Bear with with me on this please. I own a 2003 Giant XTC1 Se that I have pretty much turned into a hybrid. End bars turned up so I can stretch my back. Michelin WildR 1.1 slicks for tires. Been thinking about buying a road bike so I can return my MB back to a MB and get the benefits on the road of a RB. Rode a Giant Defy 2 at bike store yesterday. Pretty much entry level RB. And if I bought a road bike today, that is about all I can afford. What I would rather do is save my pennies and by next summer have enough to step up a notch and get something other than a entry level bike.
Now for the questions. In the meantime, would it be feasable to replace my cassette on my MB with something set up for a road bike? My MB has 22/34/46 crankset.ShimanoXTR. My cassette is Shimano 11-34 teeth. And if I chose to change cassette, any reccomendations?
I know I still will not have a road bike. But, that Defy I rode accelerated and climbed very good. MUCH better than what I am riding now.
Any and all opinions and ideas will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.