Soon to turn 63 and due to my bad back, it has taken me off the golf course and back onto my bikes (Cannondale H400 & Specialized Stumpjumper).
I have looked into a road bike that have much more relaxed and upright geometry and test ridden a Cannondale Synapse (felt really comfortable) and looking for a Specialized Roubaix to try. Both offer a more relaxed riding position.
Can anyone recommend any other brands/models they know of or have had success with. I am going to be fitted because of my situation but would look to a LBS that carries a line that offers these types of bikes.
Background: In '02 the first of my back operations began and has put me on long term disability. I can walk or stand for about 10 minutes and have to sit down to relieve the lower back pain. However, the strange thing is my surgeon told me to get back on my bike since it would be less stress on my lower back. I can now ride up to 20 miles on my hybrid. Just different stress on my lower back.
thanks in advance really enjoying these forums.