As i am over 50 and considered a "Clydsdale" i am going to post this in both forums:
Im shopping for a new bike, I am a recreational rider *3000 miles pr/year) ride an average of 30 miles pr/ride with an occational longer ride. The terain is verry hilly so my requirements are"
Triple chain ring
12-32 rear cassette
and a RELAXED riding position.
My current favorite ride is my Trek Lane cyclocross bike, but it dosnt have discs
So I'm considering the following
Salsa Vaya, or Colossal, Specialized AWOL, or Secture, or the Fuji Sportif
Again I don't race, stay on pavement, I just want better stopping power and security when decending big hills, I also have a hybid with disc brakes and they are far more effective than my rim brakes (cantis) I even trid swapping to KoopStop pads, and while this helps, still inferior to discs.
Any input or information would be great.