Help me pick a new road bike!
August 27, 2012 9:51 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of getting a new road bike, and would like some help in picking one.
posted by COBRA! to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (45 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a daily bike commuter in Minneapolis (as long as there isn't ice on the roads, anyway) and recreational rider. Not really interested in racing at all
I currently have a Specialized Allez... I'll be putting my 10,000th mile on it pretty soon. And, while I love it, it's getting steadily more clear that it's not really the bike for me anymore; I have a rack and panniers on it, but they don't sit too well.
I'd like my next bike to be more suited to hauling cargo day-to-day, but also good for taking out on long rides (where I'm more concerned with endurance than with speed).
I'll be going new on this one, since every road bike I've bought previously has been used and I just feel like I'm due. Ideal budget is $1,000-$1,200.