SO many options out there. What are some good road bikes for me to look at buying that won't break my bank? I test rode an aluminum TREK yesterday and loved the feel of it, but I could feel every single bump. It was a little rough, is that to be expected? I have a hybrid TREK right now and it will absorb a lot of the shock of the road. Is aluminum a good choice? Will carbon cost me a lot more? Im just starting the looking process and am not real sure what brand to even look at. Any suggestions? I guess I want to stay under 2K. Im at 245 pounds right now, but rapidly approaching my goal weight of 180...if txt makes a difference.
Any help appreciated.