I have a specialized sequoia comp, about 21 pounds, before I add the
(full) seatbag and bento box.
I like the more upright position ( 71 years old ), about 2-3 miles in the
drops gets old pretty fast.
There are hills in every direction and I would like something that would
help me get up the hills in a quicker easier fashion...
So, what are some choices ( CF, Ti...) of a lighter bike with a sequoia style
geometry ( ie handle bar tops almost even with seat top) that would not
break the bank ( ~2500.00).
I realize that at 205~209 pounds that I will never be a hill slayer. Unfortunately
my metabolism died a couple of years ago and it is unlikely that I will ever
be under 200 pounds.
I target three rides a week from 20-28 miles with about 500~1000 feet of elevation
gain. My body demands a day off after a ride. I have been riding since Nov 2008.
Here is a profile of todays ride: