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    Which bike

    From the newbie, name should not be confused with doing a ironman event but stuck from rockcrawling jeep.

    I currently commute 15 miles each way on an old Trek 930 single track. The ride is winning, so I am considering investing into a new bicycle. The current front runner is a K2 Mod 5.. I have two questions. How much easier will the commute be on a road bike? Is the K2 a good bicycle?

    A little more info on me. I would like to join a club and build up to a hundred mile ride. I am 50 yrs young and lost 120 lbs over the last year and a half. I started riding my bicycle for health reasons and to help keep the weight off.

    Thanks for any comments in advance (both pro and con)
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    What kind of commute is it? There are some trails/roads that would be brutal on a road bike, especially an aluminum bike like the K2. Also, coming from a mountain bike, you might find that the position on a classic road bike is uncomfortable. Some companies ofter a relaxed road bike or a flat bar road bike.

    Test riding a few bikes on your commute would help you get a feel for what you're buying into.

    If you decide on a road bike what is your budget? A cheap solution might involve slapping some slick tires on your old mountain bike.

    Congrats on dropping the weight!

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