Join Date: May 2007
Location: Buffalo NY
Bikes: Gerry Fisher Nirvana, LeMond Buenos Aires
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I bought an '06 LeMond Buenos Aires (carbon cockpit with the remainder being some special steel) a month ago, and it is now my fair weather ride. I bring extra cloths driks, etc with me on the days I ride my hybrid so that I can travel very light on the road bike. I could not believe how much more efficient you are on a road bike. I can easily ride 5 MPH faster without any additional effort. I tried some Treks, the Buenos Aires and an '07 Alp d'Heuz. Both the LeMonds just fit me better. I am on the taller side (6' 2.5") and his Geometry just fits my body well. The bars were a bit wider on the LeMond vs. the Trek as well. I added SPD pedals and got some shoes, and eventually had to switch out the stock saddle for a Selle Royal Darco (I think that's the model). I can still feel the sits bones a bit after a 35 mile ride, but there is no numbness in the critical areas anymore.
Last week I had to go visit one of our satelite offices that was 15 miles away and my co-worker and I both rode our bikes as the weather was amazingly nice. I had to coast for long sections just to prevent from racing ahead of my coworker. Every so often I'd hear him jockingly yell... "stop coasting" as he was bussy pedalling along nonstop. Last week's weather was outragiously nice (set multipe records each day) so I added a few extra 10 to 15 miles to my ride home. That is SO much more fun on a road bike. My trusty hybrid is still an excellent "war-horse" that gets me through any kind of weather, but riding a fine road machine sure is a blast.