After three years of living in a country where the only cycling I could do was on an indoor trainer, I thought I would treat myself to a new ride upon my return. Was I ever surprised when I finally went to a couple of stores yesterday and each salesman basically told me the same thing - "I know you’re not a pro rider, but you need a pro quality carbon bike, $5500 should do it."
Huh? Have I been out of this sport for that long?
Here are the bikes they picked for me.
1. Stevens SCF SL with a DA build - $5000 Can - quote "go DA - It's really good, you will thank me."
2. Orbea Orca with an Ultegra build - $5000 Can
And although an Obea Onix was likewise, suggested - the salesman backtracked when I hinted that I liked the Orca...I left the shop more confused that when I arrived.
Any ideas what constitutes a great ride for a reasonable price?