.
Not to mention, the geometry may be way too twitchy for a returning rider. Be sure to ride the Allez and Secteur back-to-back, JoeDuck.