After two seasons of riding my Rockhopper with slicks, I’m beginning to seriously investigate road bikes. I spent some time checking out a few lines yesterday afternoon. I looked a few aluminium and one steel framed bike (Trek, Specialized, and a Jamis). I was surprised to find that I really liked the steel framed Jamis. It is as light as many carbon bikes and has nice Shimano 105 components, but its got a pretty hefty price tag for me (even after they knocked $250 off the price cause it’s last year’s model). As much as I love my Specialized mountain bike, I’m leaning away from a Specialized road bike, again due to price. The Treks seem to be a good buy for what you get. An aluminium Trek with the same 105 components as the Jamis is about $300 less expensive by the MSRP.
The bike search will be put on hold today as I haul furniture up to my brother’s and fetch some from my mom’s house. Mr. Grey needs a big bed and he’s going to get the same bedroom set that I had when I was a boy.