I'm in a little bit of a tussle.
I have been commuting a bit more to work and back plus riding as much as I can in the later evenings and weekend mornings to mid day. I have the Bug and Love it..!!
Currently doing this on a Raleigh Talus 5.0 around town and what not.
My issue is I feel I could get better performance road wise.
Most of my riding is street and sidewalk but around here the roads can be pretty ****ty and I have to navigate around joggers and walkers with earplugs glued to their heads. They don't hear me coming up from behind so I go around which puts me in the dirt or grass. Usually just drop a few gears and push through. I plan on doing some good road runs also.
So.... I have been looking at a few bikes. And would like to know your opinions and why which would be better than the other.
The bikes I'm looking at are:
(1) Giant Rapid 2 or 1 Giant Rapid 2 LINK
(2) Fuji Cross Pro (2009) Still new in the shop for a decent price (1350.00) Cross Pro LINK
(3) Raleigh Revenio 1.0 Revenio LINK
(4) Raleigh Cadent FT3 Cadent LINK
one is a cross and one a road and the other a "Fitness" Sheesh...
Any and all insight would be great