I recently added a Winsdor Leeds road (sport) bike to my Specialized HR and Lemond BA, giving me 3 bikes. I wanted a "beater bike" for putting in my hatch back for after work rides next spring.
I now have about 100 miles on the Winsdor.
I have always believed that the Lemond BA (which 4 years ago cost about $1,500 fully equipped) was a good bike, and that it probably was not worth my time to get anything less than a similar cost bike.
I got the Winsdor brand new on EBAY for $290 - and I took a big chance on the fit.
Granted it is Sora and weighs a couple of pounds more than the Lemond. It will probably wear out more quickly.
But, I have been most pleasantly surprised by the feel of the Winsdor. It fits me pretty well, goes quite fast, rides nicely, shifts easily, corners nicely.
No, it is not as nice as the Lemond. The frame is not as nicely constructed. But, for the money, it gives an awful lot of value. I would not hesitate to suggest it as a beginning road bike for someone who did not want to invest a lot into an upper-end road bike, but still wanted to get a feel for a road bike.
A month ago, I would never have believed I would write a posting like this.
Anyone else have a similar experience?