Need help choosing a new bike
I currently have a communter/mountain bike hybrid, and I'm looking at getting something that's lighter and faster for getting around town and riding to work.
I'm looking for something that I have the option of mounting panniers/saddlebags too, and that is reasonably comfortable for long rides (I'm thinking of trying some light touring).
I'm thinking of this one: The MEC Nineteen Seventy-One
Any suggestions for what I should keep in mind/ look for / alternatives?
I'm also on a budget, and hoping to stay under $1000 CAD if possible.