My work are about to embark on a cycle to work scheme... however they have chosen the halfords one. I currently ride a trek 7.3 hybrid, loving the speed I can get on this, but inevitably want to be able to get down under the wind and get faster, and am looking to move to my first proper road bike. I have heard good reviews of the Boardman Team Carbon, so headed down to my local halfords to have a look. I think it's quite important to be able to test ride a bike before purchasing, however on visiting my local Halfords store, I was greeted by some spotty luddite who told me their company policy is not to allow the bikes out for test rides. They only had one size on display, none in stock and no intention of ordering one in to check the size. Even though it's on the bike scheme I'm looking at spending a fair deal of money on this bike, and am utterly frustrated at their service. I hear Halfords can order in bikes from major manufacturers, so went to the LBS to see what was on offer. They set me up for a test ride on the Specialized Allez elite which felt a very nice and comfortable ride, and sized me up properly for the bike ( am quite tall & need a 61cm frame) so am tempted by this. I understand that the Boardman only goes up to 57.5cm? Just want to hear from any boardman riders if they know whether it'll fit me (I'm 6"4') and if they're worth getting given Halfords terrible service?