I've been reading the incredibly informative posts here for some time and thought it was time to sign up and post a question based on what I have picked up.
I have a Trek 7000ZX from around 13 years ago - I love it, but the components are starting to fail and I started thinking about potentially getting a new bike that suits my current riding style more. I commute each day around 10 miles along a mixture of main and side streets, with moderate hills and occasionally like to take slightly rougher routes.
I'd decided to start looking at IGH bikes, potentially with a belt drive, and with as good components as possible - potentially disc brakes - that would do the job but not feel like a step down from my Trek (which is quite light).
To that end I'd narrowed down list to : Felt X-City 1 & 2, Civia Hyland, Swobo Dixon, Scott SUB 10, Trek Soho and District (the only single gear bike I've contemplated) and perhaps something from Giant or Kona.
The 2008 Felt X-City 2 I tried was a little on small side - I am 6'3" - but was fun, albeit perhaps a little 'soft' ? I'm going to try the Scott SUB 10 2010 today as it seems to have a good set of components ( http://scottusa.com/us_en/product/8299/45253/sub_10 )
I was originally excited about the Swobo Baxter but the frame sizes are too small - the Dixon looks interesting but uses the SRAM i-Motion 9 which, although it has wider range for a more consistent switching style seems to get reviewed as being harder to maintain and tending to make noise at the higher gears.
So - wondering if anyone has any suggestions or feedback on the above models or some counter suggestions ? I am looking at something that tops out around the 1-1.5K price point.
All very best,