If I didnt buy online , id be living in a sod hut and building a fire rubbing two sticks together.
Buy online, just from one with a no BS return policy. Local stores , if you even have a local store never seem to have much selection, or are always out of the size/color/model you want.
I ended up getting the sportage in white based on your Allston high recommendations! Love it except I have to wear my hair in a loose low ball because the back goes down so far. Otherwise it's great! Did a 20 mile ride and tie plus a 30 mile CTR the day prior and never payed attention that it was there :)