I am looking for advise and recommendations on a new commuter bike. Currently I’m using my old mountain bike with full road tyres and it goes fine but I’d like something faster. I know about mountain bikes but road bikes are a whole new world to me. Also I get neck pain with drop bars so I was interested in a flat bar road bike.
My budget is reasonably flexible around $2000 (Australian / US). I can get a deal on Trek / Avanti / DBR stuff and possibly Specialised. I really like the look of the Avanti Blade and the Specialised Sirrus