I'm in the market for getting a new bicycle, and I'm wondering which one I should get. I'm probably going to go with an entry road bicycle and add a kickstand, fenders & a front gear guard (One of those disks that covers the gears so your pant legs wont touch them.) Or are hub gears really awesome and I should get a utility that's 12 pounds heavier? I never used the rear rack on my current el crapo 'hybrid' bicycle, and shocks don't matter that much to me. And I like going fast Which bicycle would you suggest? My budget is ~650. Or are bicycles one of those things that don't have a lot of hidden benefits about them and you can find out all you need to know after a test ride or 2??
(And I'm commuting to and from work with it, 30 minutes one way, and my route is all roads)
(Also has anyone found clip on LED lights that don't have buttons that can easily be pressed in your knapsack? And are not overpriced by costing over $20)