Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston we have a problem
I tried commuting on my race bike. That lasted about 2 days.
The bike just wasn't meant for that and it was taking a beating.
Now with the Kona, the ride is sooooo much less stressful cause i don't have to watch for every little crack/debris/gravel in the road, i can hop onto sidewalks if need be, go thru puddles without worry and i was able to throw a lot of gear on the kona that i wouldn't want on the race bike. Like lights, fenders, mirrors, lock, etc. And i have peace of mind knowing i'm not treating my race bike so poorly. Oh, and the wide bars also feel a little safer/more stable for commuting. And some would say the more upright position is more comfortable (although i tend to favor the road bike position)