Can't believe I'm now 50 plus- female, but I have to confess I can't run anymore due to old knees. I've biked my whole life though and need to do more of it for fitness.
I have a trek 7500 multitrack that I ride a lot right now, but I've been drawn in by disk brakes on this one:
Neko SLX - Trek Bicycle
It's a reasonable price, so I'm thinking about. My worry about it (and mine) is the more mountain like gear shifting range. We do a lot of city paved trails riding, and packed gravel paths on weekends. Around our house it's mostly pavement and I do like to go as fast as possible. Having said that, I do use all the low gears on my current bike to climb the hills where we live.
I keep thinking I want more of a road bike with flat bars (have numb wrists many days and like to alter hand position without bending over too much...<sigh>.
So I want to go fast, ride road and packed gravel, climb hills easily and bike every day. Anyone have any thoughts on whether this bike is too mountain bikish for what I want? I keep thinking the geometry of a hybrid might be better for my purposes?
I do have a Jamis road bike I'm going to have to sell, it's too bent over for me these days , so I'm pretty sure I don't want a strictly road bike.