So, thanks to the various hurricanes the past year, my local XC trail park was demolished and who knows when it will be repaired, thus I have decided to take up road biking. My price limit is about $1200 (although anything south of $1000 would be better). Also, at the moment I bike at least 17 miles (often times about 40 miles) a week with my XC bike (and no, I’m not on slicks) and I’m looking for something that can keep up with my riding without needing anything outside of the normal tune-ups (save for unforeseen problems like shredding a tire). I have been looking at: Trek 1000 ($709.99): http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...id=1413000&f=3 Trek 1500 ($1149.99): http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...id=1440000&f=3 Cannondale CAAD8 Optimo 1 (2006 model $1250, but I can get it for about $200 less): http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/c...el-7RA81D.html Any ideas / recommendations / tips (fitting, etc…I haven’t road biked before) would be appreciated. Jon.
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