Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: O-Town, NE
Bikes: Gary Fisher Cobia, Lemond Buenos Aires
I am getting my first road bike on Thursday. I rode at least 8 different bikes before I decided on what I wanted. I am getting a Lemond Buenos Aires leftover from 2006. If the price wasn't soooo incredible, I would be looking at the Tourmalet. If I had more money, I would be getting the new Versailles! That new MIN/MAX carbon frame is just amazing. It is stiff and light. I couldn't believe how great it felt compared to the others I had rode.
So my advice would be, go and ride some that are in your price range. If one of them feels like heaven, go ahead and get it. I respect the people that can be happy with what they have and ride, ride, ride. I am not that way. I need new stuff all the time. It doesn't have to be the best stuff, but it needs to excite me.
I am the same way with motorcycles and cars and hats and shoes. I think it was because of too much Mtv in high school