Road Bike

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.

13 thoughts on “Road Bike

    1. The timing of that event is always a problem. I believe I’ll be at the Beach this year if it’s the weekend of July 16th. Let me know, it might work out.

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  1. Felt bikes are worth a look as well, some great value in that line. Also best time for sales is end of July after tour de france. Highly recommend test rides…somewhere with hills. Good luck!

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    1. Cannondale made the list tonight. I never thought I’d be looking at a Cannondale, but I took one for a spin tonight and, well, it was a sweet bike and in the same price range as others I’m looking at. I’ll look into Felt as well! Thanks.

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    2. Cannondale made the list tonight. I never thought I’d be looking at a Cannondale, but I took one for a spin tonight and, well, it was a sweet bike and in the same price range as others I’m looking at. I’ll look into Felt as well! Thanks.

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  2. I have a steel Jamis, and the ride is magnificent. Smooth! I have the Coda (can’t do drops), sort of 1/2 way between road and mountain riding. Feels like a flat-bar road bike with mountain gearing most of the time, though.

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    1. I have had another cyclist recommend the steel ride today. I may add Surly to the list.

      I keep having a mental block on “steel is old technology” and I know I need to get past that.

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    2. I have had another cyclist recommend the steel ride today. I may add Surly to the list.

      I keep having a mental block on “steel is old technology” and I know I need to get past that.

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