A good friend asked for an opinion about which of these three bikes he should get as his next bike. He's 56 yrs. old, maybe 130 lbs., and rides about 4000 miles a year. He's not a gear masher and keeps a pretty good spin going. Right now he's on a early 1990's C-Dale with Shimano 105. He's looking at three bikes, and the price difference between the three is less than $100. All three are available in the right size for him. So, any of you have any knowledge of or experience with these bikes? I've been on the web sites for each company and have looked over the specs. I think any of the three would work for him, but thought I'd check to see if you all have specific information/experience that may help him make a decision. Oh, one other thing. He's kind of set of these three as the pool from which he'll make his choice.... apparently he's been able to get very good price quotes on these three and he like the LBS's that carry them. Any insight is appreciated.
1. Fuji Roubaix Pro (the Alum model, not the steel one)
2. Jamis Venture Elite
3. Orbea Volata