I posted this on the commuter forum and they suggested I post it on here.
Had my mountain bike stolen. I was doing mostly street riding anyways(got tired of fighting the front shock also). So I started looking at bikes made more for street riding etc.. I found this forum and did a lot of reading. I started looking at the Trek fx series. But to get the good components I'd have to spend close to $800 (example 7.5FX). After doing somemore reading on here most seem to think I would wish later I had bought a road bike in the first place. So back to the bike shops..
Ok so I've found a few bikes but then it starts to get confusing. I ride one then go ride another and they all start to run together etc.. Helppppp
I like the Specialized Sequoia Elite it's an 07..$899. Has caron fork, seat stays, posts, good rims and tiagra 9speed. It is a more relaxed road bike.
Also like the Raleigh Cadent 3.0. it's an 06 $975 but they said they would come down more. With carbonfork,seat stays and post. Akex DC-19 rims, shimano 105 shifter/front derailer with Ultegra rear. It's also considered a morfe relaxed road bike.
Plus the Fuju Absolute SX..$799. It's a road bike with straight bars. carbon forks, and 105's all the way around.
Any thoughts?? Bike will be used mainly for commuting to work, gym, 3-5 miles. Plus maybe alittle longer on weekends.
PS.. I'm the the Dallas area. if that matters about the roads I'll be riding on. Plus I'm not a light weight. I'm 5'10" and around 250lbs so pretty hard on whatever I ride.