I am from Brazil and in the middle of April I am going to move to Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and I'd like to ask for help to choose a nice bike to ride and commute when the weather allowed (I believe it could be from April to October).
Here in Brazil I rode an 26 inch hardtail MTB and in Canada I'd like to change to a ROAD or CX or Touring bike, because with a bigger wheel size will helps to ride better and even small weekend bike trips (300km round trip).
So, what I think that I am going to like is a bike with:
Also, I am 188/189cm tall and here I ride a XL GT Avalanche 2008 frame (20,5 to 21 inches) with a 100mm stem and 350mm seatpost. It is ok for short to mid distances, but for long distances after 80km riding it is not so confortable anymore.700c wheels
Full fender friendly
Drop bars (for long distance)
Confortable rider position
So, as I said above, I believe that a 58cm will be my first frame size option, of course that I am going to try some frame sizes, but I prefer a little smaller frame than a bigger one this time.
Searching for suggestions of bikes I found a JAMIS NOVA SPORT CX bike that seems nice enough, but I really don't know if I will find it in stock at some bike shops. Also, my budget will be around $900,00 CAD with a possibility to increase to $1.100 CAD.
I am sorry to open a new thread, but other threads with similar subjects just help me to eliminate some bikes and now I need some help to focus in what it would be good.
Thanks for all that read my post.
PS. I forgot to say, the main use of the bike is going to be as a weekly commuter and a weekend road, because I'd like to go around the city and beyound
PS II. This is my 1st post since my registration in 2012.