I was just about to pull the trigger on a new Cannondale Quick 4 or 5 (which ever the LBS got in first) OR a Trek 7.3 FX he has in stock - both brands fit great - but the Road Bike bug has been biting.
Because of that, I've been sort of 'unconsciously' stalling... I will be pulling some serious mileage within a few months and I am certain that I will tire of the Hybrid - more sooner than later.
My LBS told me that I am not too big for a road bike now (6'1, 315 and in good riding condition, weight slowly dropping, former football player and weight lifter). I've been riding my uncomfortable MTB religiously and while I am now in good cardio shape, I still have a lot of weight to lose (target of ~225 lbs).
First of all - do you think my size/weight will turn a good road bike into recycle material? I know that a road bike will cost more but the price is not the issue. I've even found a few very good used road bikes for about the same or a little more than the new hybrid.
While a fitness hybrid seemed to fit the bill a month ago, it now seems so much like my current MTB (Cannondale M500) (but certainly better fitting). Because of that, I'm not sure if the new Hybrid bike will be that much of an advantage at this stage.
Should I wait on the road bike (Cannondale CAAD9 or Synapse most likely) and get the flat bar fitness hybrid now? Am I wiser to wait until I lose more weight?