We stopped at the LBS to pick up a replacement tube for my bike. We figured we'd check out a bike or two while we were there.
I rode a Roubaix and liked it a LOT (color = "brushed" which is really a beautiful silvery color, very sleek). I sat on a Cannondale Synapse but it was too small for me.
He showed me a road bike with bullhorn bars, and another one with standard drop bars. He wanted to know which one felt more comfortable to me, more comfortable for my hands.
I really liked the bullhorn bars..... does anyone have them and like them? They were like these, but taped:
He also presented another type of bar off the rack, and I can't remember the name. Similar to the bullhorns but the bar ends were straight and the area in the middle (where you'd put your hands if they weren't on the ends) was a little flattened in the center like some ergo grips are shaped. I don't remember the name of that one.... does it sound familiar to anyone?
He spent a LOT of time with us. He said this store emphasizes the importance of fittings and will not sell the bike without making sure it fits me. This store also offers 2 years free unlimited service. (Is all of this too good to be true??? Why do I always feel that I'm being manipulated into a sale when that stuff is pointed out?)
They didn't have any other relaxed geometry road bikes in my size. He agreed that I should try both WSD and men's just to be sure of the fit.
Though it was a tiny bit too long for me, that Roubaix is a very nice bike.